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*.
Waterloo wasn’t the only city to set new record high temperatures on Thursday. Des Moines peaked at 101*, crushing the former record of 94 set in 1897.
Mason City had a state-high of 102* on Thursday. This also broke the record of 98* set in 1913.
Other high temperatures around the state on Thursday, June 17:
Sioux City 97
Iowa City 95
Cedar Rapids 93
The highest heat index in the state on Thursday was 103* in Sioux City.
The hottest it has ever been in June in Waterloo was 107* on consecutive days, June 27 and 28, 1934.
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