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‘Excessive Heat Watch’ Issued for Iowa
The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued an "Excessive Heat Watch" for more than half the state of Iowa on Wednesday, July 28.
Heat indices in the watch area are expected to reach as high as 102-110*.
Highs will be in the lower 90s on Monday, the middle 90s Tuesday, and&…
What is Iowa’s Highest Heat Index of All-Time?
As another round of sweltering heat is ready to make us sweat this weekend.
As of Friday morning, the southern half of Iowa (including Cedar Rapids) is in a Heat Advisory for Saturday with heat index values as high as 105*.
The Heat Index is a measure of how hot it really feels when relative humi…
Possible Severe Weather Thursday in Iowa
After the first batch of rainfall this morning, the day will heat up into the upper-80s, and storms are expected to redevelop and will have the potential to be severe. Damaging winds, large hail, and even tornadoes are a possibility.
The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has place…
Heat Advisory Today for Much of Iowa
Dangerous heat is forecast this afternoon with heat indices of 100-105+ degrees. A Heat Advisory is in effect for much of the state from 1 to 8 PM.
According to the National Weather Service:
A Heat Advisory means that temperatures of at least 100°F* or Heat Index values of at least 105&d…
Pilot Flies Next to a Tornado (VIDEO)
Pilot David Evans was flying his Sundancer motor glider between Minco and Tuttle, Oklahoma (40 miles Southwest of Oklahoma City) on Sunday afternoon when he found himself side-by-side with what turned out to be a ‘landspout tornado.'
At the time of his flight, there were a few thunderstorm…
Where’s the Thunder?
We all know that it's been a very dry spring across Iowa, but the lack of precipitation also corresponds to a minuscule amount of thunder across the state.
Cedar Rapids has totaled four hours of thunder in June, well below the average of 20.5.
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