Dubuque to See Longest February Warm Streak Since 1930
The Dubuque area is looking down the barrel of an incredibly rare run of warm February weather. High temperatures for the next several days are predicted to reach at least the mid-50s, and in most cases, the lower 60s. It’s been 15 years since Dubuque saw a 60 degree day in February, and meteorologist Kaj O’Mara from our coverage partner, KCRG-TV, tells us it’s been more than 35 years since we’ve had a sustained run of days that warm. O’Mara expects high temperatures to stay near or above 60 through at least Wednesday of next week. There are four weather factors that are bringing us these unseasonable temperatures: sunshine, a lack of snow pack, ground moisture, and wind direction. In the other years when Dubuque had a run of very warm February days, the weather pattern stayed mild through the spring. Low temperatures in the coming several days will range anywhere from the mid-30s to 50 degrees. Monday is the only day in the next week when there’s a chance for precipitation.