• Time For A Cool Change

    DSM Almanac: High Yesterday: 81 Precip: 1.39″ Average High Today: 85 Record High Today: 104 (1925) Low: 50 (1995, 1892) Sunrise: 5:44 Sunset: 8:52

    Des Moines ended June with 7.49″ in the gauge… 2.55″ above normal. We’re 0.52″ above normal for 2014.

    U.S. High Temperature for Monday, June 30, 2014
    (as received by 2 am EDT July 1)
    123 at Death Valley, CA
    Low Temperature for Monday, June 30, 2014
    (as received by 2 am EDT July 1)
    25 at Stanley, ID

    On This Date in Iowa Weather History (courtesy of the NWS): 1891: By order of the United States Congress and President Benjamin Harrison, at noon eastern standard time the United States Weather Bureau was officially established within the Department of Agriculture. This was the first civilian government weather agency in the United States, replacing weather observation and forecasting functions that had been performed by military personnel in the Army Signal Service since 1870. The Weather Bureau survives today as the National Weather Service after changing its name in 1970. The state of Iowa is currently serviced by five National Weather Service weather forecast offices in Des Moines, Davenport, Omaha, Sioux Falls, and La Crosse.

    Your KCWI-23HD Great Day 7-Day Forecast:

    Today: Mostly cloudy, cooler and a bit breezy… isolated afternoon showers and storms… 77. West winds 10-20, gusting near 30 mph.

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy and cool… 53. NW 1o-15.

    Wednesday: Mostly cloudy and very cool… 69. NW winds 10-15.

    Thursday: Mostly sunny… 76.

    Independence Day: Partly cloudy… 80.

    Saturday: Mostly cloudy… 50% storm chance.

    Sunday: Mostly cloudy… 30% storm chance.

    Monday: Partly cloudy… 20% storm chance.

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