Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
535 PM CST MON DEC 22 2014

SKIES CONTINUED THEIR DAYS LONG TREND OF BEING CLOUDY...THOUGH
TODAY THEY ALSO BROUGHT ABOUT LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS TO A GOOD PORTION
OF THE STATE. TEMPERATURE WISE...HIGHS WERE IN THE LOW 40S FOR ALL
BUT THE NORTHEASTERN THIRD OF THE STATE...WHERE TEMPERATURES WERE
IN THE MID TO UPPER 30S. WINDS OUT OF THE SOUTH HELPED KEEP
TEMPERATURES RELATIVELY WARM...BUT A COUNTER CLOCKWISE SHIFT
TO NORTHERLY AND NORTHWEST WINDS HAS BEGUN...WITH WINDS CURRENTLY
OUT OF THE EAST SOUTHEAST AND EAST ACROSS THE STATE. TEMPERATURES
AS OF EARLY THIS EVENING HAD ALSO FALLEN OFF A BIT FROM THE
DAYTIME HIGHS...DOWN INTO MID TO UPPER 30S FOR MUCH OF THE STATE.

FOR THE REST OF TONIGHT AND INTO TOMORROW...A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM
WILL TRACK INTO SOUTHWEST IOWA AND MOVE NORTHEAST ACROSS THE
STATE. BY EARLY AFTERNOON TOMORROW WINDS FOR THE WESTERN HALF OF
THE STATE WILL BE OUT OF THE NORTH AND PICKING UP INTO THE 10 TO
15 MPH RANGE. AS A RESULT...TEMPERATURES WILL FALL THROUGHOUT THE
DAY AND THE REMAINING AREAS OF RAIN WILL TRANSITION TO SNOW.
SNOWFALL TOTALS BY WEDNESDAY MORNING WILL BE PRIMARILY IN THE
NORTHWESTERN THIRD OF THE STATE WHERE AS MUCH AS 4 INCHES MAY FALL
NEAR THE MINNESOTA BORDER. TOTALS WILL TRAIL OFF AS YOU HEAD EAST
AND SOUTHEAST...WITH 1 INCH OR LESS IN THE DES MOINES METRO AND
THEN TRACE OR NO ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL FOR THE SOUTHEAST HALF OF
THE STATE. TRAVEL AS A RESULT OF THE SNOW AND WINDS MAY BE
HAZARDOUS ACROSS THE NORTHWEST HALF OF IOWA...CAUTION IS ADVISED
AND PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO FORECASTS AS DETAILS MAY CHANGE.

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