(Des Moines) An unusual heat wave swept across Iowa Tuesday shattering record highs in it’s’ path. Kenny Podrazik, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Des Moines says Sioux City was the hot spot in the state.
“Sioux City was the hottest with a temperature of 106-degrees and that was a new daily record for them as far as specific day on May 14, and was the hottest temperature on record for the entire month of May for Sioux City, that was pretty impressive,” stated Podrazik. “The last it was that warm was on May 30, 1934, and that was 105-degrees then.”
Podrazik says Atlantic broke an old record high by one-degree.
“Atlantic reached a high temperature of 97-degrees which was their all-time record high breaking the previous record of 96-degrees set in 1915,” said Podrazik.
Podrazik says three other cities broke records including, Mason City, 99-degrees, Des Moines 94, Waterloo, 96, and Estherville reached a high of 104-degrees.
May 15, 2013