Regional Weather Summary
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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1035 AM CST WED JAN 21 2015

WE ARE NOW ONTO CONSECUTIVE DAY SEVEN OF ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE MIDWEST. NORMAL LOW TEMPERATURES FOR THIS
TIME OF YEAR ARE IN THE UPPER SINGLE DIGITS TO MID TEENS. BEFORE 6
AM THIS MORNING...DES MOINES HAD A LOW OF 34 DEGREES...WATERLOO
HAD A LOW OF 33...AND MADISON...WISCONSIN HAD A LOW OF 27 DEGREES.
AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE PASSED THROUGH THE REGION...BRINGING A
WINTRY MIX FROM NORTHERN IOWA INTO SOUTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN. WITH
THE BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES FROM WATERLOO TO
MADISON...PRECIPITATION CHANGED FROM A RAIN SNOW MIX TO ALL SNOW.
AROUND 2 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW WAS REPORTED ACROSS MUCH OF THESE ALL
SNOW LOCATIONS. WINDS BEHIND THE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE RESPONSIBLE
FOR THIS SNOW BECAME NORTHWESTERLY AT 10 TO 15 MPH. ACROSS THE
REST OF THE UPPER MIDWEST...SKIES REMAINED MOSTLY TO COMPLETELY
CLOUDY AS A STRATUS DECK HAS BEEN BLANKETING THE SKY ACROSS
SEVERAL STATES.

HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR THIS AFTERNOON WILL BE ROUGHLY 10 DEGREES
COOLER THAN YESTERDAYS HIGHS. HOWEVER...AS THEY ARE SLATED TO TOP
OUT IN THE UPPER 20S TO MID 30S...THESE VALUES WILL STILL BE 5 TO
10 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR. ANOTHER HALF AN
INCH OF SNOW OR SO IS POSSIBLE ACROSS NORTHEAST IOWA...WHERE LIGHT
SNOW IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE INTO THE MID AFTERNOON HOURS. WINDS
WILL REMAIN FROM THE NORTH TO NORTHWEST AT 10 TO 15 MPH.

FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK...HIGH TEMPERATURES SHOULD OSCILLATE IN
THE 30S AND 40S. DRY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED FOR MOST OF THE UPPER
MIDWEST INTO SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...WHEN A QUICK MOVING LOW
PRESSURE AREA WILL BRING CHANCES OF RAIN AND SNOW FROM IOWA
NORTHWARD INTO MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN. FOR IOWA...WITH
TEMPERATURES EXPECTED TO BE IN THE 40S ON SUNDAY...MUCH OF THE
PRECIPITATION WILL BE IN THE FORM OF RAIN. MINNESOTA AND
WISCONSIN WILL LIKELY SEE LIGHT SNOW AS TEMPERATURES THERE WILL BE
IN THE 30S.

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