Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
511 PM CST MON DEC 15 2014

SCATTERED LIGHT RAIN OR DRIZZLE WAS SPREAD ACROSS THE STATE THIS
AFTERNOON WITH PATCHY SLEET OR FLURRIES OVER THE FAR NORTHWEST
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. OTHERWISE...SKIES WERE CLOUDY STATEWIDE. BY
LATE AFTERNOON...TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM THE LOWER 30S NORTHWEST
TO THE MIDDLE 40S TO NEAR 50 SOUTHEAST. LOW PRESSURE WAS CENTERED
OVER SOUTHERN IOWA...CAUSING WINDS TO BLOW COUNTERCLOCKWISE AROUND
THE LOW FROM 10 TO 20 MPH.

A WEATHER SYSTEM WITH AN ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT CENTERED OVER
SOUTHERN IOWA LATE THIS AFTERNOON WAS PRODUCING WIDESPREAD AREAS
OF LIGHT RAIN OR DRIZZLE OVER MUCH OF IOWA AND AREAS EAST AND
SOUTH. WHILE THE RAIN HAD SWITCHED TO LIGHT SNOW OR SLEET
NORTHWEST OF IOWA. THE COLD FRONT WILL CROSS IOWA
TONIGHT...DROPPING TEMPERATURES INTO THE 20S AND 30S. THIS COOLER
AIR WILL TRANSITION ANY PRECIPITATION FROM RAIN TO SNOW.
WINDS WILL BECOME VERY STRONG...BLOWING FROM THE NORTHWEST AT 20
TO 30 MPH...WITH GUSTS APPROACHING 40 MPH AT TIMES.

HIGHS FOR TUESDAY AND INTO THE REST OF THE WEEK WILL BE DROP INTO
THE MID 20S TO MID 30S ACROSS THE REGION. LOW TEMPERATURES SHOULD
BE IN THE TEENS TO MID 20S. THE REST OF THIS WEEK LOOKS FAIRLY DRY
AS WELL...MEANING TONIGHT IS THE BEST CHANCE FOR PRECIPITATION IN
THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS.

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