Can you imagine high temperatures in the 40s during an Iowa July? It’s happened before, but isn’t likely to happen this summer. July is typically the hottest month of the year in the Hawkeye State. Brad Fillbach (fill-back) is a National Weather Service forecaster in Des Moines. He says there have been some radical extremes in temperature over the years. The record high in July was 110 in 1936, while the record low was 47 set in 1971. While June is usually the wettest month of the year in Iowa, Fillbach says July runs close behind for rainfall. By the way, that 110-degree record set on July 25th of 1936 ties with the hottest temperature ever recorded in Iowa — 110 on August 4th, 1918. Fillbach says it only hits 100 during July about once every 3 to 4 years.
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