KCCI Des Moines 
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
July isn’t over yet but if current weather patterns hold Iowa could be on track for one of the coldest Julys in more than a hundred years.
Climatologist Harry Hillaker said if temperatures stay below 90 for the rest of the month, it would be the first time since 1893 that Iowa has missed a 90-degree reading in July. The current KCCI Super Doppler forecast shows only highs in the low 80s for the rest of the month.
It’s not just Iowa not feeling the heat this summer. The National Weather Service said Chicago has seen the coldest July in 67 years, with an average temperature this month of 68.9 degrees.
The cooler weather has also helped keep Iowa’s annual tornado count low.