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AWUS83 KDMX 161059

459 AM CST Mon Jan 16 2017

Widespread freezing rain lifted north through Iowa overnight with ice
accumulations of one tenth to one quarter inch common south of Highway
20. The freezing rain caused roadways and walkways to become
extremely hazardous with very icy conditions developing. Temperatures
at 4 am this morning ranged from the upper 20s north to the lower 30s
south. The wind was from the east at 5 to 10 mph.

The primary storm system is still well to the south over Oklahoma
early this morning and will lift northeast throughout the day. Another
large swath of precipitation will continue to lift north ahead of the
system through Kansas and Missouri and into Iowa today. This will
bring another round over moderate freezing rain to the area and will
keep travel conditions extremely hazardous. For this reason, Ice Storm
warnings exist through much of central Iowa and through eastern
Nebraska and western Kansas. Warmer temperatures will arrive today
over southeast Iowa and northern Illinois and will end the icing
threat. The system will move rapidly east this evening and will bring
and end to the precipitation from west to east. Much warmer conditions
are in the forecast for mid to late week with high temperatures into
the 40s and even a few 50s forecast.

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