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  • Weekend Outlook

    DSM Almanac: High Yesterday: 46 Precip: 0.12″ Average High Today: 57 Record High Today: 89 (1929) Low: 13 (1881, 1899) Sunrise: 6:53 Sunset: 7:43

    U.S. High Temperature for Thursday, April 3, 2014
    (as received by 8 pm EDT April 3)
    100 at Laredo, TX

    Low Temperature for Thursday, April 3, 2014
    (as received by 8 pm EDT April 3)
    5 at Stanley, ID

    On This Date in Iowa Weather History (courtesy of the NWS): 1995: A very sharp cold front crossed the region on April 3rd sending temperatures tumbling from daytime highs in the 50s and 60s to lows in the single digits and teens by the morning of the 4th. At Cresco and Northwood the temperature fell from 64 F to 7 F, a drop of 57 degrees. Many other stations recorded temperature drops of 45 to 55 degrees from the afternoon of the 3rd to the morning of the 4th. At Des Moines the temperature fell from 66 F to 19 F, a drop of 47 degrees, and at Waterloo the temperature fell from 68 F to 12 F, a drop of 56 degrees. At Mason City the temperature on the 3rd fell from 67 F at 2 pm to 17 F at 11 pm, a drop of 50 degrees in just nine hours, and winds gusted to as high as 68 mph behind the front. Remarkably, the highest temperature recorded in Iowa during the entire month (81 F at Glenwood and Onawa on the afternoon of the 2nd) and the lowest temperature of the month (7 F at Cresco, Northwood, and Osage on the morning of the 4th) were separated by only 39 hours.

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

    Today: Mostly cloudy and windy with a few morning flurries… 43. NW winds 20-30mph gusting near 40mph.

    Tonight: Decreasing clouds and winds… 28. NW 15-25.

    Saturday: Partly cloudy… light winds… nice… 55. S 5-10.

    Sunday: Mostly cloudy… 20% rain chance… 58.

    Monday: Mostly cloudy… 30% rain chance late in the day… 58.

    Tuesday: Slight rain chance early… decreasing clouds late… 54.

    Wednesday: Partly cloudy and warmer… 65.

    Thursday: Heck yeah… partly cloudy… 70.


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