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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
940 AM CDT WED AUG 1 2012

...RECORDS AND STATISTICS FOR JULY AND YEAR TO DATE AT WATERLOO...

HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS WERE COMMON ACROSS MUCH OF IOWA INCLUDING THE 
WATERLOO AREA.  BELOW IS A LISTING OF SEVERAL TEMPERATURE AND 
PRECIPITATION RELATED RECORDS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY AND FOR OTHER 
TIME FRAMES AS WELL.

THE TOP FIVE WARMEST JULYS ARE LISTED BELOW:

    YEAR        AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
    ----        -------------------
1.  1936        82.4 DEGREES
2.  1901        81.9 DEGREES
3.  1916        80.6 DEGREES
4.  1935        79.3 DEGREES
    2012        79.3 DEGREES

THE TOP FIVE WARMEST MONTHS AT DES MOINES ARE NOW AS FOLLOWS:

   MONTH/YEAR   AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
   ----------   -------------------
1.  1936        82.4 DEGREES
2.  1901        81.9 DEGREES
3.  1916        80.6 DEGREES
4.  1947        79.4 DEGREES
5.  1935        79.3 DEGREES
    2012        79.3 DEGREES

THE TOP FIVE WARMEST YEAR TO DATE PERIODS EVER:

    YEAR        AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
    ----        -------------------
1.  2012        53.1 DEGREES
2.  1921        52.7 DEGREES
3.  1987        51.6 DEGREES
4.  1931        51.5 DEGREES
5.  1934        51.4 DEGREES

THE TOP FIVE DRIEST JULYS FOLLOW:

    YEAR        RAINFALL
    ----        --------    
1.  1998        0.35 INCHES
2.  1936        0.40 INCHES
3.  1954        0.43 INCHES
4.  2012        0.76 INCHES
5.  1910        0.84 INCHES

THE TOP FIVE DRIEST JUNE THRU JULY PERIODS:

    YEAR        RAINFALL
    ----        --------
1.  1910        2.68 INCHES
2.  1895        3.25 INCHES
3.  2012        3.29 INCHES
4.  1913        3.71 INCHES
    1931        3.71 INCHES

THREE DAILY RECORDS WERE TIED OR BROKEN AT WATERLOO AS LISTED BELOW:

 DATE      RECORD     PREVIOUSLY     NOW
------  ------------  ----------  ----------
JULY 3  WARM MAXIMUM  98 IN 1990  98 IN 2012 (TIED)
JULY 3  WARM MINIMUM  74 IN 2003  75 IN 2012
JULY 5  WARM MAXIMUM  76 IN 1911  77 IN 2012
JULY 23 WARM MAXIMUM  103 IN 1934 103 IN 2012 (TIED)
JULY 25 WARM MAXIMUM  101 IN 1916 104 IN 2012

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