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Hours Below Zero

Posted: 15 Feb 2019 05:33 AM, Views: 1561
Some parts of Iowa enjoyed a brief warmup for Valentine's Day before a cold front swept the state clean of the warm air and blew around the snow again causing travel troubles. The wind and cold temperatures combined to produce sub zero wind chills again. The featured chart presents stats on the frequency of having sub zero wind chills during the Dec, Jan, Feb winter season for Des Moines. Of course while this February is only half done, the totals this year aren't too bad when compared with other previous winters and even less than last winter. The brutal winters of 1978 and 1979 are noticeable on this chart. The current forecast indicates we will add to our totals with not much significant warmth for the rest of this month.
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