Record Cold Temperatures & Record Earliest Freeze Date - 9.15.07

Canadian high pressure brought record cold temperatures to the region Saturday morning.  New record low temperatures were established between 7:00 and 7:30 am.  Some of the records weren’t just broken, but were shattered by breaking the old record by several degrees.  In addition to the record cold, some areas woke up to what looked like a winter-wonderland with a widespread heavy frost.

In addition, the Cedar Rapids and Dubuque areas also established a new record for the earliest date in the fall season to reach or surpass the 32 degree mark.

SITE

EARLIEST 32 DEGREE DATE

PREVIOUS DATE

 CEDAR RAPIDS  SEP 15,  2007 (31 degrees)

 SEP 20, 1991 and previous years (30 degrees)

 DUBUQUE  SEP 15, 2007 (32 degrees)  SEP 20, 1956 (28 degrees)

Earliest and Latest Freeze Dates

Below are the new record low temperatures for September 15th along with the previous record.

SITE

NEW RECORD

OLD RECORD

  BURLINGTON

38

39 LAST SET IN 1916

  CEDAR RAPIDS

31

36 LAST SET IN 1916

  DUBUQUE

32

38 SET IN 1966

  MOLINE

36

38 SET IN 1985

 

Philip



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