December 30

From NWS
: The year ended with unseasonably warm weather on December 30-31 as many stations across southern Iowa climbed into the 60s on both of those days. The highest readings were generally reached on the 30th when Des Moines and Waterloo both established daily records with highs of 63 F and 60 F, respectively. Other reported high temperatures included 63 F at Albia, Clarinda, and Fairfield, 64 F at Bloomfield and Ottumwa, and 65 F at Keokuk and Keosauqua.

This Day in National/World Weather History …
 30 December 1933 → The temperature reached 50 degrees below zero at Bloomfield, VT. It was the coldest reading in modern records for New England. The temperature at Pittsburg, NH reached 44 degrees below zero.
 30 December 1962 → One of the worst blizzards in the 20th Century occurred in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Maine received most of the snow with dangerous wind chills the primary source of discomfort for New Hampshire and Vermont. 40 inches fell in just 24 hours at Orono, ME. Drifts reached 20 feet in Bangor, ME. Temperatures were below zero and winds over 60 mph produced life threatening wind chills.


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This post was written by Schnack on December 30, 2012

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