Weather and today’s holidays

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From the National Weather Service: Well below-normal temperatures will continue into early next week. High temperatures will be in the 40s and 50s. Low temperatures will be primarily in the 30s. The rain will be south of Interstate 90 through Saturday and across the entire area from Saturday night into Monday night.

Go to the library. Get a stack of good books. You likely are going to want to stay indoors this weekend.

Here is the National Weather Service forecast for the Charles City Area

This Afternoon
A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 48. Northeast wind 5 to 8 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tonight
A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 8pm. Cloudy, with a low around 36. North wind around 10 mph.
Saturday
A slight chance of rain and snow showers between 8am and 9am, then a chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. Northeast wind 11 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Saturday Night
Showers likely, mainly after 8pm. Cloudy, with a low around 38. Breezy, with a northeast wind 14 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Sunday
Showers. High near 45. Breezy, with a northeast wind 17 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Sunday Night
Showers. Low around 39. Breezy, with a northeast wind 10 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Monday
Showers likely, mainly before 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 47. Northeast wind 8 to 13 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

EVERY DAY IS A HOLIDAY

Today, is Worker’s Memorial Day, a date to remember all those who have suffered and died on the job.

Fatal work injuries totaled 60 in 2015 for Iowa, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in February. Assistant Commissioner for Regional Operations Charlene Peiffer said the number of work-related fatalities in Iowa was down from 91 in the previous year. Fatal occupational injuries in the state have ranged from a high of 110 in 1992 to a low of 54 in 1995.

North Cedar Reports proclaims today Thank Everybody Day. We all need a pat of the back sometimes.

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