December 29

From NWS
1917
: Extremely cold weather brought the temperature all the way down to -40 F at Washta setting the all-time Iowa December record. A low temperature of -28 F at Sioux City also set the December record at that location. Other reported low temperatures included -39 F at Inwood, -25 F at Fort Dodge and Pella, -20 F at Fairfield, and -17 F at Des Moines.

This Day in National/World Weather History …
 29 December 1894 → Temperatures fell into the 10 to 15 degree range in northern Florida. Tallahassee remained below freezing for the entire day.
 29 December 1942 → One of the worst freezing rain storms to hit eastern Ontario in 100 years was underway. More than 1 inch of ice brought the area to a standstill for several days. Outlying areas were reported to be a mass of tangled wires and trees. Telephone wires were covered by ice as thick as a person’s wrist.
 29 December 1964 → Wind speeds reached 130 mph a during severe storm at Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia.
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This post was written by Schnack on December 29, 2012

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