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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1039 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

Anyone else feel a bit of chill in the air? If not, you will soon!
Temperatures overnight quickly came down from record and near-record
highs yesterday and settled in the 30s across the state. Unlike
previous days, temperatures had not moved much from morning lows with
northeast winds prevailing. While much of the state remains on the dry
side, a few areas in southern Iowa have already seen light rain move
in and will continue to spread northward through the day.

The main story over the next 24 to 48 hours is the big low pressure
system that will move into the region and dump a bunch of snow over
areas of northeast Nebraska, southeast South Dakota, northwest Iowa
and southern Minnesota. In total, areas there may see upwards of 12 to
18 inches of snow. With sustained winds approaching 30 mph and gusts
40 mph or more at times, a blizzard warning has been issued for
portions of the areas previously mentioned. Areas further south and
east will see a fair amount of snow and strong winds themselves, but
should avoid the heaviest amounts. Regardless, travel conditions will
be hazardous at best, if not impossible at times. Travel will also be
hazardous for areas further to the south and east, including Des
Moines as the main cold front moves through and transitions rain to
snow. No matter your plans Friday and over the weekend, please pay
attention to the forecast and take the necessary precautions to stay


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