AGRIBUSINESS: Iowa Goes Through Ninth Coldest Winter
State Climatologist Harry Hillaker compiled a climate summary of this past winter. He says this is the ninth coldest midwinter season in 141 years of state records and the coldest in 35 years. "Just two winters '35/'36 and '78/'79 in the last century that were colder than this one. The others that were higher up on the list were back in the 1880s, which was a nasty decade for very cold weather in Iowa."