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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
117 PM CST THU DEC 25 2014

SUNSHINE MADE A TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO A LARGE AREA OF THE STATE
TODAY...THE FIRST SIGNIFICANT SUNSHINE IN A NUMBER OF DAYS. PRIOR
TO THE SUN...OVERNIGHT LOWS ACROSS THE STATE RANGED FROM THE MID
20S TO LOW 30S WITH GENERALLY LIGHT WINDS OUT OF THE SOUTH. AS OF
LATE THIS MORNING AND EARLY INTO THE AFTERNOON...TEMPERATURES HAD
SOARED INTO THE LOW TO MID 40S ACROSS THE SOUTHERN HALF OF
IOWA...AIDED INCREASING SOUTH WINDS AND CLEAR SKIES. THE NORTHERN
HALF OF THE STATE HAD YET TO SEE THE INCREASED SOUTHERLY WINDS AND
REMAINED UNDER PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES...RESULTING IN
TEMPERATURES INTO THE LOW TO UPPER 30S.

THE SUNSHINE WILL BE BRIEF...HOWEVER...AS ANOTHER LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM WILL AFFECT THE AREA BEGINNING TONIGHT. SKIES WILL REMAIN
CLEAR MUCH OF TODAY...THEN BEGIN TO CLOUD OVER LATER TONIGHT AND
INTO FRIDAY. FRIDAY WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED BY RAIN AND SNOW CHANCES
WORKING THEIR WAY ACROSS THE STATE FROM THE WEST AND NORTHWEST.
MANY AREAS WILL SEE LIGHT RAIN FIRST...THEN TURNING TO SNOW. FOR
THE WEST WESTERN HALF OF THE STATE PRECIPITATION MAY BEGIN AS
EARLY AS NOON...FOR THE CENTRAL PART OF THE STATE IN THE
EVENING...AND THE EASTERN PART OF THE STATE OVERNIGHT FRIDAY.
TOTALS FOR THE SYSTEM WILL BE ON THE LIGHTER SIDE WITH RAINFALL
AMOUNTS OF UP TO A FEW HUNDREDTHS...FOLLOWED BY A COUPLE OF INCHES
OF SNOW IN THE NORTHWEST...DOWN TO A HALF INCH OR LESS IN THE
CENTRAL PARTS OF THE STATE.

INTO THE WEEKEND AND EARLY NEXT WEEK...HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE
BELOW FREEZING FOR ALL BUT THE SOUTHEAST. BY TUESDAY A COLD BLAST
WILL BRING HIGH TEMPERATURES DOWN INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS FOR THE
NORTHWEST HALF OF THE STATE AND INTO THE TEENS FOR MUCH OF THE
REST OF THE STATE BEFORE REBOUNDING INTO THE TEENS AND TWENTIES BY
THURSDAY.

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CURTIS


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