What a great warm-up for the state today!
Highs were in the upper 60s and lower 70s by 2PM. The gusty south wind was clocking in around 25 to 30 mph. Lots of folks out walking, jogging, biking and getting spring fever.
We have a tie for the record high. At 3:14 we hit 74…that ties the 74 that was the record high on this date in 2005.
Wednesday will be cloudy and a bit cooler. Highs will be in the lower 60s. The clouds will increase with a chance for showers by the afternoon.
This winter will go down as one of the warmest in Des Moines. The lowest low temperature was +1. That is the warmest low for any winter in Des Moines.