This winter is one for the record books in Iowa - Quincy News, Weather, Sports, and Radio

This winter is one for the record books in Iowa

LEE COUNTY, Ia. (WGEM) - If you think this was a brutal winter, there's data to back it up: Iowa officials say it was the ninth coldest in the state since record-keeping began more than 140 years ago.

A state climatologist with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, compiled data on the meteorological winter season that ran from December 1 through February 28.He says the past winter was also the coldest in 35 years.

Temperatures this winter season averaged 14.7 degrees. Experts say that's 7.2 degrees below normal.
The data show temperatures varied from about 10 degrees below normal in northeast Iowa, to 4 degrees below normal in the southwest part of the state.
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