Even though the entire state of Iowa is in a Heat Advisory on Wednesday, the city of Independence has completely isolated itself from the heat as the National Weather Service in Des Moines was reporting that at 1:07 PM in Buchanan County it was 36-below zero with a wind chill of -59*.

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Meanwhile, just 30 miles west of Independence, Waterloo was reporting a current temp of 86* with a heat index of 91*.

At the same time at the South Pole, it was -40* with a wind chill of -73*.

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Obviously, the weather instruments have something wrong with them at the Independence weather station, and the National Weather Service in Des Moines agrees:

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Small Town Iowa: Matchstick Marvels Museum in Gladbrook

Don't miss out on what people from all around the world have come to see. The museum is located at 319 2nd Street in Gladbrook. Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, or by appointment.

Our Freedom Story mural - downtown Waterloo

Take a walk along the Cedar River in downtown Waterloo to view this 3,000-square-foot mural of the city's civil rights history shown abstractly through lines, shapes, and colors. Located behind the Waterloo Center for the Arts (near the Highway 63 bridge). Created by the Waterloo Youth Art Team.