July is usually the hottest month of the year in Iowa as the sun regularly appears in the skies. The average high temperatures in the state are between 82°F (27.8°C) to 87°F (30.6°C), and the average low temperatures are in 60°F (15.6°C) and 67°F (19.4°C) range. Day temperatures often touch 90°F (32.2°C) to 95°F (35°C), and it is common for a few places to touch even 100°F (37.8°C). Davenport in the east averages between 63°F (17.2°C) to 84°F (28.9°C), while Shenandoah in the west is between 66°F (18.9°C) to 87°F (30.6°C). July experiences rain in the 4" (102mm) to 5" (127mm) range and is prone to stormy weather. The conditions are often hot and muggy, but people enjoy activities like fishing in the creeks, lakes, and rivers. Swimming and boating carry immense interest, but it is a better idea to spend midday hours in cool shade or indoor activities. Beware! Iowa is prone to severe flooding during the summer in many parts of the state, and the slightly flat topography does not help in quick receding of the waters.