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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1054 AM CST Tue Dec 5 2017

A cold front delivered winter to Iowa yesterday afternoon. After daily
record warm temperatures were recorded in the afternoon, temperatures
rapidly dropped as 45 mile per hour northwest winds continued to dump
cold air into the area. A few stations reported peak wind gusts over
60 miles per hour. Overnight lows dropped into the 20s. Northern Iowa
saw accumulating snow showers. Coupled with the gusty winds,
visibilities were greatly reduced. This morning, isolated snow
flurries were present across central Iowa. Around 9 AM, the west-
northwest winds increased to 35 miles per hour. Several counties in
Iowa are under a wind advisory. In central Iowa, cloud cover has
prevented temperatures from increasing this morning into the
afternoon, remaining in upper 20s to lower 30s. In northern Iowa where
snow occurred, temperatures were in the lower 20s by late morning.

Throughout the rest of the region, the cold front brought rain showers
and isolated thunderstorms to our south, followed by winter like
temperatures. To the west and north, substantial snow fall occurred
in South Dakota.

For today, the wind gusts and wind chill temperatures will be the main
story. Temperatures will remain in the mid 30s for most of Iowa. With
35 to 45 mile per hour wind gusts, wind chills will be in the teens.
Cloud cover will be off an on for most of Iowa. Low temperatures
tonight will be in the mid 20s.

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