Top News of the Day
Watches &
Warnings
Observations Forecast Graphics Rivers &
Lakes
 Climate  Decision Support
Click on the map below for the latest forecast.
Last map update: Fri, Sep. 19, 2014 at 5:36:14 pm CDT
Latest Conditions in Dubuque, IA Choose Your Front Page City
spacer image Sep 19
4:53 pm
Fair. Click for additional data and forecast.
Fair
73°F
(23°C)
spacer image spacer image

Weather Story
Weather Story of the Day - Click to enlarge
Radar
Local Radar for Des Moines, IA - Click to enlarge
Satellite
Regional Infrared Satellite Image - Click to enlarge
Weather Map
National Weather Map - Click to enlarge

On this day in Iowa weather history...

1991: Unseasonably cold weather brought freezing temperatures to nearly every portion of Iowa on the mornings of September 19th and 20th. On the morning of the 19th the coldest air settled over northwestern Iowa where temperatures dropped to as low as 24 F at Hawarden, Sibley, and Sioux Center and some locations remained at or below 30 degrees for nearly eight hours resulting in severe crop damage. By the morning of the 20th the coldest air had moved over about the eastern two thirds of the state with temperatures bottoming out at 27 F at Cresco, Elkader, Fayette, Grinnell, Manchester, Oskaloosa, and Waterloo. Generally the only areas to escape the freeze were some of the urban centers, upland areas of southern Iowa, and portions of the Mississippi River valley. Nevertheless this was the earliest statewide freeze to occur in Iowa in more than a century.

More Iowa Weather History...

Frequently Requested Pages

Seasonal Preparedness Pages


USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.