Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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AWUS83 KDMX 151112

512 AM CST Sun Jan 15 2017

High pressure was centered over eastern Iowa and into Wisconsin and
northern Illinois early this morning. Despite having the high pressure
system in the vicinity, clouds increased across the state. Localized
fog did develop over the far north including around Spencer where
visibilities dropped to one quarter mile at times. Temperatures at 5
am ranged from the single digits north to the upper 20s far south. The
wind was light and variable.

A winter storm is still on track to impact a large portion of the
Midwest today into Monday. Areas of freezing rain across Kansas and
Missouri this morning will lift north through the day and will arrive
over southern Iowa by this afternoon and across the remainder of the
region tonight. Widespread ice accumulations of one quarter inch are
possible before the event ends. Travel conditions will become
extremely dangerous especially on untreated surfaces including
walkways and roads. For this reason Ice Storm Warnings and Winter
Weather Advisories are in effect for a large portion of the nations
mid section. The precipitation will gradually end from northwest to
southeast late Monday. This system will be followed by much warmer
weather with highs well into the 40s and maybe 50s by late in the

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