September 6th High Temperatures

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Did anyone feel the heat and humidity today? We sure are making up for some lost times we didn’t have this heat earlier in this summer. Today on warm southerly breezes highs soared to the low 90s in the far northern part of the state to the upper 90s across the south. The hottest overall temps came from the Omaha area which was only a couple of degrees shy of 100 peaking at 98.  Dew points everywhere were well into the 70s putting heat index values of around  100 to 105 range. The only parts of the start not to see 90s today were parts of the far northwest and north where upper 80s were archived, however, the humidity was even higher in these areas so it really didn’t feel much cooler. Of course today’s highs were a part of a heat wave that has been in place since August 31st.

Northern Iowa

Waterloo 92.F
Spencer 91.F
Fort Dodge 90.F
Carroll 90.F
Dubuque 90.F
Decorah 90.F
Sioux City 89.F
Mason City 88.F

Southern Iowa

Omaha/Council Bluffs 98.F
Shenandoah 97.F
Mount Pleasant 97.F
Des Moines Airport 94.F
Ouad Cities 94.F
Ottumwa 93.F
Iowa City 93.F
Ames 92.F
Cedar Rapids 92.F
Lamoni 92.F
Ankeny 91.F
Cumming 91.F
Marshalltown 91.F
Creston 90.F

90 Degree Days Stats

Today’s 91.F here at my station in Cumming brought the 19th day with highs at or above 90.4, of which occurred in the last 7 days. The average days with 90 is 24, so far we are lacking a few days of 90s this summer. Interestingly enough, 7 days were just 1 degree shy of 90. The hottest temp of the summer at my station was June 9th with a high of 96.F.

Northern Iowa had a much cooler summer this year. Mason City had only 3 days with highs of 90 degrees or warmer this year, the average is around 14.



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