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How Hot was Ragbrai '11?

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In mid-July, a record-breaking heat wave began impacting the Midwest. From July 15 through July 22, MidAmerican Energy Company’s and Northern Natural Gas Company’s service territories experienced temperatures in the high 90s with heat indices reaching nearly 110 F. High heat indices continued into early August. As a result of the heat wave, MidAmerican Energy and Northern Natural Gas had record-setting days on their systems. <o:p></o:p>

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On July 18, Northern Natural Gas’ system transported the highest market area delivery for a July day, with total estimated deliveries of 2.124 Bcf, surpassing the record of 2.063 Bcf set July 27, 2010. <o:p></o:p>

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On July 19, MidAmerican Energy reached a new unofficial peak native load record of 4,722 megawatts, an increase of approximately 200 megawatts over the previous record of 4,515 megawatts set July 14, 2010.<o:p></o:p>

5 Replies

Cathy Veal, August 10, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Right now here in Des Moines the 79 degrees.  Why now and not on RAGBRAI. Geez,

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barbara45000, August 10, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Alliant Energy stated that this July was the hottest July in 25 years. Today, here in Dubuque, it’s mid 70’s with a very nice breeze….go figure….ride on!!

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schultz6, August 10, 2011 at 2:13 pm

it was so hot … my tires thought I was cool.

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Zinger, August 10, 2011 at 2:57 pm

The new slushie machine on our bus sure came in handy. Nothing like a couple of delicious icy beverages just before bed to cool you down a bit! 

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giantron, August 11, 2011 at 9:59 am

It was so hot I saw two trees fighting over a dog.

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