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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
632 PM CST FRI JAN 29 2016

TODAY WAS A VERY COMFORTABLE DAY BY LATE JANUARY STANDARDS. CLEAR
SKIES DOMINATED ALONG WITH TEMPERATURES REACHING THE 40S AND EVEN
LOW 50S ACROSS THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE STATE AND INTO THE 30S
ELSEWHERE. THE ONLY DRAWBACK TO THE DAY WERE THE GUSTY SOUTHERLY
WINDS...THAT REACHED AROUND 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH. FOR THE
REMAINDER OF TONIGHT...WINDS HAVE ALREADY CALMED QUITE A BIT OVER
THIS AFTERNOON AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO AND SHIFT OUT OF THE
WEST. OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL REMAIN RELATIVELY COMFORTABLE RANGING
FROM THE MID TO UPPER 20S IN THE NORTH TO THE LOW 30S IN THE
SOUTH AND INCREASING CLOUD COVER.

SATURDAY WILL ONCE AGAIN BE ON THE NICE SIDE FOR LATE JANUARY WITH
HIGHS INTO THE UPPER 30S AND 40S AND WINDS A BIT LIGHTER THAN WHAT
WAS SEEN TODAY. A QUICK SHOT OF ENERGY WILL MOVE THROUGH THE STATE
LATE SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY WHICH WILL BRING WITH IT THE
POTENTIAL FOR A WINTRY MIX OF PRECIPITATION. TOTAL PRECIPITATION
WILL BE AROUND A TENTH OF AN INCH AND SNOWFALL WILL BE
LIGHT...RANGING FROM TRACE AMOUNTS AROUND INTERSTATE 80 TO AROUND
AN INCH ACROSS THE FAR NORTH.

THE BIGGER STORY REMAINS THE INCREASING LIKELIHOOD OF A WINTER
STORM TRAVERSING THE REGION MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL ALONG WITH STRONG WINDS WILL MORE THAN
LIKELY AFFECT LARGE PORTIONS OF THE STATE...THOUGH THE EXACT TRACK
OF THE SYSTEM REMAINS A WORK IN PROGRESS. AS ALWAYS...STAY TUNED
TO THE FORECAST AND THINK ABOUT ANY PRECAUTIONS THAT MAY NEED TO
BE TAKEN IN PREPARATION FOR EARLY NEXT WEEK.

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CURTIS


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