Two record low temperatures were set over the weekend and it’s something that is not unusual. State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says when a persistent hot weather pattern is in a certain area, other parts of the country will be unusually cold and sometimes not that far away. He adds if a brief weather change happens, a dramatic shift in the temperatures could occur, like what we experienced over the weekend.
Hillaker says many low records have been set throughout Iowa in the month of August so far, with most of them being in the northeastern part of the state.
The record low in Washington for Saturday was 50 tying the record from 1897 and it was 46 yesterday morning breaking the old record of 47 set in 1963.