Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1050 AM CDT SAT SEP 27 2014

THUNDERSTORMS OF A VERY HIT OR MISS VARIETY ROLLED THROUGH PARTS
OF THE STATE...LEAVING SOME PEOPLE SOAKED TO START THE DAY OFF
WITH...WHILE OTHERS FAIRLY DRY. THE LAMONI ASOS ENDED UP MEASURING
2.11 INCHES OF RAIN OVERNIGHT...A WEATHER OBSERVER IN ALLERTON
MEASURED 3.23 INCHES OF RAIN...AND A WEATHER OBSERVER IN
BEACONSFIELD MEASURED 1.62 INCHES OF RAINFALL. THE DES MOINES
AIRPORT PICKED UP 0.28 INCHES...AND THE WEATHER OFFICE IN JOHNSTON
MEASURED 0.01 INCHES OF RAIN. WATERLOO MEASURED NO RAIN.
TEMPERATURES THIS MORNING STARTED OFF ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE FIFTH
CONSECUTIVE DAY. NORMAL LOWS FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE GENERALLY
IN THE MID 40S TO LOW 50S. AT 7 AM...DES MOINES HAD A LOW OF
64...WATERLOO HAD A LOW OF 56...AND SIOUX FALLS...SOUTH
DAKOTA...HAD A LOW OF 62 DEGREES. WINDS WERE ON THE LIGHT
SIDE...BLOWING FROM THE SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST AT AROUND 5 MPH OR
LESS.

FOR THE REST OF TODAY...EXPECT SCATTERED CLOUDS. A STRAY SHOWER OR
TWO MAY BE POSSIBLE IN NORTH CENTRAL IOWA...BUT ANY RAINFALL
SHOULD BE ON THE LIGHTER SIDE. TEMPERATURES TODAY WILL BE A FEW
DEGREES HIGHER THAN WHAT THEY WERE FOR YESTERDAY. HIGHS SHOULD BE
IN THE UPPER 70S TO LOW 80S FOR MOST OF THE REGION...WITH MID 80S
POSSIBLE INTO CENTRAL NEBRASKA AND THE DAKOTAS. WINDS TODAY WILL
BE FROM THE SOUTHEAST AT AROUND 10 TO 15 MPH FOR MOST OF THE
REGION.

THIS RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL STAY IN PLACE FOR THE NEXT
SEVERAL DAYS. TODAY INTO MONDAY APPEAR TO BE VERY
PERSISTENT...MEANING THE WEATHER FOR EACH OF THESE DAYS WILL BE
VIRTUAL CARBON COPIES OF EACH OTHER. THIS RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE
LOOKS TO EVENTUALLY BREAK DOWN AND MOVE AWAY HEADING INTO THE
MIDDLE TO END OF NEXT WEEK...MEANING THERE COULD BE A WET START TO
THE MONTH OF OCTOBER FOR MUCH OF THE UPPER MIDWEST.

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