1986: Unseasonably warm weather produced a high temperature of 92 F at Glenwood which tied the all-time March high temperature record for Iowa. The temperature also reached 91 F at Des Moines making this the earliest calendar date of a 90 F or higher reading on record at that location. A high temperature of 91 F was also reported at Jefferson, Onawa, Red Oak, and Sidney and the temperature peaked at 90 F at Atlantic, Audubon, and Newton. The warm air even reached into northern Iowa with temperatures reaching 89 F at Sioux City and Webster City and 87 F at Elkader and Waterloo.
1979: Four tornadoes struck Iowa including an F4 that almost totally destroyed the small town of Braddyville in southern Page County. Large hail was also reported with stones the size of golf balls falling at Logan and Fort Dodge. At least 22 people were injured across Iowa with about 15 of those injuries occurring in and around Braddyville. Five counties from south central into southwestern Iowa were declared disaster areas.
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This post was written by Schnack on March 29, 2013