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A page depicting all of the new icon images can be accessed here: www.weather.gov/forecast-icons

Changes to the icons were based on analysis of 6,700 public comments collected in 2014. Also, many of these changes are based on the results of a research project led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Users are encouraged to continue to provide comments regarding these changes via email at icons@noaa.gov. NWS will continue to analyze incoming feedback and refine the icons as necessary. Any substantial change to the icons will be facilitated through the NWS public comment/review process.

Heat Wave in Central U.S.

Dangerous heat will continue in the Nation's mid-section on Tuesday. Combined with high humidity, this will lead to Heat Index temperatures ranging from 100 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit across parts of the Plains and mid-South. Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect. If you must be outside, slow down and drink plenty of water.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Ames, Ames Municipal Airport (KAMW)

Lat: 41.99°NLon: 93.62°WElev: 945ft.

Fog/Mist

71°F

22°C

Humidity 96%
Wind Speed SE 10 mph
Barometer 29.85 in (1010.1 mb)
Dewpoint 70°F (21°C)
Visibility 2.50 mi
Last update 28 Jul 4:53 am CDT

Detailed Forecast

Early This Morning
Mostly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 20 percent.
Today
Hot and humid. Mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms. High in the upper 80s. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 50 percent. Highest heat index readings around 100 in the afternoon.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy until early morning then becoming partly cloudy. Thunderstorms likely through midnight...then scattered thunderstorms after midnight. A slight chance of thunderstorms early in the morning. Low in the lower 60s. West wind 5 to 10 mph shifting to the northwest after midnight. Chance of thunderstorms 70 percent.
Wednesday
Sunny. High in the lower 80s. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear. Low around 60. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday
Sunny. High in the upper 80s. West wind 5 to 15 mph.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy. Low in the mid 60s.
Friday
Sunny. High in the mid 80s.
Friday Night
Mostly clear. Low in the lower 60s.
Saturday
Mostly sunny. High in the lower 80s.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms. Low in the mid 60s.
Sunday
Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. High in the mid 80s.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms. Low in the lower 60s.
Monday
Mostly sunny with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms. High around 80.



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515 AM CDT TUE JUL 28 2015
 
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