(Des Moines) Much of the state of Iowa experienced a hard freeze early this morning.
“It definitely froze much of the state last night,” stated Jeff Johnson of the National Weather Service in Des Moines. “Estherville reported a low of 19-degrees, which was the states coldest temperature.”
In southwest Iowa, Atlantic and Clarinda recorded a low of 28-degrees and Shenandoah and Red Oak reported a low of 30-degrees.
A freeze warning for all of Iowa goes into effect tomorrow morning from 3:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Forecasters say temperatures will fall below freezing again after midnight and remain there until after sunrise on Wednesday.
Areas along and north of Highway 30 will be in the upper teens to mid 20s late tonight into Wednesday morning. Most areas south of Highway 30 will be in the mid 20s to around 30 late tonight into early Wednesday morning.
Young tender vegetation will likely be damaged or even killed by these cold temperatures. A freeze warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and other sensitive vegetation.
April 10, 2012