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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
431 AM CST Wed Nov 22 2017

Another cool day is on tap for Iowa today. Morning temperatures
started off on the very chilly side, as 4 am lows reached the single
digits in western Iowa, and the teens across much of the rest of the
state. With wind speeds in the 10 to 15 mph range much of the morning,
wind chill values have and will continue to remain in the single
digits across much of Iowa. In fact, the 4 am wind chill in
Estherville was -2 degrees. Normal low temperatures for this time of
year are in the mid 20s, making the temperatures for this morning around
to 15 degrees below normal.

For the rest of today, temperatures will remain cool as high struggle
to make it much past the middle 30s. In northern to northeastern Iowa,
cloud cover will be more expansive, making it even difficult to reach
30 degrees. Winds will be picking up across the northwest by the
afternoon, as they will be blowing from the south to southwest at
around 15 to 25 mph. Across the rest of the region, winds should blow
around 10 to 15 mph, with gusts to 20 mph. A few flurries are possible
primarily north of Interstate 80 and east of Interstate 35. There are
no expected hazardous impacts from these flurries.

We thaw out for Thursday and especially into Friday, where record to
near-record temperatures are possible Friday. The record high in Des
Moines for Friday is 67 degrees, set in 2011, and it certainly looks
plausible that Des Moines will be close to reaching and possibly
exceeding that value. By this weekend, the state will dip back down
into the 30s and 40s, before warming back up into the 50s and 60s for
next Monday and Tuesday.


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