Its hot….and dry

Written by on June 29, 2012 in News

It may have felt like record-breaking heat yesterday but the 1934 record of 104 degrees still stands.  Temperatures in the area peaked at 97 degrees.  While many people are hoping for a break in the heat, farmers are hoping for rain.  The Iowa DNR released a new report yesterday and shows that drought conditions are worsening across the state.  78% of the state remains in some form of dry conditions.  Areas defined as “moderately dry” increased from 13 to 37%.   The DNR reports show that rainfall averaged 2.02”.  This is compared to precipitation that is normally around 2.36 for this time period.  Stay tuned to KILJ.  Meteorologist Tom Churchill will give you the latest on when you can expect rain.  And as the warm weather continues, please remember to hydrate, find shade and take care of your pets and animals as well.  The Moose Lodge of Mt. Pleasant will be a cooling station today from 1:30 to 9 pm.  This is if you do not have air conditioning, if it breaks or if you need a place to stay cool during the hot temperatures today.  They will also offer water and snacks.  The Moose Lodge is located on Heatilator Road.

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