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This post was written by Schnack on April 25, 2013
UPDATED at 4:30 PM
Tonight: Clear. Low: 36-39. Wind: S 5-10 mph.
Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy. High: 63-65. Wind: SW 10-15 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy. Low: 42-44. Wind: S 5-10 mph.
Saturday: Partly cloudy. High: upper 60s.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High: near 70.
Monday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of a shower. High: low 70s.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High: mid 70s.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. High: low 60s.
Thursday: Partly cloudy. High: mid 50s.
It has been a nice spring day with sunshine but the temperatures are still cooler than normal. Don’t worry that will change tomorrow as warmer weather moves northeast into Iowa. The sky has been clear this afternoon and will remain that way through the night.
This evening you will be able to see the International Space Station (ISS), the Full Pink Moon, and Saturn. See images below for details.
There will be rain showers south of Iowa Friday and close enough to toss some clouds north into Iowa. Despite a few more clouds in the sky high temperatures will warm into the 60s during the afternoon. Here is the WPF forecast map for 1 pm Friday.
A wonderful weekend is ahead with highs in the upper 60s and low 70s…and for more than one day. It will be this warm through Tuesday. There is a chance of rain Monday as a front pushes through Iowa.
Tuesday will be dry but a cold front will bring a chance of showers/storms Tuesday night and rain showers will continue through Wednesday. It will get cooler around here by the end of next week with highs in the low 50s.
The Climate prediction Center grabs onto the potential for cooler weather next weekend with the 8-14 day outlook (May 3-9). Temperatures in Iowa expected to be below normal with precipitation to be near normal.
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1902: A resident of Creston was struck by lightning twice during the same storm and lived. He was walking home during the onset of a thunderstorm, struck by lightning, and rendered unconscious. He was soon awakened by the ensuing heavy rainfall and resumed his journey home at a slower pace, partially paralyzed from the initial shock. Just as he reached the doorstep of his residence he was struck by a second lightning bolt and once again rendered unconscious. He miraculously survived the experience although his hair and eyebrows were singed and some exposed portions of his skin were blackened.
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