1904: A strong cold front swept across Iowa on the afternoon of March 2nd, producing a dramatic temperature fall across the state with many stations reporting drops of 50 to 65 degrees in less than 24 hours. At Pacific Junction in Mills County the temperature fell from 68 F at 2 pm on the 2nd, to 20 F by 7 pm, and further to 6 F by 7 am on the 3rd making it a drop of 62 degrees in 17 hours. Further east at Des Moines the temperature fell from 63 F on the afternoon of the 2nd to 8 F on morning of the 3rd while at Ogden the temperature fell from 72 F to 1 F during the same timeframe, an amazing drop of 71 degrees in less than 24 hours.
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This post was written by Schnack on March 2, 2013