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Some Area Thermometers Hit Three Figures Tuesday ; Storm Lake Just Misses Record

September 21, 2022 9:27am

Some thermometers around the area hit triple digits yesterday (Tuesday).

National Weather Service meteorologist Alex Trellinger says the highest temperature reported to his office in Sioux Falls was 102, just south of Akron...(audio clip below  :09 )

It's been 97 years since Spencer had a 101 degree day in September, and that 101 degree day back in 1925 was on September 4th.

According to the latest report from the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, Storm Lake's high temperature yesterday was 93, falling one-degree short of the record 94-degree mark for September 20th set in 1937.

Trellinger says drought conditions played a role in yesterday's high temperatures in northwest Iowa, as the sun's heat bore down on parched ground...(audio clip below  :15 )

A triple digit temperature had not been recorded on a September 20th anywhere in Iowa for 69 years.

More seasonable weather is expected the rest of this week. 

(thanks to Radio Iowa for contributing)