Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1046 AM CST FRI FEB 12 2016

WHILE THIS MORNING WAS NOT QUITE AS COLD AS YESTERDAY
MORNING...IT WAS STILL PRETTY CHILLY...DOWN INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS
AND TEENS ACROSS THE STATE. NORTHWEST WINDS THIS ALSO CONTINUE TO
USHER OUT CLOUD COVER...LEAVING IN ITS WAKE CRYSTAL CLEAR SKIES.
AS OF LATE THIS MORNING TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM NEAR 10 IN THE
NORTH TO TEENS IN CENTRAL IOWA TO LOW 20S IN THE SOUTH.

TEMPERATURES TODAY WILL NOT RISE...AND IN FACT WILL FALL
THROUGHOUT THE DAY...WITH BRISK NORTHWEST WINDS USHERING IN COLD
AIR. BY LATE AFTERNOON TO EARLY EVENING...TEMPERATURES WILL BE
BELOW 20 STATE WIDE WITH NORTHERN IOWA APPROACHING ZERO. AS ONE
MIGHT IMAGINE...SATURDAY MORNING WILL START OFF BITTER COLD WITH
TEMPERATURES AS LOW AS NEGATIVE 15 OR LESS ACROSS NORTHERN IOWA
AND NEAR 0 ALL THE WAY TO THE MISSOURI BORDER. THANKFULLY THE COLD
WILL BE SHORT LIVED AS HIGHS BACK INTO THE 20S AND 30S WILL RETURN
SUNDAY AND THROUGH THE NEW WEEK...WITH THE OPPORTUNITY FOR 40S AND
50S BY FRIDAY.

BEFORE THE WARMTH...ANOTHER ROUND OF SNOW WILL MOVE THROUGH THE
STATE SATURDAY NIGHT AND INTO SUNDAY...PRIMARILY AFFECTING THE
NORTHEAST HALF TO TWO THIRDS. GREATEST SNOWFALL AMOUNTS ARE
FORECAST OVER NORTHWEST IOWA...WHERE AS MUCH AS 5+ INCHES ARE
POSSIBLE. AMOUNTS DECREASE AS YOU GET INTO CENTRAL IOWA WHERE AMES
MAY SEE 3+ INCHES AND DES MOINES 1 TO 3 INCHES.

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CURTIS


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