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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.
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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 anomlyinfo.com, 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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