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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
650 PM CDT Mon Apr 16 2018

...Historic Cold Start for the First Half of April...

This is coming as no surprise to most, but the first 15 days of
April have been historically cold for most locations across Iowa.
Estherville, Mason City, Waterloo, Ottumwa and Lamoni currently 
rank as the coldest start to April on record /April 1-15/. Des 
Moines is currently 2nd coldest, behind 1881, as it is the only of
the sites with records dating back that far. 

Unfortunately, below average temperatures are expected to 
continue much of the week. By late this week and into the weekend,
a slight warming trend to near climatological normals is expected.

April 1 through 15

Estherville average temp is 27.6F or 16.0 below normal. Coldest 
on record to date.

Mason City average temp is 27.6 or 15.7 below normal. Coldest on
record to date.

Waterloo average temp is 30.6F or 15.1 below normal. Coldest on
record to date.

Des Moines average temp is 36.7F or 12.1 below normal. 2nd 
coldest on record to date.

Ottumwa average temp is 37.1F or 13.8 below normal. Coldest on
record to date.

Lamoni average temp is 37.8F or 11.5 below normal. Coldest on
record to date.



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