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  • Warming Continues

    DSM Almanac: High Wednesday: 29 Average High: 35, Record High Today: 65 (1921), Low: -26 (1905), Sunrise: 7:12, Set: 5:46

    U.S. High Temperature for Wednesday, February 12, 2014
    (as received by 1 am EST February 13)
    87 at Woodland Hills, CA
    87 at Elsinore, CA

    Low Temperature for Wednesday, February 12, 2014
    (as received by 1 am EST February 13)
    -30 at Saranac Lake, NY

    On This Date in Iowa Weather History (courtesy of the NWS):1905: The first half of February was intensely cold with many stations across Iowa recording temperatures below zero for days at a time. The 13th was particularly frigid with morning low temperatures of -33 F at Allerton and Greenfield, -34 F at Grundy Center and Newton, -35 F at Plover and Zearing, and -37 F at Harlan, Lenox, and Thurman. At Des Moines the low temperature of -26 F tied the all-time February record at that location, which was initially set just 11 days earlier on the 2nd.

    Your NWS Forecast:

    Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 39. Wind chill values as low as 5. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 13 to 18 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

    Tonight: Snow likely, mainly between 3am and 5am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 15. Wind chill values as low as 5. Northwest wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Friday: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 9am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 22. Wind chill values as low as 5. North northwest wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Friday Night: Increasing clouds, with a low around 8. Wind chill values as low as zero. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm.

    Saturday: Snow likely, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. South wind 5 to 11 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 17.

    Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 33.

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.

    Washington’s Birthday: A 30 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 41. Breezy.

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 26.

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 43.

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.

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