We’ve had a very nice stretch of warm, dry weather across eastern Iowa due to a large ridge in the mid levels of the atmosphere, blocking any storm systems from tracking into Iowa. Here’s a look at the highs from Saturday (4/16).
Many areas reached the 80° mark, which is about 20 degrees above the average for April 16th.
Here’s the last time it hit 80°+ for the big four cities:
Waterloo: October 11, 2015 – 83°
Dubuque: September 24, 2015 – 81°
Cedar Rapids: April 3, 2016 – 81°
Iowa City: April 3, 2016 – 81°
Temperatures for Sunday will be similar, and the at or above average temperature trend is forecast to continue through the end of the month.
Posted under Temperatures
This post was written by Kyle Kiel on April 16, 2016