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  • Warmer Wednesday

    DSM Almanac: High Yesterday: 18, Average High: 32, Record High Today: 62 (1919), Low: -23 (1966), Sunrise: 7:29, Set: 5:30

    U.S. High Temperature for Tuesday, January 28, 2014
    (as received by 1 am EST January 29)
    83 at Miami (Kendall-Tamiami), FL
    83 at Vero Beach, FL

    Low Temperature for Tuesday, January 28, 2014
    (as received by 1 am EST January 29)
    -35 at Longville, MN

    On This Date in Iowa Weather History (courtesy of the NWS): 1909: A very severe blizzard struck most of Iowa from January 28-30. The storm began with light rain during the day on the 28th then changed to heavy rain that evening and to snow overnight. Very strong northwest winds whipped the snow into large drifts, reduced visibilities to near zero, damaged homes and businesses, broke windows, and blew down thousands of windmills, utility poles, and outbuildings. Temperatures plummeted as the northwest winds kicked up with readings at Audubon plummeting from 40 F to -8 F in less than 24 hours. The highest winds occurred during the early morning hours on the 29th with gusts of 60 to 75 mph across portions of western Iowa including a peak of 72 mph at Sioux City. Thousands of livestock died from exposure as many would not face the storm to seek shelter. Many observers across about the northwestern two thirds of Iowa noted that this was the worst storm in several decades.

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

    Today: Mostly sunny, breezy and warmer… 38. SW winds 5-15 gusting near 20mph.

    Tonight: Increasing clouds… light snow north of highway 20… 26. South winds 15-20 gusting to 25 mph.

    Thursday: Clouds… light freezing rain central in the morning… light snow north… freezing rain will change briefly to light snow central late morning… not much south… high near 31. 1-3″ totals north. South winds becoming NW around 15 mph gusting to 20mph.

    Friday: Mostly cloudy… a little light snow highway 2 and south… colder… high near 19.

    Saturday: Morning light snow south of highway 30… as of this typing (early Wednesday) it appears the metro will see around an inch, with perhaps 3″ near the Missouri border. (BRR Riders: 15 degrees at ride start at 10am and clouds.) High near 23.

    Sunday: Partly cloudy… 27.

    Monday: Partly cloudy… 25.

    Tuesday: Mostly cloudy… 21.

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