Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
505 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

WIDESPREAD SNOW IMPACTED IOWA AND MUCH OF SURROUNDING STATES EARLY
THIS MORNING. SNOWFALL TOTALS THUS FAR VARIED FROM SEVERAL INCHES
ALL THE WAY UP TO EIGHT INCHES IN PORTIONS OF CENTRAL IOWA WITH
SOME BLOWING AND DRIFTING OVER PORTIONS OF NORTHERN IOWA.
TEMPERATURES EARLY THIS MORNING VARIED FROM THE TEENS NORTHWEST TO
LOWER 30S SOUTHEAST AND WERE STEADY OR SLOWLY FALLING...ALREADY
REACHING THE HIGHS FOR THE DAY IN SOME LOCATIONS. WINDS WERE
VARIABLE DUE TO NEARBY LOW PRESSURE...BUT STRONGEST NORTH WHERE
GUSTS REACHED 35 MPH OR MORE.

THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS LARGE WINTER STORM
WAS OVER EASTERN KANSAS THIS MORNING AND SHOULD REACH THE UPPER
OHIO VALLEY BY LATE IN THE DAY. WIDESPREAD SNOW WILL CONTINUE
NORTH OF THIS TRACK WITH 6 TO 12 INCHES COMMON AND LOCAL AMOUNTS
OVER A FOOT. INCREASING WINDS BEHIND THE SYSTEM WILL ALSO PRODUCE
BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IN OPEN AREAS. EXPANSIVE WINTER STORM
WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR THIS STORM OVER MUCH OF THE MIDWEST.

ALTHOUGH THE SNOW SHOULD END THIS EVENING...AND THE BLOWING AND
DRIFTING DIMINISH AS WELL...MUCH COLDER AIR WILL ALSO SETTLE INTO
THE REGION. LOWS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE AND BELOW ZERO WILL BE
COMMON BY EARLY MONDAY MORNING WITH WIND CHILLS 10 TO 20 BELOW
ZERO.

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