1987: The hottest summer on record in Iowa persisted into late August with one last burst of triple-digit heat smothering the state on the 24th and 25th. On the 24th nearly every reporting station in Iowa exceeded 100 degrees excepting far eastern and northeastern areas. Many locations established daily record highs that still stand today, including Des Moines and Waterloo with readings of 104 F and 100 F, respectively. Other reported high temperatures included 107 F at Corning, Denison, and Le Mars, 108 F at Bloomfield, Logan, and Spencer, and 109 F at Corydon and Rock Rapids.
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This post was written by Schnack on August 24, 2012