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This post was written by Schnack on November 14, 2012
UPDATED at 4:35
Tonight: Increasing clouds. Low: 31-34. Wind: S 5-10 mph.
Thursday: Decreasing clouds. High: 51-56. Wind: SW to NW 5-10 mph.
Thursday Night: Clear. Low: 27-31. Wind: N 5-10 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High: near 50.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High: low 50s.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy. High: near 50.
Monday: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers. High: near 50.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High: near 50.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High: Low 50s.
It has been a beautiful fall day. We had clouds last night and it looks like we will have clouds again tonight. The visible image below shows the clear sky over Iowa this afternoon but there are also some high clouds west of Iowa. Those clouds are associated with an approaching cold front.
The cold front will cross the area tomorrow morning with clouds. No rain is expected as the front passes. The clouds will clear around midday. It will be mostly sunny for the afternoon as high pressure builds in from the northwest. Here is the forecast map for tomorrow evening showing the position of the front.
The high pressure will provide us with lots of sun Friday and Saturday before clouds increase Sunday. There is still a chance for a few light showers Monday otherwise the next seven days will be dry. The high temperatures will be in the low 50s which is above normal.
The 8-14 day outlook (Nov 22-28) from the Climate Prediction Center has Iowa with above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation.
College Football Forecast (Saturday)
Iowa vs. Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
Kickoff Temp: upper 40s
Missouri State vs. UNI (Cedar Falls)
Kickoff Temp: near 50
Iowa State vs. Kansas (Lawrence, KS)
Kickoff Temp: upper 50s
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1997: Heavy snow fell in a narrow band from northwestern through east central Iowa with accumulations of 9.3 inches at Sioux Rapids and Clinton, 10.0 inches at Kanawha, and 12.0 inches at Allison. The snow remained on the ground for nearly two weeks in parts of northern and northwestern Iowa, keeping temperatures unusually cool during that period.
1959: Unusually cold weather affected Iowa with many locations reporting record low temperatures for so early in the season, including Le Mars where the low of -24 F set the state record for this early and was only one degree shy of the all-time Iowa November record low which was set a full two weeks later in 1887. At Rock Rapids, Sheldon, and Sibley lows of -20 F set their all-time November cold records. Low temperatures reported further south and east included -13 F at Onawa, -12 F at Clarion, -10 F at Carroll, Pocahontas, and Sac City, -8 F at Jefferson and Woodward, -5 F at Ankeny, -4 F at Atlantic and Council Bluffs, -2 F at Shenandoah and Winterset, and -1 F at Corning, Des Moines, and Knoxville.
1928: A rare series of violent November tornadoes moved northeast from south of Vinton to near Manchester, passing very near Center Point and producing significant damage along their path. A woman was killed by flying debris as she ran from a barn and nine people were injured by the tornado, which was on the ground intermittently for about 45 miles.
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