Regional Weather Summary
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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1034 AM CST THU FEB 26 2015

AFTER A DAY OF SNOW YESTERDAY...SKIES THIS MORNING GAVE WAY TO
AMPLE SUNSHINE ACROSS THE STATE. THE GREATEST SNOWFALL TOTALS
WERE GENERALLY IN THE 4 TO 7 INCH RANGE AND RESIDED NORTH AND EAST
OF THE DES MOINES METRO. WATERLOO...MASON CITY...FORT DODGE...AND
AREAS SOUTHEAST OF THOSE LOCATIONS WERE WHERE MOST OF THE GREATEST
TOTALS FELL. WITH THE SNOWS GONE...A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL
DOMINATE THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS...CAUSING TEMPERATURES TO PLUNGE.
MORNING LOWS TODAY WERE IN THE NEGATIVES FOR A LARGE PORTION OF
THE STATE...NAMELY THE NORTHWEST TWO THIRDS. HIGHS TODAY WILL
RANGE FROM THE SINGLE DIGITS TO LOW TEENS AND LOWS TOMORROW WILL
BRING ABOUT SOME OF THE COLDEST AIR OF THE SEASON...WITH
TEMPERATURES EXPECTED TO BE WELL INTO THE NEGATIVE TEENS FOR MUCH
OF THE STATE AND SINGLE DIGIT NEGATIVES FOR THE REMAINDER.

WHILE TODAY AND TOMORROW WILL BE DRY...THE WEEKEND BRINGS WITH IT
ANOTHER SHOT OF SNOW...ESPECIALLY FOR THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE
STATE AS ANOTHER SYSTEM MOVES THROUGH. TOTALS WILL BE GREATEST
ACROSS THE SOUTH AND APPEAR TO BE IN THE 3 TO 5 INCH RANGE
CURRENTLY. AFTER THAT SHOT OF SNOW AND COLD...TEMPERATURES WILL
RISE INTO THE 20S AND LOW 30S FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY...JUST IN
TIME FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF PRECIPITATION MONDAY AFTERNOON AND
THROUGH TUESDAY. PRECIPITATION TYPE...POSSIBLY INCLUDING
RAIN...FREEZING RAIN...SLEET...AND SNOW...WILL BE THE MAIN ISSUE
WITH THE EARLY WEEK PRECIPITATION AS TEMPERATURES WILL BE NEAR
FREEZING FOR SOME AREAS...ESPECIALLY IN THE SOUTH.

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