The Arctic Cold of 1996

In Historical by Jeff Wilcox

A massive arctic high settled into the upper midwest from January 30th through February 4th in 1996. Temperatures nosedived below zero and stayed there for up to a week in some places. Schools were closed statewide in Minnesota and many schools in Iowa were closed during the peak of the cold spell on the 1st and 2nd of February. Minnesota …

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Severe Weather of January 24-27th, 1967

In Historical by Jeff Wilcox

After a bitter arctic blast, I thought it was time to look at a warm day from the past in the state of Iowa. On January 24th 1967, a large storm system was developing in the central Rockies. By noon the center of the low pressure system was moving over the central portions of Iowa. A warm front stretched across …