Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
605 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

SKIES ACROSS IOWA WERE OVERCAST EARLY TUESDAY MORNING. A LARGE
AREA OF PRECIPITATION PUSHED EAST ACROSS CENTRAL AND EASTERN
IOWA. PRECIPITATION WAS FALLING AS FREEZING RAIN...SLEET AND SNOW
ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA...WITH LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS. WINDS WERE
FROM THE SOUTH GENERALLY BETWEEN 5 TO 10 MPH. EARLY MORNING
TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE MID 20S TO LOW 30S ACROSS THE STATE.

TWO LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS WILL AFFECT THE REGION THROUGH THE DAY
TUESDAY. THE FIRST WILL CONTINUE TO BRING A WINTRY MIX TO THE
SOUTH AND EAST. THE SECOND WILL DROP A STRONG COLD FRONT SOUTH
THROUGH THE DAY BRINGING LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS TO
THE NORTH. THE COLD FRONT WILL ALSO BRING A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE
IN WINDS...WITH STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.
STRONG WINDS AND FALLING SNOW OR FRESH FALLEN SNOW WILL COMBINE TO
REDUCE VISIBILITIES ACROSS THE NORTH THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.

THE SYSTEMS WILL BE QUICK MOVING...AND WILL PUSH EAST BY LATE IN
THE DAY. BEHIND THE BOUNDARY VERY COLD TEMPERATURES WILL ONCE
AGAIN PUSH INTO THE UPPER PLAINS. OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL DROP TO THE
SINGLE DIGITS BELOW ZERO IN THE NORTH TO NEAR 10 IN THE SOUTH.
STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE WHICH WILL LEAD TO WIND CHILL VALUES
FROM 10 TO 20 DEGREES BELOW ZERO OVERNIGHT. COLD TEMPERATURES WILL
PERSIST WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...THOUGH TEMPERATURES WILL
WARM FOR THE END OF THE WEEK...WITH HIGHS IN THE 30S AND 40S
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

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