At least three Iowa cities broke or matched 115 year old weather records this morning.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Jim Lee says it was especially cold over the eastern half of the state.
“The Quad Cities, Waterloo, and Cedar Rapids set or tied record lows for this date. Waterloo hit 24-below zero, Moline 22-below and Cedar Rapids 21-below.”
Those temperatures haven’t been recorded at this time of year since one of the most spectacular cold waves to strike Iowa and much of the rest of the country back in 1899.
Lee says highs on Wednesday will climb into the 20s and next week temperatures should be in the 40s and 50s.