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Event Details

Event Cold/Wind Chill
State IOWA
County/Area CLAYTON
WFO ARX
Begin Date 12/14/2008 14:00:00 CST-6
End Date 12/16/2008 03:00:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative An arctic cold front moved through during the afternoon of December 14th which sent temperatures plummeting. With the frontal passage, temperatures dropped as much as 20 degrees in 2 to 3 hours at many locations. In fact, a temperature change of around 40 degrees was common from the morning to the evening hours of December 14.

The cold was made more significant as northwest winds increased into the 20 to 30 mph range, with gusts of 35 to 45 mph. These strong winds, coupled with falling temperatures, created dangerous wind chills of 20 below to 40 below. Bitter cold conditions persisted through the day and into the evening on December 15.
Event Narrative The lowest unofficial wind chill readings included -36F at Monona and -23F at McGregor.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FLOYD (ZONE) FLOYD (ZONE) IA 12/14/2008 11:55 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MITCHELL (ZONE) MITCHELL (ZONE) IA 12/14/2008 12:00 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CHICKASAW (ZONE) CHICKASAW (ZONE) IA 12/14/2008 12:30 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FAYETTE (ZONE) FAYETTE (ZONE) IA 12/14/2008 12:55 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOWARD (ZONE) HOWARD (ZONE) IA 12/14/2008 13:00 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WINNESHIEK (ZONE) WINNESHIEK (ZONE) IA 12/14/2008 13:55 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CLAYTON (ZONE) CLAYTON (ZONE) IA 12/14/2008 14:00 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ALLAMAKEE (ZONE) ALLAMAKEE (ZONE) IA 12/14/2008 14:00 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K