1995: A severe thunderstorm dropped very large hail in a short swath across southeastern Clay, southwestern Palo Alto, northeastern Buena Vista, and Pocahontas counties. Golf ball to baseball sized hail fell near Webb and Ayrshire and at Rush Lake pea sized hail covered the ground a foot deep. The hail became even larger further southeast reaching 4.5 inches in diameter near Laurens. The storm began to weaken soon thereafter but still produced golf ball sized hail near Havelock and Pocahontas.
1918: Extremely hot weather sent the temperature soaring to 110 F at Des Moines which remains tied for the all-time record at that location. Other reported high temperatures around the state included 113 F at Clarinda, Knoxville, and Shenandoah, 112 F at Pella, and 110 F at Atlantic.
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This post was written by Schnack on August 4, 2012