Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1025 AM CDT MON APR 21 2014

MORE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUED TO ROLL ACROSS PARTS OF
IOWA THIS MORNING. LOCATIONS FROM AROUND FORT DODGE NORTHWARD
INTO SOUTHERN MINNESOTA...AND ESPECIALLY NEAR TO THE IOWA
MINNESOTA BORDER...RECEIVED THE MOST AMOUNT OF RAINFALL FROM THIS
SYSTEM OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS. MASON CITY SET A DAILY
PRECIPITATION RECORD WITH 2.51 INCHES OF RAIN BEING REPORTED.
DECORAH MEASURE 1.81 INCHES OF RAIN...FORT DODGE MEASURED 0.51
INCHES...AND WATERLOO MEASURED 0.26 INCHES.

WITH THE CLOUDS AND SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW KEEPING WARM AIR ADVECTION
IN PLACE AHEAD OF THE COLD FRONT...TEMPERATURES STAYED ON THE
MILD SIDE THIS MORNING. DES MOINES HAD A LOW OF 60
DEGREES...WATERLOO HAD A LOW OF 53...AND PRAIRIE DU CHIEN HAD A
LOW OF 52 DEGREES. WINDS WERE NOT TOO STRONG THIS
MORNING...BLOWING FROM THE SOUTHWEST AT AROUND 5 TO 15 MPH.

MUCH OF THE REGION MADE IT INTO THE 70S AND 80S YESTERDAY
AFTERNOON...AND IT LOOKS LIKE TODAY WILL BE ON THE WARM SIDE AS
WELL. NORMAL HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR ACROSS THE
REGION ARE IN THE LOW TO MID 60S. TODAY/S HIGHS SHOULD BE IN THE
UPPER 60S TO MID 70S ACROSS THE REGION. AS THE BOUNDARY
RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF THIS PRECIPITATION MOVES OF TO THE
EAST...SKIES WILL BECOME MOSTLY SUNNY AND WINDS WILL INCREASE AND
BE FROM THE NORTHWEST AT AROUND 15 TO 25 MPH.

TUESDAY SHOULD BE DRY...BUT WEDNESDAY INTO FRIDAY LOOKS TO BRING
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO THE REGION. A FEW MAY BE
STRONG AT TIMES WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY AFTERNOONS. WEDNESDAY WILL
LIKELY BE THE COOLEST DAY OF THE WEEK...WITH HIGHS IN THE 50S AND
60S FOR MOST OF THE WEEK. TUESDAY WILL LIKELY BE THE WARMEST
DAY AFTER TODAY...WITH HIGHS MAKING IT TO THE 60S AND 70S.

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