1963: Bitterly cold air settled across Iowa sending temperatures plummeting to record levels. Reported low temperatures included -31 F at Charles City and Osage, -34 F at New Hampton, -35 F at Cresco, -39 F at Decorah, and -40 F at Saratoga in Howard County, a level which was only reached a handful of times in Iowa during the 20th century.
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This post was written by Schnack on January 15, 2013