Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
449 AM CST Wed Jan 10 2018

Skies were cloudy across the state throughout the overnight hours with
some fog observed. Visibilities ranged from around one quarter mile in
a few locations in eastern Iowa to 3 to 5 miles in western Iowa. Winds
were out of the south at around 10 to 20 mph. Early morning
temperatures were mild in the mid to upper 30s across Iowa.

Clouds and fog will be present across much of the state today, with
rain moving into region tonight. A winter storm system will impact the
region tonight into Thursday with rain transitioning to snow from
northwest to southeast beginning late tonight into Thursday morning. A
band of moderate to possibly heavy snow is expected across portions of
west central into north central Iowa, with lighter amounts elsewhere
in the state through Thursday. Northwest winds will increase and
become strong and gusty leading to areas of blowing snow Thursday,
especially across the northwestern half of Iowa. Hazardous travel
conditions are expected for much of the day Thursday across the
northwest half of the state. Bitter cold conditions then move into the
region to end the week into early next week with wind chill values
dropping to around 20 below at times Friday into Monday.


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