March 3rd, 2014 will be in the record book for a record low temperature. Clinton area weather observer Jim Blaess says the low this morning was 15 below zero and broke the record for the date that had been a zero reading in 1943. Blaess said that today (Monday) is the coldest temperature in March records that has been recorded. The old record was 14-below on March 5th and 6th in 1960.
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Iowa American Water reminds homeowners to take steps to prevent frozen pipes inside and outside of their homes. As a result of the continued bitterly-cold winter weather, the company says customer inquiries related to service disruptions due to frozen pipes have increased significantly. In fact, in a typical winter, the company may see a few frozen service lines over the course of the season. This year, numbers of frozen service lines are unusually high. In the Company’s Clinton District, well over a hundred service lines have frozen leaving customers without water until the line can be thawed or the service line repaired by a plumber.
From one of the Pittsburgh media outlets that have given KROS RADIO permission to quote thier stories on the on-going investigation to the deaths of the Wolfe sisters – who are originally from Clinton.
This newscast includes stories on the city updating decades old drug and alcohol testing policies, Camanche Council reverses a decision to implement a franchise fee and will use their budget reserves to cover the revenue shortfall and more-give it listen
Monday’s snowfall total 4.2 inches measured by Clinton area weather observer Jim Blaess He said that made February’s total – so far- to 14.5 inches. Blaess says that makes this month the 11th snowiest February since the record started in 1888.