‘Lost Winter’ Wraps Up With Iowa’s 2nd Warmest February On Record

Des Moines, Iowa — The calendar says spring doesn’t arrive until March 19th, but meteorological winter actually ended Thursday, making Friday the first day of meteorological spring. State climatologist Justin Glisan says there was cold and snow, sure, but it really wasn’t much of a winter.

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As for the just-ended month of February, Glisan says what little snow fell didn’t stick around long.

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The statewide average for precipitation during February was only two-tenths of an inch, making it Iowa’s third-driest February on record. Glisan says forecast models predict March will be warmer than normal, with good chances for increased precipitation.a


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