1915: Unusually cool weather resulted in frost across most of the state and freezing temperatures at some locations in the north and northeast, including Mason City where a low temperature of 30 F tied the all-time Iowa August record. Low temperature readings of 33 F at Fayette, 34 F at Charles City, and 35 F at New Hampton also set all-time August cold records at each of those locations.
1893: Unusually cold weather brought record low temperatures across portions of Iowa for several days in late August. The lowest temperatures were generally reported on the 30th when Elkader bottomed out at 30 F, tying the all-time Iowa August record. Other low temperatures on the 30th included 33 F at Atlantic, 35 F at Fayette and Sibley, and 36 F at Logan and Rock Rapids.
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This post was written by Schnack on August 30, 2012