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°F* are expected.
A small Iowa town was in the record book from 1995 to 2004 and two other times since. This weekend, the community came together to obliterate a record that will hopefully keep them on top for a long time.
I've been to several cities around the Midwest this summer: Des Moines, Omaha, Kansas City, Minneapolis, and Madison. Each city has cool bars, restaurants, shops, neighborhoods, and RECORD STORES. Which makes me wonder: Why doesn't Cedar Rapids?