Regional Weather Summary
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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
449 AM CST WED FEB 3 2016

LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW BAND OVER CENTRAL TO EASTERN IOWA CAUSED
VISIBILITY TO LESS THAN A HALF MILE AT TIMES FROM NEAR WATERLOO
SOUTHWEST TO THE DES MOINES AND AMES METRO AREAS EARLY THIS
MORNING. BLUSTERY NORTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
NEAR 40 MPH CONTINUES TO CAUSE SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING
SNOW OVER MUCH OF THE WESTERN TO NORTHERN IOWA...WHERE THE
HEAVIEST SNOW ACCUMULATED FROM YESTERDAYS STORM. AT 4
AM...TEMPERATURES RANGED IN THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 20S NORTHWEST TO
THE 30S IN THE SOUTHEAST.

EXPECT THE AFOREMENTIONED BAND OF SNOW TO TAPER OFF THROUGH THE
MORNING HOURS...BUT STILL PROVIDE VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS AT
TIMES PRIOR TO DIMINISHING. GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS TODAY ARE
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO CAUSE SIGNIFICANT BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW
THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS. WINDS GRADUALLY SUBSIDE THROUGH THE
AFTERNOON HOURS AND INTO TONIGHT AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE
STATE. EXPECT DRY CONDITIONS AND MODERATING TEMPERATURES THROUGH
FRIDAY WITH SNOW CHANCES RETURNING TO NORTHERN IOWA BY FRIDAY
NIGHT INTO SATURDAY. DRY CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST OVER THE
WEEKEND...THE BITTER COLD TEMPERATURES ARE ANTICIPATED TO PUNCH
INTO THE REGION EARLY NEXT WEEK.

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KLP



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