A lot of people complain about the weather in Davenport, and having grown up here, I will agree that it has its disadvantages. However, it also has a lot of advantages, too.
I absolutely love the Midwest in the spring. It is my favorite season of the year. The temperatures start to warm up, it’s still a bit cool at night but not too cold, and everything starts to turn green.
My husband and I recently did a lot of gardening around our yard. We planted flowers, bushes, and a vegetable garden. Things grow very easily around here because we get a decent amount of moisture throughout the spring and summer, and our dirt is very rich with nutrients.
My husband grew up in Utah, and if they don’t irrigate daily, things dry up very quickly. This past weekend I was in Dallas for a class, and already the grass that wasn’t being irrigated was starting to turn brown. The grass in Iowa is full, rich and green. If I were a grazing animal, I would be in heaven!
I have been enjoying going running with my dog, through the neighborhoods and on the bike path, and looking at all of the pretty flowers and plant life. This is a good time of year for being outside because the temperatures are so ideal.
During the summer, it can get rather hot in Iowa. It’s not uncommon to get up to 100 degrees–or sometimes higher—during mid-summer, and the humidity makes it seem worse. But things continue to stay pretty and green until late summer and early fall.
Fall is a season of more nice weather and beautiful colors as the trees change, and things start to get cold in November. November through February are the coldest months. It can get bitter-cold in Iowa because of the moisture in the air. We do get snow. We also get ice, which is really more dangerous.
For those who are considering coming to Palmer for three years and wondering what the weather is like, there you are in a nutshell. You get a wide variety of weather, from hot to cold, rain to snow, and everything in between. I think that’s what I like the best about the weather in Iowa: the variety. I love having all four seasons, because there’s always something to look forward to and if you get tired of one season another is just around the corner.
8th trimester student, Davenport Campus