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1988: Unseasonably cold weather settled across Iowa for several days with the lowest temperatures generally reached on the morning of the 19th when many stations established daily record lows, including Waterloo where the temperature bottomed out at 20 F. In several areas temperatures fell all the way into the teens with the lowest readings including 18 F at Carroll, Mason City, and Pocahontas, 17 F at Chariton, Grinnell, and Webster City, 16 F at Audubon, Guthrie Center, and Sioux Center, and 15 F at Atlantic, Cherokee, and Sheldon.

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