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  • Weekend Rain Chance

    DSM Almanac: High Yesterday: 76 Precip: 0″ Average High Today: 79 Record High Today: 103 (1933) Low: 43 (1894) Sunrise: 5:41 Sunset: 8:46

    U.S. High Temperature for Thursday, June 5, 2014
    (as received by 2 am EDT June 6)
    115 at Death Valley, CA

    Low Temperature for Thursday, June 5, 2014
    (as received by 2 am EDT June 6)
    24 at Daniel, WY

    On This Date in Iowa Weather History (courtesy of the NWS): 1980: Several rounds of severe weather pummeled northern, central, and western Iowa throughout the day. The first storms moved from Pottawattamie County eastward to Madison County in the morning producing very large hail up to the size of softballs and wind gusts as high as 80 mph. The hail shredded crops, broke windows, and damaged cars and buildings and the strong winds injured 7 people in Lake Anita State Park when several campers were blown over. The second round of storms moved from Dallas County through Polk County and southeast to Mahaska County around midday and into early afternoon, producing a weak tornado that touched down just east of the Drake University campus in Des Moines and moved east northeast for about a mile, crossing the Des Moines River near the 2nd Avenue bridge. These storms also dropped golf ball sized hail in Dallas Center, Grimes, and northern Des Moines. A third cluster of severe thunderstorms moved from Pocahontas County east to Grundy County in the mid to late afternoon, producing a wide swath of large hail up to baseball size that destroyed crops, damaged cars and buildings, and stripped trees.

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

    Today: Partly cloudy… isolated storms late… 82. SE winds around 5 mph.

    Tonight: Increasing clouds… 64. SE winds around 5.

    Saturday: Mostly cloudy… showers and storms in the morning and afternoon… 76. SE winds becoming NE around 5 mph.

    Sunday: Mostly cloudy… 74.

    Monday: 40% chance of showers and storms… 74.

    Tuesday and Wednesday: Partly cloudy… highs near 80.

    Thursday: 30% chance of showers and storms… 82.

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