Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
451 PM CST MON MAR 2 2015

CLOUDY SKIES COVERED IOWA AND MUCH OF THE UPPER MIDWEST THIS
AFTERNOON. TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM 41 DEGREES AT KEOKUK TO 21
DEGREES AT MASON CITY. SOUTHERLY WINDS AVERAGED 10 TO 20 MPH.

A WINTRY MIX OF PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO IMPACT THE STATE LATE THIS
EVENING AS A STORM SYSTEM MOVES INTO THE REGION. THE WINTRY MIX IS
FORECAST TO BEGIN ACROSS SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL IOWA THIS EVENING
BEFORE TURNING OVER TO LIGHT FREEZING RAIN OR DRIZZLE OVERNIGHT.
THE FREEZING PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO CHANGE TO RAIN FROM
SOUTH TO NORTH LATE TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING. LIGHT
ACCUMULATIONS OF ICE ARE POSSIBLE.  LIGHT SNOW IS EXPECTED OVER
NORTHERN IOWA LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUING INTO TUESDAY. THE
TUESDAY MORNING COMMUTE MAY BE COMPLICATED BY WET OR ICY
CONDITIONS.

THE PRECIPITATION WILL END BY TUESDAY EVENING...HOWEVER...GUSTY
NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE. SIGNIFICANT BLOWING SNOW IS LIKELY
THROUGH SOUTH DAKOTA AND MINNESOTA AND FOR THIS REASON...BLIZZARD
WATCHES AND WARNINGS HAVE BEEN POSTED OVER THOSE AREAS. WEDNESDAY
AND THURSDAY WILL BE DRY AND COLD FOLLOWED BY WARMER AND MORE
SEASONAL TEMPERATURES FOR FRIDAY AND INTO NEXT WEEKEND.


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