IEM Daily Feature
Wednesday, 02 January 2008

2007: Record cold in April

Posted: 02 Jan 2008 07:11 AM

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Observations from Lamoni ASOS
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As rated by the IEM, the #2 weather event for 2007 was the extreme cold that visited the state in early April. The featured chart is from Lamoni showing temperates well below normal and well below freezing. Unfortunately, this caused major damage to the alfalfa and fruit crops who got an early start to the growing season thanks to mild weather previous to this period. For the period of April 4-15, average statewide temperatures (34.2 °F) were 2 degrees colder than any other year in our climate record since 1893. Temperatures quickly recovered after this period and frost was not seen again during the spring.

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Bad = 2

Tags:   2007