It’s official. This is Iowa’s snowiest month on record. State climatologistHarry Hillaker compiled the numbers this morning from yesterday’s snowstorm. He says it brought Iowa an average of three-point-six inches. Thatputs us up to 24-point-7 inches for a state average snowfall for December,easily beating the previous record from February 1962 by two and a halfinches. Yesterday’s storm brought some areas of eastern Iowa as much as TENinches of snow. This month is also the second coldest December on record.Hillaker says roughly every town from Des Moines south hasn’t seen atemperature above 32-degrees since December 10th. The month is averagingabout 12-degrees below normal. The coldest December in Iowa history was in1983.
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