A ridge of high pressure will keep the Heartland dry on your Saturday! Expect a mix of sun and clouds as highs warm to around 90 degrees. Under a mostly clear sky lows will dip to the middle 60's.
Today: Mostly Sunny and Warm. Highs: 89-95
Tonight: Mostly Clear and Mild. Lows: 65-69
Have A Great Weekend! 1936 - Extreme heat prevailed across the central U.S. as severe drought raged from Texas to the Dakotas. Record high temperatures were established in sixteen states that summer, including readings as high as 120 degrees in the Great Plains Region. On this particular date, afternoon highs for 113 stations across the state of Iowa averaged 108.7 degrees. (David Ludlum) 1957 - Hail, with some stones up to an inch in diameter, covered the ground to a depth of three inches ruining crops in the Bath area of New Hampshire. (The Weather Channel) 1987 - Severe thunderstorms in Iowa produced eight inches of golf ball size hail near Grafton, IA, completely stripping corn stalks in the area. Hail caused more than a million dollars damage to crops in Worth County and Mitchell County, and another million dollars damage in Ada County and Crawford County. Unseasonably cool weather prevailed in the Great Plains Region. Eight cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including Duluth, MN, with a reading of 37 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) 1988 - Severe thunderstorms produced large hail and damaging winds in the Northern Atlantic Coast Region during the afternoon and evening hours. Thunderstorms also spawned a rather strong tornado near Westtown, NY, and drenched Agawam, MA, with four inches of rain. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) 1989 - Afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced severe weather from eastern New Mexico to central Nebraska. One hundred soldiers were injured by flying debris and collapsing tents during a thunderstorm near Trinidad, CO. Thunderstorms in Colorado produced wind gusts to 77 mph at La Junta. Early morning thunderstorms produced torrential rains over parts of Louisiana, with 7.50 inches at Carencro, and 5.85 inches at Morgan City. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
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Jason Lindsey is an award winning meteorologist and science reporter. Here's a peek at a few awards Jason's earned at KFVS.
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Since 2003 StormTeam meteorologist and science reporter Jason Lindsey has held the National Weather Association's Television Seal of Approval. Jason earned the NWA Television Seal of Approval in October 2003 by passing a written exam on operational meteorology and having his on-air performances reviewed by a panel of peers.
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In 2007 the Illinois Broadcasters Association honored Science Day 2006. The annual science event took home a Silver Dome Award for "Best Community Service Activity."
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In 2007 the Heartland Science Lab and Science Day 2006 earned awards from the Missouri State Teachers Association. The competition recognizes outstanding coverage of education and educational issues by the media.
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In 2006 StormTeam meteorologist and science reporter Jason Lindsey was awarded "Best Weathercast" by the Missouri Broadcasters Association for severe weather coverage.