Record low temperatures set in Iowa last month

Snow plow in Muscatine on Jan. 26, 2021. [City of Muscatine photo]

The state’s weather watchers are now releasing the data for last month and they’re confirming something we already know too well — February was brutally cold.

State climatologists say many Iowa communities set new record lows. Mapleton in Monona County hit 35-below on February 16th, a record. Overall, it was a bone-chilling month.

Snowfall for February was about 10-inches on average statewide, which is three inches above normal.

In a welcome about-face, we’re now seeing temperatures above normal for March.

— Radio Iowa

This story originally appeared on the Voice of Muscatine. Read More local stories here.

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