Nearly every location recorded record high temperatures today, including a 144-year-old record in Dubquue — Ulysses S. Grant was president at the time.
In a seemingly endless winter, northern Iowa saw yet another spring-time winter storm affect the area on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. This was preceded Wednesday morning by a Severe Thunderstorm Warning (for quarter size hail) in Butler and Franklin counties, as well as freezing rain and sleet north of the Highway 20 corridor. Snowfall reports generally ranged around eight inches over north central and northeast Iowa, with Stacyville topping the list at 12.8″.
In a historic event for the Upper Midwest, Iowa saw a multitude of weather from Friday, April 13, 2018 to Sunday, April 15, 2018, with severe weather producing hail as large as hen eggs and damaging winds blowing over semis on Friday, to a historic blizzard producing 16″ of snow in the Ruthven area and generalized amounts over 10″ over northwest and north central Iowa during the weekend.
A variety of weather impacted the state on Friday, April 13, 2018, with reports ranging from a 2″ hail report in Henderson to building and roof damage. Pottawattamie and Mills county were also under a Tornado Warning for a brief time in the afternoon.
Temperatures ranged from the mid-30s in northern Iowa to low 80s in southern Iowa.
Meanwhile, parts of northwest Iowa is expected to get up to a foot of snow this weekend.
A late spring winter storm impacted the northern tier of Iowa on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, dropping six-to-eight inches of snow over extreme north central to northeast Iowa, the heaviest being eight inches in Ledyard.
In what may shape up to be the most significant snowfall event of the season, heavy snow fell across much of the area on the night of Friday, March 23, 2018 and throughout the day on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Highest totals ranged between 15 and 18″ across portions of north central and east central Iowa.
The Des Moines Register is reporting seven dead and at least 10 injured this evening as a result of the winter weather that produced over eight inches of snow in some areas.
Moderate-to-heavy snowfall fell over much of the state on Monday, February 5, 2018, with almost ten inches reported in Fredonia.
A blizzard impacted much of northwestern Iowa on Monday, January 22, 2018, causing whiteout conditions throughout the area with some sites measuring over a foot of snow, while southeastern Iowa saw an inch or two of rain. Spirit Lake led out the list at 14.4″, followed by Primghar and Ringsted at 14″, Sioux City at 13.8″, and Sergeant Bluff at 11″.
Light-to-moderate snowfall fell across much of the area on Sunday, January 14, 2018 and through the morning hours of Monday, January 15, 2018. Several accidents have been reported from the slick travel and reduced visibilities. Decorah 4 (14/9:38p) Algona 3.5 …