1991: After a major winter storm on October 30-November 2 unusually bitter cold air streamed into Iowa for much of the first half of November. On the morning of the 4th nearly every reporting station in the state fell into the single digits and remarkably some western stations reported their earliest subzero temperatures on record, including Sioux City where the low was -3 F. Des Moines and Waterloo both established daily records with a low of 4 F. The lowest temperatures reported on the morning of the 4th included -7 F at Sioux Rapids, -9 F at Hawarden, -10 F at Sheldon, and -11 F at Cherokee. Amazingly, even colder weather would settle across Iowa a few days later with nearly the entire state falling below zero on the mornings of November 7th and 8th.
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This post was written by Schnack on November 3, 2012