This holiday season may see many Iowans experience the coldest Christmas in recorded history.

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We've been reporting about the blizzard that is expected to hit the Midwest at the tail end of this week, just in time for holiday travel...perfect, right?

As previously reported, eastern Iowa is expected to get approximately 8 inches of snow from this storm. Blizzard conditions are supposed to start on Thursday and worsen throughout Friday. We could see sustained winds of 35 miles per hour on Friday, with wind gusts of over 50 according to reports.


While Iowans can put up with snow, it's the cold that people should be worried about. An arctic blast will blow through the southern United State, according to NPR. This will bring frigid temperatures to our own backyard in Iowa. According to reports, this weather event is expected to affect about 80% of the country with temperatures below freezing.

Some officials, say this Arctic blast that will be coming from Siberia, will bring with it "the coldest air of the season." For Iowa, this could mean the coldest Christmas in multiple decades.

Reports from Iowa meteorologists are claiming that the temperatures on Christmas Eve might just be the coldest of the CENTURY for us here in the Hawkeye State. The weather for Christmas Day could also be coldest they’ve been since 2000, according to experts.

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