1988: A very hot and dry summer continued as temperatures rose above 100 degrees across much of Iowa on August 14-18 setting daily records at numerous stations. The hottest temperatures were recorded on the 15th and 17th with high temperatures on the 15th including 104 F at Centerville, Des Moines, Muscatine, Ottumwa, and Waterloo, 105 F at Fairfield, Fort Dodge, Lamoni, Webster City, and Winterset, 106 F at Jefferson, Keosauqua, Red Oak, and Washington, and 107 F at Iowa Falls and Sigourney.
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This post was written by Schnack on August 15, 2012