Wettest Winter In Iowa History

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Des Moines, Iowa – The three months commonly recognized as comprising Iowa’s “winter” have come to an end. State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says December, January, and February produced a record amount of precipitation — 6.57 inches.

Heavy rains and snow combined for 5-inches of precipitation in December alone. Although there were some extremely cold days between December and February, the statewide average temperature was 4.7 degree warmer than normal over the three-month period.

Over the just completed month of February, the warmest spot in Iowa was Sidney, with a temperature of 75 degrees posted on Friday February 26. Cresco had Iowa’s lowest temperature of 17-below-zero on Saturday February 13.

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