We are in the middle of July, and right on cue, we are about to enter the hottest stretch of weather we have had so far this summer.
Temperatures are forecast to be in the upper 80s to lower 90s this weekend. Not too uncommon for this time of year, and FAR from the all-time hottest temperatures experienced 83 years ago.
Waterloo reached an all-time record high of 112° on July 13th and 14th in 1936.
Dubuque and Iowa City also hit all-time records on July 14th of that year. It was 110° in Dubuque and 109° in Iowa City. (While not official, the hottest temperature we found for Cedar Rapids was 110° back on July 5, 1911)
Here are some more all-time records broken on 7/13/1936 or 7/15/1936:
Decorah- 111° July 14
New Hampton- 110° July 13
Fayette- 110° July 14
Osage- 107° July 14