Iowans are waking up to mild temperatures this morning after a day of record warmth on Monday. Brad Small, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Johnston, says several all-time records were shattered.
Des Moines had 65 degrees, beating the old record of 57. Ottumwa reached 65, breaking the old record of 59. Lamoni saw 63 degrees, knocking off the old record by three degrees. Webster City reached a high of 59, breaking the old record of 53 set in 1931.
Small says today’s temperatures will be above normal for this final day of January, but likely won’t see any new records set. There’s the possibility of snow by Friday.
By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City