Regional Weather Summary
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
543 PM CST Thu Jan 11 2018

It was a tricky travel day at times across Iowa, with periods of rain,
freezing rain, sleet, snow, blowing snow, strong winds, and some
bitter wind chills. Fortunately, blowing snow was relatively limited
thanks to many areas seeing 3 inches of snow or less. Calendar day
highs were set in the early morning hours across the state, typically
in the upper 30s to 40s except for northwest Iowa as the cold front
moved in a bit before midnight. Lows through the early evening were
still being set with the cold air filtering in, ranging from the
single digits across the north to the teens in the southeast. Tie in
winds still gusting to around 30 mph, and wind chills through the
afternoon and early this evening were in the negatives state wide.

Well, the arctic air has returned and is set to stick around for a
few days. Highs will typically range from the single digits to teens
from north to south, well into next week. There will be a brief
reprieve with highs reaching into the teens to mid 20s, but will be
quickly supplanted by another push of arctic air. As of now, the
latter portions of next week may see large areas of the state flirt
with and rise above freezing. Currently the only good opportunity for
snowfall looks to move through Sunday, with only light accumulations
expected at this time.


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