Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
950 AM CST THU FEB 11 2016

CLOUD COVER WAS ON THE INCREASE ACROSS WESTERN IOWA IN FRONT OF
LIGHT SNOW MOVING INTO THE NORTHWEST COUNTIES. OTHERWISE...SKIES
WERE SUNNY. IT WAS A COLD MORNING ACROSS THE STATE WITH LOWS IN
THE SINGLE DIGITS...BELOW ZERO NORTH TO THE LOWER TEENS SOUTH. BY
LATE MORNING...READINGS HAD RISEN ABOVE ZERO NORTH TO THE LOWER
20S SOUTHWEST. MORNING WINDS WERE LIGHT AND VARIABLE.

ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE WAS IN PLACE ACROSS THE UPPER MIDWEST THIS
MORNING AND WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD SOUTH. ANOTHER WEAK CLIPPER
SYSTEM WILL DROP QUICKLY SOUTHEAST THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
THIS WILL SPREAD A BAND OF LIGHT SNOW FROM WEST CENTRAL IOWA
ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST IOWA BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT WITH UP TO 1
TO 2 INCHES OF ACCUMULATION EXPECTED. WINDS TODAY WILL BE LIGHT
SO BLOWING SNOW WILL NOT BE A PROBLEM WITH THIS WEAK STORM. HIGHS
TODAY WILL RECOVER INTO THE MID TEENS NORTHEAST TO THE MID TO
UPPER 20S OVER THE SOUTH.

ANOTHER AREA OF ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL DROP SOUTH INTO THE
REGION FRIDAY BRINGING COLDER AIR AND WINDY CONDITIONS TO THE
STATE. HIGHS FRIDAY WILL BE IN THE TEENS NORTH TO THE MID 20S OVER
THE SOUTH. BITTER COLD LOWS FRIDAY NIGHT...WELL BELOW ZERO OVER
CENTRAL AND NORTHERN IOWA CAN BE EXPECTED. YET ANOTHER STORM
APPROACHES THE REGION SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUES INTO
SUNDAY. THIS WILL BRING ANOTHER ROUND OF LIGHT SNOW TO THE AREA
WITH SEVERAL INCHES OF ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
TRAVEL LATE SATURDAY TO SUNDAY WILL BE IMPACTED BY THE
SNOW...ESPECIALLY ACROSS NORTHERN IOWA. HIGHS SUNDAY WILL WARM
INTO THE 20S AND BY MONDAY HIGHS WILL WARM INTO THE 30S.
TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO WARM INTO MIDWEEK NEXT WEEK WITH HIGHS
EXPECTED IN THE 40S.

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