DSM Almanac: High Wednesday: 76, Average High: 66, Record High Today: 88 (1962, 1928), Low: 28 (1962), Sunrise: 7:21 Set: 6:41
On This Day in Iowa Weather History: October 10, 2009: An unusually cold autumn storm system brought snow to parts of western, northern, and central Iowa. A band of moderate snow developed during the morning hours stretching from around the Omaha metro area eastward to the Des Moines metro, roughly parallel to and just south of Interstate 80. Within this band several locations received an inch or more of snowfall including 3.0 inches at Atlantic and an amazing 6.7 inches at Underwood in Pottawattamie County. This is the second-highest snowfall amount on record in Iowa for so early in the season, bested only by the 9.0 inches recorded at Hawarden on October 9, 1970. At the Des Moines airport 1.1 inches of snow was recorded which tied the earliest date on record of measurable snow at that location and broke their record for the earliest snow of an inch or more. The snow melted very quickly at all affected locations.
Your NWS Forecast:
Today: Sunny, with a high near 80. South southeast wind 5 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 56. South southeast wind around 9 mph.
Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 11 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. South wind 7 to 13 mph becoming west northwest after midnight.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 67. West northwest wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 44.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 65.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45.
Columbus Day: A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 61.
Monday Night: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 50. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58.