Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
616 PM CST TUE FEB 2 2016

SNOW TAPERED OFF ACROSS MUCH OF THE STATE THIS AFTERNOON AFTER THE
INITIAL WAVE THIS MORNING. IN THE WAKE OF THAT PUSH...SNOWFALL
AMOUNTS RANGED FROM ZERO IN SOUTHEAST IOWA TO 2 TO 3 INCHES IN THE
DES MOINES METRO TO 6 PLUS INCHES FOR LARGE PORTIONS OF NORTHERN
AND NORTHWEST IOWA. TEMPERATURES IN CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN IOWA
WORKED AGAINST ACCUMULATING AND FLUFFY SNOW...RESULTING IN THE
SMALL TO NIL SNOWFALL AMOUNTS. THROUGH NORTHWEST AND NORTHERN
IOWA...THOUGH...FLUFFIER SNOW FELL ALONG WITH STRONG
WINDS...YIELDING BLIZZARD LIKE CONDITIONS FOR MUCH OF THE DAY.

THIS EVENING AS THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM PUSHES INTO AND THROUGH
THE STATE...ANOTHER ROUND OF LIGHTER SNOWFALL WILL BE SEEN BY MANY
ON THE BACKSIDE OF THE SYSTEM AS IT MOVES THROUGH. ANOTHER INCH OR
TWO WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE NORTH...TAPERING OFF TO AROUND A
HALF INCH OR LESS IN CENTRAL IOWA. AS THIS OCCURS...WINDS WILL
ALSO PICK UP ONCE AGAIN...RAISING CONCERNS FOR BLOWING SNOW ACROSS
NORTHERN IOWA.

FORTUNATELY...THOUGH...ONCE THIS SYSTEM EXITS THE STATE OVERNIGHT
AND EARLY TOMORROW...THE WEATHER WILL BE ON THE QUIET SIDE FOR THE
NEXT FEW DAYS. TEMPERATURES WILL BEGIN A SLOWLY NORTHWARD
MARCH...EVENTUALLY REACHING ABOVE FREEZING STATE WIDE BY SUNDAY
WHERE NORTHERN IOWA WILL BE IN THE LOW TO MID 30S...CENTRAL IOWA
INTO THE UPPER 30S AND LOW 40S AND SOUTHERN IOWA INTO THE LOW TO
MID 40S.

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