Mapping Iowa's dry, hot summer
Tuesday's record highs were reflective of this summer's overall weather trends.
- More heat and less-than-average precipitation.
Driving the news: Data from NOAA compared this summer's temps and rainfall to the mean average taken from 1991 to 2020.
- Areas with the greatest weather anomalies were largely in the southern portion of the state.
That mostly corresponds with those experiencing drought, as tracked by the U.S. Drought Monitor.
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