We have seen some cool temperatures this summer. The July average temperature was 68. That was the coldest July on record for Iowa. The old record was set in the late 1800s.
Here in Iowa we saw the 9th coldest summer on record. Nationally we experienced the 34th coldest.
The regional area of Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota had the 4th coldest summer on record. www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2009/20090910_summerstats.html
More great weather for football Friday night and for the game tomorrow in Ames. There is a threat for some rainfall tonight and tomorrow…but the forecast is still showing the western 1/2 of the state with the best chance for showers. I think the front will become stationary over western counties and will give us much less sunshine…but should hold the heavier rainfall in the area around the Missouri River.
We will see a raindrop or two…so bring the umbrella and poncho just to be safe.
It will remain warm through the next 48 hours. Highs should stay in the upper 70s and lower 80s.
Tonight I will be live with the Ramsey Intercept Hunger drive. We will be at the Saydel High School football field with the Ankeny/Iowa Christian Academy football team that will play last year’s champions…Lenox.
Bring a non-perishable food item to the game and get a free tee-shirt…while supplies last. The food will go to the Des Moines Area Religious Council’s Emergency Food Pantry. Last week we collected over 300 foot items and $30.00. It will help those who need assistance through the winter months.
Have a great weekend…root for your favorite team…we will be there to watch the action.