Are You Ready for Some HEAT this Weekend in Iowa?
The National Weather Service in Des Moines says that the upcoming first weekend of June will be HOT in Waterloo.
The ‘normal’ high temperature for the first week of June is right around 80*. Beginning this Friday and continuing through the weekend, the high temperatures are forecast to be right at 90* and only cooling off to the upper-80s for highs on Monday and Tuesday, June 7 and 8.
During that time period, we can expect the lows to be only in the upper-60s.
So far in 2021, Waterloo has had only ONE day reach the 90s --- on May 1 it was 93*. We also have had a total of 10 days this year reach at least 80*. (as of 6/1) By this point in 2020, there had been a total of nine days to reach at least 80* or higher.
But then....it got REALLY HOT in 2020...
Last June there were a total of five days reaching at least 90*. The monthly high was 96* on June 2. July featured 15 days of at least 90* while August and September accumulated a total of nine days at or above 90* for a total of 29 days last summer in Waterloo with high temps reaching at least 90*.
JUNE TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK:
8-14 DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK:
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As for precipitation, as of the June 2 forecast, the only chance of rain looks to be on June 7 or 8.
Drought.gov says that (as of 5/27) 62% of Iowa is "abnormally dry" (yellow), 37.1% is in a "Moderate Drought" (tan) and 7.6% of the state is in a "Severe Drought." (orange)
April 2021 was the 13th driest April in 127 years.
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