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Record Temperature Set Years Ago Not Going Away

Posted: Friday, July 15th, 2011 at 6:30 am
Author: KCII News - Bill Gatchel


The hottest temperature ever recorded in Washington that was set today in 1936 will not be broken any time soon.  John Hasse with the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities says the chances of the temperature reaching 113 degrees again are slim.  He says the cause for the high temperatures back in 1936 was caused by a severe drought along with decades of farming without crop rotation.

Hasse says this was also the reason for the Dust Bowl happening in the same time frame.  He says the temperatures will still get over 100, but not to the extreme as it did 75 years ago.

Hasse says the forecast is calling for temperatures in the upper 90s and could reach over 100 starting tomorrow lasting for close to a week.  He notes that last time the temperatures reached over 100 in eastern Iowa was back in 2006.

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