In 1978, Iowa Plunged Into An Arctic Freeze That Makes This Year’s Winter Look Downright Mild

Winter in Iowa is always pretty brutal, but we get by with the occasional warm day and gorgeous snowfall that turns our favorite towns into winter wonderlands. One year, though, winter was far from a wonderland. Do you remember the incredibly cold winter of 1978-1979?

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Do you remember the winter of 1978-1979? Share your snowy memories with us in the comments below!

If you think another winter could qualify for Iowa’s worst, read about these 10 Impossible To Forget Winter Storms In Iowa’s History and decide for yourself!