Regional Weather Summary
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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1109 AM CST FRI NOV 21 2014

IT WAS ANOTHER MORNING OF NEAR RECORD COLD TEMPERATURES ACROSS
IOWA. MUCH OF IOWA BOTTOMED OUT IN THE SINGLE DIGITS AND A FEW
PLACES MADE IT BELOW ZERO. MASON CITY ACTUALLY ENDED UP TYING A
NEW RECORD THIS MORNING AS THEY REACHED -3 DEGREES. DES MOINES
BOTTOMED OUT AT 13 DEGREES THIS MORNING...AND WATERLOO HAD A LOW
TEMPERATURE OF -1. THE NORMAL LOWS FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE IN
THE MID TO UPPER 20S...SO THIS MORNINGS TEMPERATURES WERE
GENERALLY A SOLID 20 TO 25 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. SKIES WERE MOSTLY
CLEAR ACROSS THE REGION AND WINDS WERE FROM THE SOUTHEAST AT
AROUND 5 TO 10 MPH.

FREEZING RAIN IS IN THE FORECAST FOR TONIGHT. THE GREATEST CHANCES
WILL RANGE FROM CENTRAL IOWA EASTWARD TOWARDS THE GREAT LAKES. AIR
TEMPERATURES WILL BE CLOSE TO 32 DEGREES...BUT SURFACE
TEMPERATURES WILL BE BELOW FREEZING. THEREFORE PRECIPITATION THAT
FALLS FROM THE CLOUD AS RAIN WILL LIKELY FREEZE UPON CONTACT WITH
OUTDOOR SURFACES...HENCE FREEZING RAIN. THIS FREEZING RAIN WILL
LIKELY MOVE EAST OF THE REGION TOWARDS THE GREAT LAKES BY AROUND
SUNRISE TOMORROW MORNING.

THE STRING OF BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES DATING BACK TO THE 11TH OF
NOVEMBER WILL LIKELY COME TO AN END THIS WEEKEND AS HIGHS ARE
EXPECTED TO REACH INTO THE 40S. SUNDAY AFTERNOON LOOKS TO BRING
RAIN TO MUCH OF THE REGION...AND THEN THIS WILL TRANSITION TO
LIGHT SNOW MONDAY INTO TUESDAY MORNING.

FOR THE REST OF THE THANKSGIVING WEEK...TEMPERATURES WILL BE
COOLING ONCE AGAIN. BY THANKSGIVING DAY...IT APPEARS HIGHS WILL BE
BACK DOWN TO THE TEENS AND 20S...WITH LOW TEMPERATURES REACHING
THE SINGLE DIGITS FOR FRIDAY MORNING.

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KOTENBERG



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