2000: Unseasonably cold weather spread across Iowa on October 7-9. A hard freeze occurred statewide on the morning of the 7th and on the 8th temperatures bottomed out in the teens across northwestern Iowa including readings of 14 F at Sheldon and Spencer. This was the lowest temperature recorded in Iowa so early in the season since October 6, 1935. Other low temperatures around the area included 15 F at Cherokee and Onawa, 16 F at Rock Rapids and Sibley, and 17 F at Logan, Primghar, and Sioux City. A few snow flurries were also reported with no accumulation.
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This post was written by Schnack on October 8, 2012