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 Tue Jan 10 2017
Tuesday afternoon brought a wintry mix of precipitation to the region.
Freezing rain, sleet and snow fell from an area spanning Minnesota
into central Iowa, primarily north of the Des Moines metro. Primarily
rain fell in the Des Moines metro and locations to the south. Later
in the afternoon, all precipitation switched to snow and light
ice/sleet as cold and windy air blasted into Iowa from the northwest.
At around 3 pm, Mason City reported a wind gust of 50 mph.
Across central Iowa, temperatures fell from the mid 40s at 10 am, to
the upper 20s by 1 pm as this cold air came in. High temperatures for
the day generally occurred in the morning hours, with central to
southern Iowa in the 40s, and northern Iowa being stuck in the mid 20s
northwest to the low 30s northeast.
Winter will become further entrenched across the region to end
the work week with more chances for light snow across the northern
plains into northern Iowa Wednesday into Thursday. Overnight lows are
expected to drop into the teens below zero north to single digits
above zero south by early Friday morning. Wind chill values on Friday
morning may approach the minus 20 to minus 30 degree range across
There is another chance for a wintry mix of precipitation next Monday
into Tuesday as temperatures will likely be in the 30s across Iowa.