If you are like me then you are already sick and tired of winter.

We've already experienced blizzard like conditions, record-breaking snowfall, and rough travel conditions, just in the last few weeks alone!

Well, according to reports this sort of weather won't be around for too much longer.

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Warmer Than Normal Winter Going Forward in Iowa

At the end of 2023, officials were predicting that the Hawkeye State would see a much warmer winter than normal. This is all because of El Niño.

According to the United States Geological Survey, an El Niño is "a phenomenon that occurs when unusually warm ocean water piles up along the equatorial west coast of South America."

This phenomenon affects the winter weather along the west coast of North America thus resulting in Iowans getting a bit of a reprieve from the winter weather this year.

Unsplash - Aaron Burden
Unsplash - Aaron Burden

It looks like Iowa in January and February has a very high likelihood of temperatures that are above normal, according to the National Weather Service.

So those bitter cold conditions we've been experiencing could be few and far between.

There is an 85 to 90% chance that going into February, Iowans will see above average temperatures that could be 15 to 20 degrees warmer than normal. Officials even are predicting we could even see highs in the 50s this February.

What Are the Normal Temperatures for January and February in Iowa?

For the month of January, the average temperature in the Hawkeye State is approximately 29 degrees Fahrenheit with an average snowfall of about 6.92 inches.

February on average sees about 6.7 inches of snowfall throughout the state with temperatures usually averaging at about 33 degrees Fahrenheit.

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