Tired of the cool temps? Sorry, they don’t look like they’re going away.

The National Weather Service in Des Moines released its 8-14 Day Outlook and it appears that the cool weather will likely be sticking around for the rest of April.

After three consecutive 80*+ days in the first week of April, it has considerably cooled off in the Cedar Valley.

Normally, the high temperatures by the end of April should be in the mid-to-upper-60s. So far this month, Waterloo has only seen six days with high temps over 60*.

Since 1895, there have only been 12 years where the high temps reached into the 90s in April in Waterloo. It appears that this April will not become lucky number 13.

On the other side of the thermometer, there have been just three Aprils where the low temperatures dipped to 10* or lower. It has only been below zero ONCE in Waterloo in the month of April. On April 5, 1982, it hit a record low of -4. 47% of all Aprils since 1895 have featured at least one day with a low temp below 20*. On April Fool’s Day this year, it was 15*. It has only reached the single digits four times. (1975, 1982, 1972)

So, with the forecast of cooler than normal temperatures, does that mean it may snow? Well, as the month progresses and the temps USUALLY get warmer, the chances of getting snow in April greatly diminishes. There have only been 31 Aprils since 1895 where it did NOT snow, most recently in 2017. We haven’t seen any snowflakes this month…yet.


After April 18th, it has never been below 19* in Waterloo until early October.

April 22, 1980, it was a record 100* in Waterloo. That is still a state record for earliest 100* temperature in Iowa.

So far this month, the average high has been hovering around 63* and the low has averaged 41*. Normal highs average 57* and the lows average 34*.

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