Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
504 PM CST SUN NOV 23 2014

LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN FELL ACROSS IOWA THIS AFTERNOON...WITH
LOCATIONS IN THE EAST CENTRAL AND SOUTHEASTERN PARTS OF THE STATE
PICKING UP ANYWHERE BETWEEN THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH TO JUST OVER
AN INCH OF PRECIPITATION. AREAS FURTHER WEST SAW SUBSTANTIALLY
LESS RAINFALL...WITH LOCATIONS WEST OF A DES MOINES TO WATERLOO
LINE ONLY PICKING UP LESS THAN A TENTH OF AN INCH OF RAIN. SKIES
REMAINED CLOUDY ALL DAY THROUGHOUT THE REGION. TEMPERATURES
STARTED OUT MILD THIS MORNING WITH READINGS IN THE 50S STATEWIDE.
HOWEVER...A SHARP COLD FRONT WAS SWEEPING THROUGH IOWA THIS
AFTERNOON...DROPPING TEMPERATURES BEHIND IT INTO THE UPPER 30S TO
MID 40S. WINDS WERE LIGHT AND FROM THE SOUTH OUT AHEAD OF THE
FRONT AND FROM THE NORTHWEST AT 15 TO 20 MPH BEHIND IT.

THE AFOREMENTIONED COLD FRONT WILL CONTINUE ON ITS MARCH ACROSS
IOWA THIS EVENING AND EXIT THE STATE TONIGHT. COLDER AIR WILL POUR
IN ON STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS...CHANGING PRECIPITATION OVER TO SNOW
FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST THIS EVENING. A QUICK INCH OR MORE OF
SNOW IS POSSIBLE ACROSS IOWA TONIGHT. THE SNOW WILL LINGER OVER
EASTERN IOWA...SOUTHERN WISCONSIN...AND ILLINOIS INTO MONDAY AND
TOTAL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 3 INCHES ARE EXPECTED. STRONG WINDS
WILL REMAIN THROUGHOUT THE DAY ON MONDAY...WITH THE STRONGEST
WINDS FORECAST FOR THE SIOUXLAND REGION WHERE A WIND ADVISORY HAS
BEEN ISSUED. COLD AIR WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE MIDWEST FOR THE REST
OF THE WORK WEEK. HIGHS WILL REMAIN IN THE 20S AND 30S AND LOWS
FALL IN THE TEENS AND 20S. THE NEXT SHOT OF SNOW WILL COME LATE
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY AS A CLIPPER SYSTEM SKIRTS OVER THE AREA.
THANKSGIVING LOOKS TO BE COOL AND DRY.

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KS


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