Eastern Iowa climate review for January 2019

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - The first half of January started off quiet with relatively mild temperatures. Then the bottom dropped out as numerous bouts of snow hit the area and arctic air took over. To give some perspective, the average high in Cedar Rapids from January 1-16 was 35.2 degrees. From the 17th to 31st, it was 13.6 degrees.

Cedar Rapids
Warmest high: 51 on the 5th
Coldest low: -30 on the 31st (all-time record low)
Average high temperature: 24.7 degrees, 3.5 degrees below normal
Average low temperature: 7.7 degrees, 3.2 degrees below normal
Average temperature: 16.2 degrees, 3.3 degrees below normal
Precipitation: 0.72”, 0.20” below normal
Snowfall: 21.1”, 13.1” above normal (3rd-snowiest January)
Season-to-date snowfall: 25.4”, 6.3” above normal

Dubuque
Warmest high: 48 on the 5th and 7th
Coldest low: -31 on the 31st
Average high temperature: 22.6 degrees, 4.1 degrees below normal
Average low temperature: 8.6 degrees, 2.6 degrees below normal
Average temperature: 15.6 degrees, 3.4 degrees below normal
Precipitation: 2.82”, 1.65” above normal (8th-wettest January)
Snowfall: 24.3”, 14.3” above normal (6th-snowiest January)
Season-to-date snowfall: 30.6”, 6.0” above normal

Iowa City
Warmest high: 54 on the 5th
Coldest low: -28 on the 31st
Average high temperature: 27.5 degrees, 2.5 degrees below normal
Average low temperature: 10.5 degrees, 3.8 degrees below normal
Average temperature: 19.0 degrees, 3.1 degrees below normal
Precipitation: 1.44”, 0.52” above normal
Snowfall: 17.1”, 9.6” above normal (8th-snowiest January)
Season-to-date snowfall: 26.1”, 9.3” above normal

Waterloo
Warmest high: 54 on the 5th
Coldest low: -31 on the 31st
Average high temperature: 24.7 degrees, 2.7 degrees below normal
Average low temperature: 6.5 degrees, 3.0 degrees below normal
Average temperature: 15.6 degrees, 2.9 degrees below normal
Precipitation: 1.52”, 0.69” above normal
Snowfall: 19.2”, 8.2” above normal
Season-to-date snowfall: 26.5”, 5.0” above normal (4th-snowiest January)