A Record Cold Kickoff

The coldest temperature in history at kickoff in Jack Trice Stadium (Ames) was 17 degrees. It was the last game of the season in 1991 (November 23) against Colorado. The forecast at kickoff this Saturday is 13.

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This post was written by Schnack on November 22, 2013

Record Heat

Sep 9 Records

Here are some other records across Iowa:
Broken
Des Moines: 101 (old record 99 in 1955)
Mason City: 99 (old record 96 in 1955)
Tied
Burlington: 100 (100 in 1912)
Lamoni: 98 (98 in 1955)

Last time it was 100+ was:

Waterloo: 104 on July 25, 2012
Cedar Rapids: 100 on Aug. 30, 2012
Iowa City: 101 on Aug. 30, 2012

The high temperature of 99 at Waterloo is the warmest September day since 1939.

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This post was written by Schnack on September 9, 2013

All Time Record June High Temp in the U.S.

All time June record high temperature in the U.S. was set Sunday at Death Valley, CA with a high temperature of 129.

July 1 All Time Record

 

The 100 year anniversary of the world record high temperature of 134 degrees (July 10, 1913), also at Death Valley, is next week. Click here to learn more about this record.

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This post was written by Schnack on July 1, 2013

Record Heat on May 14

Here are the high temperatures across Iowa.

 Blog Graphic 1

These are the records that were broken across Iowa.

May 14 Iowa Records

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This post was written by Schnack on May 14, 2013

Historic May Snow Totals

May 3130503SnowMap

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This post was written by Schnack on May 3, 2013

Record Rain in April

Apr 24 Rain Records

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This post was written by Schnack on April 24, 2013

Early Heat

HotToday (April 22) is the earliest date in Iowa having a 100 degree temp. The only locations to hit the 100 degree mark on this day were Waterloo and Fort Dodge in 1980. The next earliest 100 degree temperature in Iowa occurred on May 6, 1934 in Sioux City.

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This post was written by Schnack on April 22, 2013

Daily Rainfall Records Broken

Waterloo broke a daily rainfall record with 1.62″ Wednesday. The previous record was 1.43″ in 1960.

Dubuque broke a daily rainfall record with 2.65″ Wednesday. The previous record was 1.678″ in 1941.

 


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This post was written by Schnack on April 18, 2013

Daily Rain Records Broken

Showers and thunderstorms pushed through eastern Iowa last night and this morning with some locations receiving more than 1″. Here is a map showing the rain estimate.

Apr 9 Rain Total Map

Waterloo and Dubuque broke daily rain records today.

Waterloo: 1.26 (old record 1.25 in 1919)
Dubuque: 2.66″ (old record 1.06 in 1890)

The rain totals might be a bit higher since there is a chance of rain before midnight.

Here is more information about the Dubuque rain totals.

Apr 9 DBQ Rain 2

 

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This post was written by Schnack on April 9, 2013

Coldest Temperature in the U.S.

On January 23, 1971 the all-time coldest temperature was recorded in the United States. It was -79.8F at Prospect Creek Camp, AK.

The chart below shows the other coldest temperatures reported in the United States.

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This post was written by Schnack on January 23, 2013