Record Highs at Des Moines and Lamoni Today

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THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AT THE DES MOINES AIRPORT REACHED 100 DEGREES TODAY. THIS TIES THE RECORD HIGH FOR THIS DATE…LAST SET IN 1936.

IN ADDITION…THIS IS THE 4TH CONSECUTIVE DAY OF 100 DEGREE TEMPERATURES IN DES MOINES. THE LAST TIME THAT OCCURRED WAS THE 14-17TH OF AUGUST IN 1988.

LAMONI IOWA ROSE TO A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 105 DEGREES THIS AFTERNOON. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 100 SET DEGREES SET IN 1989.

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Jeff Wilcox serves as the Assistant Lead Forecaster for the Iowa Weather Network and is in charge of daily forecasting operations. He produces the "Iowa Weather Report" four days a week, as he has since 2008, with features including a video, graphics, discussions, and more. Weather has always fascinated him since he was young. His first memory of weather was back in 1988 during the Mother’s Day Tornado Outbreak in 1988. He vaguely remembers the cold snap the state experienced around Christmas Time in 1983, but was too young to remember that vividly. Growing up in Anamosa since moving there in 1981, he has experienced all the weather imaginable from bitter cold in early 1996 to hot and humid weather in 1995 and again in 2012, to floods in 1993, 1999, 2008 and 2013, to droughts in 1988 and 2012. After doing some other website work and other interests which included publishing a novel in 2007, he finally began the Iowa Weather Blog on June 27th 2008, right after the Flood of 2008. He worked it alone for hours on end giving out weather information that he thought was appropriate for those that wanted to know what was going on in their skies and what was to come. In 2012, the Iowa Weather Blog merged with two other Iowa weather organizations in the state to form the Iowa Weather Network.

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