As snow flies in April, data shows March was cold & dry

Des Moines, IA – RadioIowa – We’re two weeks into spring but parts of northern Iowa will be looking a lot more like winter later Thursday as several inches of snow are in the forecast. State climatologist Harry Hillaker is finished compiling the weather data for March and says the just-ended month was much chillier than normal for Iowa.

He says we’ve had six months in a row now of colder-than-normal months in Iowa and the trend is continuing into April. Precipitation was also off during March as it was exceptionally dry.

April is already starting off colder-than-normal though the long dry spell may be coming to an end.

A few areas of the state, like Sidney and Glenwood in far southwest Iowa, are reporting last month was their driest-ever March.

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