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Eastern Iowa had one of its warmest starts to January

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Published: Jan. 8, 2020 at 3:56 PM CST
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The first week of January is in the books, and it landed on the milder end of what we experience to start a new year. Cedar Rapids’ average temperature (the average of the high and low each day over the seven days) was 30.8 degrees. That was the 13th-warmest first week of January on record, out of 127 years.

Below is the average temperature for the first week of January since 2010. Years that were in the top-10 on either end of the mild or cold side are noted.

Cedar Rapids – 127 years of records

2020: 30.8

2019: 32.4 (10th-warmest)

2018: 0.1 (5th-coldest)

2017: 14.5

2016: 24.2

2015: 12.2

2014: 3.3

2013: 17.9

2012: 29.9

2011: 19.5

2010: -0.5 (4th-coldest)

Dubuque – 146 years of records

2020: 30.1

2019: 32.0 (8th-warmest)

2018: 0.9 (10th-coldest)

2017: 12.9

2016: 23.4

2015: 11.1

2014: 1.0

2013: 16.0

2012: 29.3

2011: 16.4

2010: 5.1

Iowa City – only 30 years of records, so rankings are not noted

2020: 34.3

2019: 34.1

2018: 3.6

2017: 17.4

2016: 25.9

2015: 13.8

2014: 4.8

2013: 20.4

2012: 31.9

2011: 20.9

2010: 4.2

Waterloo – 125 years of records

2020: 31.4 (10th-warmest)

2019: 31.6 (7th-warmest)

2018: 0.5

2017: 13.8

2016: 23.9

2015: 10.1

2014: 0.0 (9th-coldest)

2013: 17.0

2012: 29.4

2011: 16.9

2010: -2.5 (4th-coldest)

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