1938: Unseasonably hot weather brought the temperature all the way up to 97 F at Knoxville tying the all-time Iowa October record that had also been reached at Onawa just the previous day. Other reported high temperatures on the 4th included 96 F at Bloomfield, 95 F at Shenandoah and Sigourney, 94 F at Albia, 93 F at Fairfield, Iowa City, Little Sioux, and Marshalltown, and 92 F at Des Moines, Grinnell, and Sioux City.
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This post was written by Schnack on October 4, 2012