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Cold snap hits North Iowa and Southern Minnesota

Temperatures are 20 degrees below normal for this time of year

Posted: Oct 11, 2018 8:27 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa - A quick step outside this morning may have had you wanting to go back inside.

There's no denying it's brisk.

KIMT Storm Team 3 meteorologists says highs are certainly on the low side, with temperatures being 20 degrees below normal. On this date last year, much of the viewing area was experiencing the mid-50's.

So did anyone feel like the cold set in early this year?

"Every 5 years it does this, every 5 years. Then it changes after that," Donnie Timmons of Mason City said.

"I was surprised that it was snowing this morning, considering it's not November or December," Chloe Featherston, also of Mason City, said.

So do they think the abnormal weather will continue?

"In any season, you can expect anything to happen. It may not be the way mother nature planned it, but you gotta be prepared for it," Timmons said.

"I feel like this year has gone off to an awful start and it might end in an awful time, but it could get better as it goes," Featherston said.

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