Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
AWUS83 KDMX 141733
Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1132 AM CST Tue Feb 14 2017
During the morning skies became cloudy over the southern half of
Iowa, while the north enjoyed abundant sunshine. Late morning
temperatures ranged from the mid 30s to lower 40s across the state.
Winds were generally out of the west and northwest at around 15 to
20 miles an hour. Temperatures at 1000 am covering a broader area
that included the surrounding regions of the neighboring states were
in the 30s.
A northwest flow will be in place aloft into Wednesday allowing for
slightly cooler conditions. However, a westerly to southwesterly
flow will kick in to end the week, as a large upper level ridge
pattern builds into the central United States. This will send
temperatures soaring to well above average for this time of year.
Near record highs will be possible Friday and again into Sunday and
Monday as the upper level ridge pattern remains in place through
early next week. Dry conditions are expected for all of this week
into the weekend.