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Waterloo Hits 100* for First Time in Nearly a Decade
On Thursday, June 17, Waterloo set a new record high of 100*, breaking the former record of 97* set in 1897 and 1933. The heat index reached 101*
This was the first time since 2012 that Waterloo reached triple digits. The last time it was 100* or higher was July 25, 2012, it was a whopping 104*...
SUNDAY: Waterloo’s 42* Temperature Swing Ties Record
On Sunday, June 13, Waterloo had a low temperature of 54* just before sunrise at 5:31. Around 12 hours later, the high temperature peaked at 96* -- a temperature swing of 42*.
According to the National Weather Service in Des Moines, that temperature spread tied a record:
The 42 degree spread between W…
Man Holds Breath Underwater for Over 24 Minutes (VIDEO)
54-year-old Budimir Buda Sobat of Croatia just broke a Guinness World Record, for holding his breath submerged underwater for 24 minutes and 33 seconds.
How is this possible?
Before his record-breaking feat, he was allowed to breathe 100% oxygen for thirty minutes before submerging himself...
Man Sets Record for Swimming Under Frozen Lake (VIDEO)
A swimmer from the Czech Republic just set a record that most people would describe as absolutely crazy.
He’s 38-years-old  --- he swam over 265 feet under a frozen lake. It was frozen on the surface but a cool 37* under the 12"-thick ice – and this guy swam in it.…
USA has Most Snow Coverage Since Records Began
The amount of snow encompassing the United States this week is wild. As Iowans, we are accustomed to dealing with deep drifts and bitter cold every winter. But other parts of the nation are not. As of 2/16, 73% of the country had snow on the ground...
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Will We Break the Record for Snowiest Winter?
Spring is less than 30 days away. Which means there's still plenty of time for more SNOW.
According to the below chart from the Iowa Environmental Mesonet, Waterloo has accumulated over 43" of snow since October 1, 2020. That's nearly 10" above average, but still 16...
Iowa’s All-Time Coldest Wind Chill
The wind chill temperature is a “feels like” temperature. It is how cold people and animals feel when outside.
According to the National Weather Service: As the wind increases, it draws heat from the body, driving down skin temperature and eventually the internal body temp…
Hot Wheels Track Loop Record
Check out this unofficial world record for the most loops by an unpowered toy car. 5MadMovieMakers created a string of 10 Hot Wheels loops into a downhill run, and the car successfully blasted through all of them.
The previous world record was eight loops...

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