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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1141 AM CST Sun Jan 21 2018

Well, while it was a mild overnight for most it was also filled with
periods of fog, drizzle, and even light freezing fog. Fortunately,
temperatures quickly rose above freezing this morning for those that
saw any freezing. Drizzle, fog, and low clouds otherwise dominated the
morning across Iowa as temperatures rose into the upper 30s to upper
40s.

The dreary conditions being experienced currently are just the early
effects of the low pressure system that will bring about blizzard-like
to blizzard conditions across parts of northwest Iowa and areas
further west and north. As much as 12 or more inches of snow may fall
in the heaviest bands, but will quickly taper off as one moves
southeast. for example, current forecasts call for around 12 inches in
Estherville, while as little as only a couple of inches may fall in
Fort Dodge. As the system slides by Monday, a cold front and very
strong northerly winds will slide in, making it especially treacherous
in areas of snowfall. Light snow will be possible across a good chunk
of Iowa as the cold front moves through, but should remain under an
inch outside of the snows already mentioned for northwest Iowa.

While temperatures will drop, they will not be of the Arctic variety
like the recent past. Lows will range from the upper teens to 20s
Tuesday through Thursday, but highs will quickly rise above freezing
statewide by Thursday. Areas of central and southern Iowa will see
near to above freezing highs all week.

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CURTIS


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