Des Moines: Chilly weather follows record early snowfall

Chilly weather follows record early snowfall
October 11, 2009

…While the cold wasn’t unusual, the snow certainly was, said Craig Cogil, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Johnston. The first snow of autumn set a record. The Des Moines airport recorded 1.1 inches of snow Saturday morning, the earliest more than an inch of snow has fallen in the capital city since records began in 1884. The previous record was Oct. 20, 1916…



Iowa: Harsh winter leaves mark on flowers, trees, crops

Harsh winter leaves mark on flowers, trees, crops
June 21, 2009

The thermometer says another Iowa summer has arrived. But winter continues to hang around in the form of dead trees, flowers, plants and shrubs that were unable to rebound from one the snowiest and coldest seasons on record.


Iowa endures record-breaking cold

Iowa endures record-breaking cold
January 16, 2009

DES MOINES, Iowa – The bitter cold that has gripped Iowa for the past several days has reached a new low, but relief is finally in sight.


December a record month, says Clive fire chief

December a record month, says Clive fire chief
9 January 2009

Cold weather can create long days for firefighters in Clive and Waukee.

Freezing pipes, vehicle crashes and fires in cars and homes made December a busy month for area fire departments.

“That was a pretty active month for us,” Clive Fire Chief Rick Roe said this week.

His department responded to 204 calls for service last month, more than any month in the history of Clive.