Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
410 AM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

LOW CLOUDS WERE MOVING INTO NORTHWEST IOWA WHILE THE REST OF THE
STATE SAW PASSING MID AND HIGH LEVEL CLOUDS.  AT 4 AM THE MID AND
HIGH LEVEL CLOUDS WERE MAINLY SOUTH AND EAST OF THE STATE.
TEMPERATURES WERE VERY MILD FOR LATE DECEMBER WITH 4 AM READINGS IN
THE LOWER 30S NORTHWEST AND THE MID 30S TO THE LOWER 40S OVER THE
REST OF IOWA.  A FRONTAL BOUNDARY WAS BISECTING THE STATE AND LIED
ROUGHLY FROM MASON CITY TO ATLANTIC.  NORTH OF THIS BOUNDARY WAS
WHERE THE COOLER TEMPERATURES RESIDED ALONG WITH A NORTH WIND AT 5
TO 15 MPH.  SOUTH OF THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY TEMPERATURES WERE QUITE
MILD WITH THE HELP OF A SOUTH WIND AT 15 TO 25 MPH.

A WEATHER SYSTEM WILL SHIFT ACROSS THE REGION OVER THE NEXT 36 HOURS
AND PUSH THIS FRONTAL BOUNDARY THROUGH THE UPPER MIDWEST.  THIS
WEATHER SYSTEM WILL BRING A WINTERY MIX OF PRECIPITATION THAT WILL
CHANGE OVER TO ALL SNOW TONIGHT INTO EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.
NORTHWEST IOWA WILL SEE THE MOST SNOW OUT OF THIS SYSTEM WITH UP TO
4 INCHES POSSIBLE BY SATURDAY MORNING.  THE WATERLOO AREA WILL SEE
AROUND AN INCH WITH LESS THAN AN INCH EXPECTED IN THE DES MOINES
METRO AREA.  ANOTHER WEAK WEATHER SYSTEM WILL BRING A SLIGHT CHANCE
FOR SNOW TO MUCH OF THE UPPER MIDWEST AROUND MONDAY.

COLDER AIR WILL ALSO MOVE INTO THE AREA FOR THE WEEKEND WITH HIGHS
IN THE 20S AND 30S.  THIS IS NOT THE END OF THE COLD SNAP HOWEVER.
BY TUESDAY HIGHS WILL BE IN THE SINGLE DIGITS NORTH TO THE UPPER
TEENS SOUTHEAST.  SOME MODERATION WILL BE SEEN ON NEW YEARS DAY WITH
HIGHS BACK IN THE 20S TO LOWER 30S.

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FAB



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