When extremes become the norm: this year in Iowa weather


Thanks partially to climate change, 2010 was the year the earth struck back. Weather watchers all over the world observed a series of extremes: scorching summers, bone-chilling winters, intense flooding and whiteout blizzards.

Iowans observed many of those conditions firsthand. In today’s Cedar Rapids Gazette, State Climatologist Harry Hillaker’s top ten weather stories of the year. Check it out.

Here are some pictures I shot in Iowa City during and after a heavy snowfall in early January. That week, swirling winds made temperatures in the teens feel even colder.

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