Dubuque Sets Daily Record Low, with Another Potentially Historic Night Ahead
It was a historically cold morning in Dubuque, with another dangerously cold night ahead. The low temperature this morning dropped all the way down to -28 degrees, setting a new daily record. The previous mark was -25, set in 1951. It is expected to be even colder overnight tonight, with an anticipated low temperature of -32 degrees. That would equal the all-time record for the coldest temperature ever recorded in Dubuque. The current record was set in January of 1887…a little more than 132 years ago. Wind chills overnight reached 55 degrees below zero, falling just three degrees shy of matching the all-time record, which was set in 1982. The conditions overnight forced county officials to pull snowplows off of the roads and advise against travel. High winds were causing blowing snow on many county roads. Due to the temperature, typical road treatments would not be effective. In some cases, they would have done more harm than good. Plows returned to area roads at about 7:30 this morning, though travel is still strongly discouraged.