Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
502 AM CDT SAT AUG 23 2014

THUNDERSTORMS MOVED ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST HALF OF IOWA OVERNIGHT
AND CONTINUED TO LIFT NORTH INTO CENTRAL IOWA. THESE STORMS
PRODUCED INTENSE RAINFALL RATES ACROSS MILLS...MONTGOMERY AND
ADAMS COUNTIES. RAINFALL AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF 2 INCHES LIKELY
OCCURRED THROUGH THAT AREA. OTHERWISE WEATHER CONDITIONS REMAINED
WARM AND HUMID WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE 70S AT MOST LOCATIONS
EXCEPT THE FAR NORTH. THE HUMID CONDITIONS WERE ALSO RESPONSIBLE
FOR LOCALLY DENSE FOG OVERNIGHT. THE WIND WAS OUT OF THE EAST AT 5
TO 10 MPH EXCEPT FOR HIGHER GUSTS NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

A WARM FRONT WILL LIFT BACK NORTH THROUGH IOWA AND INTO MINNESOTA
TODAY. THUNDERSTORMS WILL END AS THIS OCCURS. CONDITIONS THE
REMAINDER OF THE DAY AND INTO MONDAY WILL BE SULTRY WITH HIGHS IN
THE UPPER 80S TO MID 90S COMMON ALONG WITH DEWPOINTS IN THE 70S.
THIS COMBINATION WILL RESULT IN HEAT INDEX VALUES NEAR 100 DEGREES
DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS. THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL SAG BACK INTO
IOWA BY TUESDAY THEN MOVE VERY SLOWLY SOUTH INTO WEDNESDAY. THE
BOUNDARY WILL BE THE FOCUS OF SEVERAL ROUNDS OF THUNDERSTORMS
BEFORE IT FINALLY SHIFTS EAST OF THE REGION BY THE END OF THE
WEEK...BRINGING A RETURN TO COOLER AND DRYER CONDITIONS.

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