Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1054 AM CDT SAT AUG 23 2014

STORMS SLAMMED MUCH OF STATE OF IOWA OVERNIGHT...BRINGING HEAVY
RAINS AND FLASH FLOODING TO A FEW LOCATIONS. MASON CITY REPORTED
WATER UP TO THE ROOF OF CARS...SUBMERGING THEM...ALONG HIGHWAYS 65
AND 122...AS 2.75 INCHES OF RAIN WAS REPORTED TO HAVE FALLEN OVER
AN 85 MINUTE TIME PERIOD. MOST OF THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL REPORTS
CAME FROM SOUTHERN TO SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA. 4.38 INCHES OF RAIN WAS
REPORTED SW OF ALBIA...3.75 INCHES OF RAIN WAS REPORTED IN WARREN
COUNTY...AND THE AWOS IN OSCEOLA REPORTED 3.49 INCHES OF RAINFALL.
ELSEWHERE...THERE WERE SEVERAL REPORTS IN THE ONE TO TWO INCH
RANGE. 1.31 INCHES OF RAIN WAS MEASURED AFTER 7 AM AT THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN JOHNSTON. WITH CLOUDS AND HIGH
DEWPOINT VALUES REMAINING IN PLACE OVERNIGHT...LOW TEMPERATURES
BOTTOMED OUT IN THE UPPER 60S TO LOW 70S ACROSS MOST OF THE
REGION. WITH THE STORMS PASSING THROUGH...WINDS WERE HIGHLY
VARIABLE IN THE 5 TO 15 MPH RANGE.

THE HOT AND HUMID WEATHER WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE REGION FOR
TODAY AND TOMORROW. THUNDERSTORM CHANCES ARE EXPECTED TO DIMINISH
FOR IOWA TODAY...AND EASTERN NEBRASKA TO THE DAKOTAS WILL HAVE THE
BEST CHANCES FOR STORMS OVERNIGHT. TEMPERATURES FOR THIS
AFTERNOON WILL REACH THE UPPER 80S TO LOW 90S FOR MUCH OF IOWA
AND LOCATIONS SOUTH. HIGHS WILL REMAIN IN THE LOW TO MID 80S FOR
MUCH OF MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN. WINDS WILL BE MAINLY FROM THE
SOUTH AT AROUND 5 TO 10 MPH.

TOMORROW WILL LIKELY BE THE WARMEST DAY OF THIS HOT AND HUMID
WEATHER. WITH SKIES EXPECTED TO BE PARTLY TO MOSTLY
CLOUDY...ENOUGH SUNSHINE SHOULD GET THROUGH TO BRING TEMPERATURES
UP TO THE LOW TO MID 90S FOR MUCH OF IOWA AND NEBRASKA...WITH MID
80S TO LOW 90S INTO MINNESOTA AND WESTERN WISCONSIN. SUNDAY NIGHT
INTO MONDAY MAY BRING STORM CHANCES...OTHERWISE...TUESDAY AND
WEDNESDAY LOOK RAINY AS WELL WITH A SURFACE LOW EXPECTED TO PASS
THROUGH IOWA.

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