Cedar Rapids Sets New All-Time Record Low
By: Nick Weig, Producer
CEDAR RAPIDS - People living in Cedar Rapids can say the weather has shown them another first. 29 degrees below zero. That all-time record was reached at 7:51am Thursday Morning as daily record lows were broken in many eastern Iowa cities. The previous all-time record low for Cedar Rapids was 28 below zero last reached on January 12, 1974.
Wind Chills dipped to 50 degrees below zero in spots. More cold is forecasted before temperatures bounce back into the 20s and 30s above zero early next week. For the very latest on eastern Iowa's arctic chill, go to the weather page for the latest advisories and warnings.
Here's a look at some daily records set across eastern Iowa:
Burlington: -18 (tied 1994 record)
Dubuque -26 (old record -25 in 1888)
Cedar Rapids -29 (old record -23 in 1994)
The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities says some of these daily records could change because temperatures will fall once again tonight before midnight.