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Unseasonably Cool Weather Breaks Records

Posted: Thursday, July 17th, 2014 at 6:23 am
Author: KCII News - Nathan Swenson

Southeast Iowa is experiencing a record breaking stretch of below average temperatures. Meteorologist Ray Miller says air temps have been 10 to 15 degrees below average this week. Records set in the 1930s were broken in Ottumwa and Cedar Rapids, and one dating back to 1912 was broken in Burlington. According to Miller, a slow moving low pressure system brought northern Canadian and arctic air down to the Midwest, causing this unusually long streak of cool weather. He adds we’ll be back in the 80s by this weekend.