Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1113 AM CDT WED AUG 20 2014

THIS MORNING SHOWERS AND STORMS MOVED THROUGH A GOOD PORTION OF
IOWA ALONG A NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST LINE FROM SIOUX CITY TO MOUNT
PLEASANT. HEAVY RAIN...LIGHTNING...AND SMALL HAIL WERE THE MAIN
RESULTS...WITH A COUPLE STORMS BEING SEVERE. RAINFALL TOTALS WERE
PRIMARILY 2 INCHES OR LESS RANGE WITH SELECT AREAS SEEING MORE
THAN 2 INCHES. AS A RESULT OF THE STORMS...MUCH OF IOWA WAS UNDER
CLOUD COVER THIS MORNING. LOW TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM THE LOW 70S
IN THE SOUTHWEST TO THE LOW 60S IN THE NORTHEAST...BEING SEPARATED
BY A SLOW MOVING WARM FRONT ACROSS THE STATE. CURRENTLY SHOWERS
AND STORMS CONTINUE TO DISSIPATE AND MOVE SLOWLY TO THE EAST AND
SOUTHEAST. TEMPERATURES ARE IN THE UPPER 60S FOR MOST...AND LOW
70S FOR THOSE WHERE CLOUD COVER IS THINNER.

THIS AFTERNOON PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE TO LINGER AS THE
OVERNIGHT STORMS CONTINUE TO DISSIPATE AND MOVE OUT OF THE AREA.
WESTERN IOWA MAY EXPERIENCE ISOLATED SHOWERS AND STORMS AS A
DISTURBANCE OVER EASTERN NEBRASKA WORKS ITS WAY THROUGH THE AREA.
THIS AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WILL HIT THE UPPER 80S AND LOW 90S
ACROSS SOUTHERN AND SOUTHWESTERN IOWA...WHILE NORTHERN AND
NORTHEAST IOWA WILL TOP OUT IN THE LOW TO MID 80S AS THEY WILL
REMAIN NORTH OF THE WARM FRONT. ANOTHER ROUND OF STORMS WILL
LIKELY AFFECT THE AREA...PRIMARILY ACROSS THE NORTHERN PORTIONS OF
THE STATE.

FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK AND INTO THE WEEKEND...TEMPERATURES WILL
REMAIN WARM WITH HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S AND LOW 90S. CHANCES FOR
STORMS REMAIN FOR MUCH OF THE STATE THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEKEND
AS WELL...AHEAD OF A COOL DOWN EARLY NEXT WEEK.

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CURTIS


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