Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

Breaking News


January 6, 2014

Cold, but not a record

Knoxville — While the final values may change tomorrow morning, Knoxville's low for today was -14 degrees. 

State Climatologist Harry Hillaker reported that as the official low figure for Monday morning, Jan. 6. It approached the record low for Knoxville for this date, which was -17 in 1912. Jan. 6, 1912, also had the lowest "maximum" temperature for this date, of nine degrees. 

A reading taken at the Knoxville Airport put this morning's temperature at -13 degrees. Non-airport readings are taken once per day, around 7 or 8 a.m. Temperatures may have fallen since the reading was taken, but figures will not be available until Tuesday morning. 

"The lowest actual temperature reported thus far in Iowa for this morning were -23 degree readings at Northwood, Cresco and Postville," Hillaker wrote in an electronic message. "The lowest wind chill index was -51 at the Oelwein Airport."

The lowest wind chill, at the Knoxville Airport, was -41. The Pella Airport's lowest wind chill was -39. 

This cold front has received a great deal of coverage from other news outlets, but Hillaker says that the actual temperatures this morning were not as low was what occurred on Dec. 24, 2013. For example, on that date, Osceola recorded a low temperature of -27. Today's cold event has been a combination of low temperatures and high winds. Winds are stronger today than they were on Christmas Eve. 

Other temperature readings around airports in the area included -15 at the Pella, -14 in Oskaloosa, -13 in Chariton and Ottumwa, -12 in Des Moines and -16 in Grinnell. National Weather Service volunteers reported temperatures of -16 in Newton, -14 in Oskaloosa and Albia and -13 in Chariton and Osceola. 

There has been no snowfall with this cold front. As for Knoxville's snow total this winter, thus far, the town has received 12.3 inches. Hillaker said that total is "fairly close" to the typical amount for this point in the winter. 

Text Only
  • large group.jpg Video: Celebrate packages 30,000 Meals from the Heartland

    Over 340 volunteers worked together Sunday morning to package 30,000 Meals from the Heartland at Celebrate Community Church. 

    March 23, 2014 1 Photo 1 Slideshow 5 Videos

  • pre event setup.jpg Slideshow: Celebrate Church packages Meals from the Heartland Scenes from Celebrate Community Church's packaging of Meals from the Heartland on Sunday, March 23, 2014

    March 23, 2014

  • little firsherman on the rocks.jpg Spring arrives in Marion County in style

    The first day of spring, March 20, truly had the appropriate weather. Sunshine and a nice temperature sent many people into the outdoor of splendor of Lake Red Rock. 

    March 20, 2014 5 Photos

  • Wesley & Jessica.jpg One special prom date

    Prom night has long been a rite of passage for American high school students. Knoxville High School Prom 2014 will include one couple that no one ever expected to have the ability to take part. 

    March 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dixie Gebhardt Plans underway for Iowa State Flag Day

    Details are still being finalized, but the Birthplace of the Iowa State Flag will celebrate the flag's special day on March 29. 

    March 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • West jump rope pic.jpg West Elementary raises $4,800 for American Heart Association

    Students in grades KinderPrep through First at West Elementary have jumped their way to raising $4,800 for the American Heart Association. 

    March 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • TC FFA 2.jpg TC FFA receives financial gift

    Rhonda Van Rheenen won a contest sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. As a result, the Twin Cedars FFA received a check for $2,500. 

    February 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • eye exam.jpg Video: Knoxville VA offers telemed services

    Medical services offered by the VA Central Iowa Health Care System have expanded to include the use of telemedicine. Benefits include home access to medical services and less time on the road for veterans to meet with care providers. 

    February 27, 2014 3 Photos 2 Videos

  • B&B3.jpg Cast, crew preparing for "Beauty and the Beast"

    Work continued behind the scenes of the Knoxville High School musical production of "Beauty and the Beast" on Saturday. Cast, crew, parents and supports alike have all come together to prepare for the first high school production inside the Knoxville Performing Arts Center. 

    February 22, 2014 7 Photos

  • Dr Andrew Green.jpg Central to host Political Science convention

    Political Scientists from throughout the state will be coming to Marion County next weekend, as Central College hosts the Iowa Association of Political Scientists' annual convention and program. 

    February 20, 2014 1 Photo

AP Video
Disbanding Muslim Surveillance Draws Praise Passengers Abuzz After Plane Hits Swarm of Bees Boston Bomb Scare Defendant Appears in Court Boston Officials: No Bags at Marathon Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast Freeze Leaves Florida Panhandle With Dead Trees At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Are School Dress Codes Too Strict? Suspicious Bags Found Near Marathon Finish Line Boston Marks the 1st Anniversary of Bombing NYPD Ends Muslim Surveillance Program 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Sex Offenders Arrested in Slayings of CA Women New York Police End Muslim Surveillance Program Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary US Supports Ukraine's Efforts to Calm Tensions T. Rex Gets New Home at Smithsonian Suspect in Kansas Shootings Faces Murder Charges Raw: Storm Topples RVs Near Miss. Gulf Coast
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Which service of the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce do you believe is most beneficial for its membership?

Legislative lobbying
Promotional material publication
Educational programs for the community
     View Results