Waterloo Hits 100* for First Time in Nearly a Decade
On Thursday, June 17, Waterloo set a new record high of 100*, breaking the former record of 97* set in 1897 and 1933. The heat index reached 101*
This was the first time since 2012 that Waterloo reached triple digits. The last time it was 100* or higher was July 25, 2012, it was a whopping 104*...
Possible Severe Weather Today in Iowa
After receiving a trace of rain early Thursday morning, Eastern Iowa might finally be getting some much-needed precipitation this afternoon into the evening hours. Unfortunately, the rain will bring along with it the chance of severe weather in Iowa.
Heat Advisory Today for Much of Iowa
Dangerous heat is forecast this afternoon with heat indices of 100-105+ degrees. A Heat Advisory is in effect for much of the state from 1 to 8 PM.
According to the National Weather Service:
A Heat Advisory means that temperatures of at least 100°F* or Heat Index values of at least 105&d…
6/16/1882: ‘Frog Hail’ Fell in Dubuque
On June 16, 1882, a storm hit Dubuque and some of the hailstones allegedly contained LIVING FROGS embedded inside them.
According to, Dubuque was hit by "the largest and most destructive hail-stones." It's said that the hailstorm lasted 13 minutes&…
Waterloo is Approaching Heat Records
It’s been a hot and extremely dry first half of June in Waterloo. In the first 15 days of the month only a TRACE of rain has been reported (June 8) and 10 of the first 15 days have featured high temperatures reaching at least 90*.
That is currently the second most all-time at/above 89…
Pilot Flies Next to a Tornado (VIDEO)
Pilot David Evans was flying his Sundancer motor glider between Minco and Tuttle, Oklahoma (40 miles Southwest of Oklahoma City) on Sunday afternoon when he found himself side-by-side with what turned out to be a ‘landspout tornado.'
At the time of his flight, there were a few thunderstorm…
Where’s the Thunder?
We all know that it's been a very dry spring across Iowa, but the lack of precipitation also corresponds to a minuscule amount of thunder across the state.
So far in June, there have only been two hours of the rumblings of thunder in Waterloo. That num...
SUNDAY: Waterloo’s 42* Temperature Swing Ties Record
On Sunday, June 13, Waterloo had a low temperature of 54* just before sunrise at 5:31. Around 12 hours later, the high temperature peaked at 96* -- a temperature swing of 42*.
According to the National Weather Service in Des Moines, that temperature spread tied a record:
The 42 degree spread between W…

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