Hot Again This Weekend!
It's been a HOT summer so far in the Cedar Valley. We have already have 17 days of 90*+ this year -- already surpassing the 2019 total of 15 days.
July 2019 was no slouch with 10 days of 90* heat, but we've already hit at least 90* 12 days this July --- with 10 days to go this month!
Don't worry, I think we'll be safe from Waterloo's all-time record of most days of 90* or higher. Iowa News Now meteorologist Rebecca Kopelman said:
The most is 60 days at 90 degrees or warmer which happened in 1936.
The summer of 1936 featured 13 consecutive days of 100* or higher!
Before we complain too much about how hot it is in Iowa; Phoenix, the AVERAGE temperature in Phoenix, AZ, this month has been 99*.
So far this month (through Monday) every day has reached AT LEAST 103* in Phoenix. Ouch.
Credit: NWS Des Moines via Twitter