3rd Warmest Winter

I know there are snow lovers out there that want, even need, to see some snow. Many of us love the seasonal changes in Iowa.

This year there is a snow withdrawal. If you have missed the snow…there is a chance for light snow tomorrow. There is a better chance for much colder temperatures.

A cold front will move through the state and take our early highs around 40 to the teens. This front also has the potential to give us some wind-driven snow. Only about 0.2″ of snow…but the gusty NW wind will reduce visibilities as the snow moves in tomorrow afternoon.

For now… Des Moines is sitting at the 3rd warmest winter on record.

Waterloo and Mason City are too. Mason City had another record of 53 today.

Here are the other stats for the state.

...UPDATED STATISTICS FOR WARMTH SO FAR THIS WINTER...  THE METEOROLOGICAL WINTER TO DATE...DECEMBER 1ST THROUGH JANUARY  10TH...HAS BEEN CHARACTERIZED BY UNUSUALLY WARM TEMPERATURES AND  VERY LITTLE SNOWFALL ACROSS MUCH OF CENTRAL IOWA. MANY AREAS ARE  EXPERIENCING ONE OF THEIR WARMEST WINTERS-TO-DATE ON RECORD. THE  WARMEST WINTERS FROM DECEMBER 1ST THROUGH JANUARY 10TH...IN TERMS OF  AVERAGE TEMPERATURE...FOR SOME STATIONS ACROSS CENTRAL IOWA ARE AS  FOLLOWS:     ----DES MOINES---- 1. 1889-90  36.0 DEGREES 2. 2006-07  34.9 DEGREES 3. 2011-12  33.5 DEGREES    1881-82  33.5 DEGREES 4. 1965-66  33.0 DEGREES     -----WATERLOO----- 1. 2006-07  30.9 DEGREES 2. 1913-14  30.0 DEGREES 3. 2011-12  29.9 DEGREES    1931-32  29.9 DEGREES 5. 1959-60  29.8 DEGREES     -----MASON CITY---- 1. 1913-14  29.3 DEGREES 2. 2006-07  28.9 DEGREES 3. 2011-12  27.1 DEGREES    1931-32  27.1 DEGREES    1959-60  27.1 DEGREES     ------OTTUMWA------ 1. 1931-32  34.5 DEGREES 2. 2006-07  34.5 DEGREES 3. 1965-66  33.9 DEGREES 4. 1982-83  33.4 DEGREES 5. 2011-12  33.3 DEGREES

Thanks to to the NWS in Johnston for the updated information.

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