Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
AWUS83 KDMX 131102
WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
502 AM CST Fri Jan 13 2017
Mostly cloudy skies were across Iowa for much of the night as a broad
cloud shield encompassed much of the Central and Southern Plains.
Temperatures at 4 am had dropped to zero to 5 below over far northern
Iowa while readings were still in the upper teens across the south.
The wind was from the north at 5 to 15 mph. The combination of wind
and temperatures resulted in wind chill values dropping to near 20
below over the north.
A band of very light snow is expected today from north central Iowa
and into Minnesota and Wisconsin. Any accumulations are expected to be
less than one inch. Farther south, areas of freezing rain are possible
today from Oklahoma and thorugh southern Missouri and into the Ohio
Valley. This area of freezing rain will move gradually north tonight
and into Saturday and is expected to bring a big impact from ice
though much of Kansas and into Missouri. A brief period of freezing
rain may reach far southern Iowa late tonight into Saturday morning. A
third wave of wintry precipitation including freezing rain is
forecast to impact Nebraska and Iowa especially Sunday afternoon and
into Monday morning. Any ice will create extremely hazardous travel.
In addition, tree damage and power outages may occur in areas with the
highest ice accumulations. Please pay attention to forecasts as they
are updated over the next couple of days.