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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*...
USA has Most Snow Coverage Since Records Began
The amount of snow encompassing the United States this week is wild. As Iowans, we are accustomed to dealing with deep drifts and bitter cold every winter. But other parts of the nation are not. As of 2/16, 73% of the country had snow on the ground... Read More ...
Will We Break the Record for Snowiest Winter?
Spring is less than 30 days away. Which means there's still plenty of time for more SNOW. According to the below chart from the Iowa Environmental Mesonet, Waterloo has accumulated over 43" of snow since October 1, 2020. That's nearly 10" above average, but still 16...
Iowa’s All-Time Coldest Wind Chill
The wind chill temperature is a “feels like” temperature. It is how cold people and animals feel when outside. According to the National Weather Service: As the wind increases, it draws heat from the body, driving down skin temperature and eventually the internal body temperature...

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