On February 3, 1996, the town of Elkader, in Clayton County, tied a state record with a frigid temperature of -47*.
**The town of Washta (Cherokee County) also claims that it was also -47* in 1912.
A day later, the city of Tower, MN, set a record of -60*...
The high temps in January weren't anything to get too excited about, and thankfully it didn't get terribly cold...but all that is about to change for the first weekend of February.
In January, the mercury in Waterloo failed to get higher than 40*...
So far in December, Waterloo-area residents have been spoiled with above normal temperatures in over half the days so this month, highlighted with a record-high of 60* on 12/10.
...but all that is about to change.
According to the National Weather Service in Des Moines, Tuesday's high temperatures once again reached the 40s and those temperatures continued through the overnight hours into early We