Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
502 AM CST THU DEC 18 2014

SKY CONDITIONS BECAME MOSTLY CLOUDY OVERNIGHT ACROSS IOWA. LIGHT
SNOW BEGAN TO LIFT NORTH INTO SOUTHERN IOWA EARLY THIS MORNING
HOWEVER NO ACCUMULATIONS WERE REPORTED AS OF 5 AM. TEMPERATURES
OVERNIGHT GENERALLY RANGED FROM THE MID TEENS NORTHEAST TO THE MID
20S SOUTHWEST. THE COLDEST LOCATION WAS ESTHERVILLE AT 9 DEGREES
WHILE SHENANDOAH AND CLARINDA WERE 28. THE WIND WAS LIGHT OUT OF
THE NORTHEAST.

THE AREA OF SNOW WILL IMPACT SOUTHERN IOWA AND INTO NORTHERN
MISSOURI AND ILLINOIS THIS MORNING. ACCUMULATIONS OF ONE TO THREE
INCHES ARE POSSIBLE INTO FAR SOUTHERN IOWA AND SOUTH INTO
MISSOURI. THE SYSTEM WILL DEPART THIS AFTERNOON AND THE SNOW WILL
DIMINISH. FARTHER NORTH...HIGH PRESSURE ACROSS MINNESOTA AND
NORTHEAST IOWA WILL HELP KEEP THE AREA DRY THOUGH MOSTLY CLOUDY
CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST. TEMPERATURES THIS WEEK WILL SLOWLY RISE
FROM THE 20S TO LOW 30S TODAY TO THE MID TO UPPER 30S BY FRIDAY.
EVEN WARMER READINGS ARE FORECAST BY SUNDAY WITH HIGHS IN THE
LOWER TO MID 40S REACHING SOUTHERN IOWA AND ADJACENT AREAS TO THE
WEST AND SOUTH. AREAS OF DRIZZLE OR FREEZING DRIZZLE ARE POSSIBLE
SATURDAY NIGHT FOLLOWED BY CHANCES FOR RAIN OR SNOW LATE MONDAY
BEFORE CHANGING TO ALL SNOW BY TUESDAY.

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