The Ottumwa Courier

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July 16, 2014

Last night was one for the books

OTTUMWA — It looks like Ottumwa set a record last night.

The National Weather Service shows the low temperature in the overnight hours fell to 49 degrees. It happened sometime between 5-7 a.m.

Three days’ worth of records are kept on the Ottumwa forecast page online. Those records show hourly conditions, but also show a six-hour maximum and minimum temperature. While the hourly readings show a low of 50, the reading taken at 6:53 this morning shows a six-hour minimum of 49.

Either one would set a record. The previous mark, set in 1930, was 51 degrees.

The rest of the week is expected to stay below normal, though not in record territory. Daytime highs will stay in the 70s through Friday. The weekend will see temperatures reach the mid-80s.

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