1994: A late season snow storm affected eastern and southeastern Iowa dropping a quick 6.0 inches of snow at Dubuque which is the highest total on record so late in the season at that location. Other snowfall accumulations included 4.0 inches at Marion and 3.0 inches at Columbus Junction.
1936: Several tornadoes touched down across Iowa. One produced F4 damage in Estherville with at least 50 buildings destroyed and several people injured. Another F4 tornado moved from northwest of Everly to Lake Okoboji, killing 2 people and injuring 15 before dissipating as a waterspout over the lake.
1909: Rain fell across nearly all of Iowa then changed to snow across about the northern half of the state, with many stations reporting light accumulations including 1.0 inches at Algona and Mason City and 1.5 inches at Le Mars and New Hampton. Flurries continued through the day on May 1st and some locations reported significant blowing of snow as winds increased. Behind the storm unseasonably cold air filtered into the region for the first several days of May, with temperatures falling to as low as 20 F at Sheldon on the 1st and 18 F at Inwood on the 2nd and Washta on the 3rd. At Grand Meadow in Cherokee County the last of the snow drifts did not melt until May 5th.
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This post was written by Schnack on April 30, 2013