Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1020 AM CDT WED JUL 23 2014

MUCH COOLER WEATHER WAS PRESENT ACROSS THE REGION TO START TODAY
OFF. TODAY BEGAN WITH A SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE AREA COMING OFF THE
ROCKIES INTO NORTHERN NORTHERN NORTH DAKOTA. SINCE AIR ASSOCIATED
WITH HIGH PRESSURE FLOWS CLOCKWISE...LOCATIONS IN THE REGION EAST
OF THE DAKOTAS HAVE BEEN IN NORTHERLY TO NORTHWESTERLY FLOW. THIS
HELPED IN DROPPING THIS MORNING/S TEMPERATURES A SOLID 10 TO 15
DEGREES VERSUS YESTERDAY MORNING/S TEMPERATURES. THE NORMAL LOW
TEMPERATURE FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR IS GENERALLY IN THE UPPER 50S TO
MID 60S ACROSS THE REGION. LOWS TODAY WERE PRETTY CLOSE TO THAT
RANGE...BOTTOMING OUT AT 67 IN DES MOINES...61 IN AMES...AND 56 IN
MASON CITY. WINDS THIS MORNING WERE FROM THE NORTH AT AROUND 5
MPH.

WE WILL BE EMBARKING ON SOME ROLLER COASTER TEMPERATURES THE NEXT
FEW DAYS ACROSS THE REGION. UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF THE
AFOREMENTIONED HIGH PRESSURE...HIGHS TODAY AND TOMORROW WILL BE
IN THE MID 70S TO LOW 80S ACROSS THE REGION. SKIES SHOULD BE
PARTLY CLOUDY TO MOSTLY CLEAR...AND WINDS SHOULD BE IN THE 5 TO 10
MPH RANGE. FOR FRIDAY...THE HIGH PRESSURE MOVES EAST OF THE
REGION. THIS WILL BRING BACK SOUTHERLY FLOW...AND ALONG WITH THE
SOUTHERLY FLOW WILL COME MUCH WARMER TEMPERATURES WEST OF
INTERSTATE 35. HIGHS FROM EASTERN IOWA INTO WISCONSIN WILL REMAIN
IN THE UPPER 70S TO LOW 80S...BUT WEST OF INTERSTATE 35...UPPER
80S TO MID 90S ARE LIKELY. SATURDAY WILL BRING THE REGION BACK
DOWN INTO THE 80S. FOR SUNDAY INTO NEXT WEEK...THE REGION WILL
FALL BACK TO THE 70S AND 80S. THE NEXT 7 DAYS WILL LIKELY BE VERY
DRY ACROSS THE REGION. FRIDAY APPEARS TO BE THE BEST CHANCE FOR
WIDESPREAD RAINFALL.

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