This Day in Weather History Octoboer 30

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

1979: Thunderstorms affected about the western third of Iowa producing heavy rain at some northwestern locations. The highest accumulation occurred at Sioux City where 4.42 inches of rain broke the all-time single day October record at that location by more than 2 inches.

1950: Unseasonably warm weather set in during the last few days of October with the warmest readings coming on the 30th when temperatures soared into the 80s across virtually the entire state and even reached 90 F at a couple of locations. Reported high temperatures included 88 F at Indianola, Missouri Valley, Mount Pleasant, Spencer, and Toledo, 89 F at Hawarden and Rock Rapids, 90 F at Sioux Rapids, and 92 F at Keokuk.

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