Record Cold Temperatures Hit the Area

RECORD COLD TEMPERATURES HAVE ALREADY BEEN ESTABLISHED AT SEVERAL
SITES IN IOWA. SEVERAL RECORD LOW TEMPERATURES HAVE BEEN SET FOR
THIS DATE. THESE RECORDS ARE PRELIMINARY AND COULD CHANGE BY
MIDNIGHT TONIGHT AS TEMPERATURES PLUMMET AGAIN AFTER DARK.

RECORDS SET SO FAR FOR JANUARY 15TH...

BURLINGTON IOWA LOW OF -18 AT 741 AM, OLD RECORD -18 IN 1994.

DUBUQUE IOWA LOW OF -26 AT 641 AM, OLD RECORD OF -25 IN 1888.

CEDAR RAPIDS IOWA LOW OF -29 AT 0751 AM, OLD RECORD OF -23 IN 1994.

CEDAR RAPIDS RECORD ALSO BREAKS THE ALL TIME LOW TEMPERATURE OF -28
SET JANUARY 12, 1974, AND DECEMBER 28, 1924.

IT MUST BE EMPHASIZED THAT THESE RECORDS COULD BE BROKEN AGAIN
BEFORE MIDNIGHT AS THE RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE MOVES OVER THE
REGION WITH DECREASING WINDS.

January and All Time Record Lows

STATION        JANUARY RECORD LOW ALL TIME RECORD LOW 1/16 RECORD LOWS 
DUBUQUE -30  1/16/1888  -30  1/16/1888 -30 1888
CEDAR RAPIDS -28  1/12/1974++ -28  1/12/1974 12/28/1924++ -23 1982
MOLINE  -27  1/02/1979 & 1/05/1884 -28 02/03/1996 -23 1888
BURLINGTON -24  1/14/1957 -27 02/13/1905 -20 1977

++ AS OF  751 AM THE LOW AT CEDAR RAPIDS WAS -29 WHICH BREAKS BOTH THE JANUARY AND ALL TIME  RECORD LOWS.  IT IS POSSIBLE THAT TEMPERATURES IN CEDAR RAPIDS COULD FALL BELOW -29 TONIGHT. 



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