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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1033 AM CST WED FEB 25 2015

SNOWFALL BEGAN TO MOVE INTO THE STATE EARLY THIS MORNING...WITH
MANY AREAS ACROSS NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL IOWA HAVING SEEN
SNOW FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS ALREADY. LOW TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE
STATE WERE RELATIVELY MILD IN THE TEENS TO MID 20S...WHICH WERE
AIDED BY SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS OVERNIGHT AND THIS MORNING.
TEMPERATURES WHERE SNOW HAS BEEN FALLING OR IS SOON TO FALL WILL
STRUGGLE MIGHTILY TO RISE FOR THE REST OF THE DAY. AREAS IN
SOUTHERN AND SOUTHWESTERN IOWA WILL SEE A RISE OF A FEW DEGREES
INTO THE MID TO UPPER 30S AND EVEN SOME LOW 40S AHEAD OF THE SNOW
AND IMPENDING COLD FRONT.

FOR THE REST OF TODAY...SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE ITS WAY ACROSS
THE STATE WITH PERIODS OF MODERATE AND HEAVY SNOWFALL. IN
ALL...AREAS ACROSS CENTRAL IOWA MAY SEE AMOUNTS AS HIGH AS 8
INCHES OR MORE. THE GREATEST AMOUNTS ARE CURRENTLY EXPECTED IN AN
AREA BETWEEN DES MOINES AND WATERLOO. THE DES MOINES METRO CAN
EXPECT ANYWHERE FROM 3 TO 6 INCHES THIS AFTERNOON AND
EVENING...WHILE SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEASTERN IOWA MAY SEE 3 TO 5
INCHES OF SNOW OR MORE IN SELECT LOCATIONS.

AFTER THE SNOW PUSHES THROUGH THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT...ANOTHER
PUSH OF ARCTIC AIR WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION. AS A
RESULT...HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE SINGLE DIGITS NEARLY
STATE WIDE THURSDAY. LOWS FRIDAY MORNING WILL BE WELL INTO THE
NEGATIVES...AND AS LOW AS NEGATIVE 15 TO 20 ACROSS NORTHERN AND
CENTRAL IOWA. HIGHS FRIDAY WILL REMAIN BITTER...WITH SINGLE DIGITS
TO LOW TEENS EXPECTED. ANOTHER GOOD CHANCE FOR SNOWFALL WILL PUSH
THROUGH LATE SATURDAY AND INTO SUNDAY...WITH THE PRIMARY AREAS
AFFECTED LOOKING TO BE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL IOWA. THERE WILL BE
POTENTIAL FOR MODERATE SNOWFALL WITH THAT SYSTEM...THOUGH
CONFIDENCE IN AMOUNTS ARE LOW AT THIS TIME.

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CURTIS



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