The Ottumwa Courier

Southeast Iowa

September 16, 2013

Rain teases southeast Iowa

(Continued)

The shift didn’t mean all that much rain, though.

Hillaker said last week was the seventh consecutive week with below-normal rainfall.

Cooler temperatures also have moved into this area, but it’s mostly a return to average. High temperatures should be in the mid-70s at this point in September and, aside from the mid-80s on Wednesday and Thursday, that’s about where they’ll be.

There was one other weather note to emerge Monday: It’s the earliest recorded date for snow in Iowa. Of course, that was back in 1881.

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