Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1110 AM CDT TUE APR 15 2014

A COLD CANADIAN AIRMASS SETTLED INTO IOWA OVERNIGHT WITH MANY
LOCATIONS IN NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST IOWA DIPPING INTO THE
TEENS EARLY THIS MORNING. BY LATE MORNING...TEMPERATURES HAD ONLY
RECOVERED TO THE UPPER 20S NORTH TO MID 30S SOUTH WITH WINDS LIGHT
AND VARIABLE DUE TO A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE TRANSITING THE
STATE...WHICH WAS ALSO RESULTING IN CLEAR SKIES. THE ONE EXCEPTION
WAS FAR NORTHEAST IOWA WHERE LOW CLOUDS HAD DEVELOPED SHORTLY
AFTER SUNRISE.

WINDS WILL SWITCH TO THE SOUTH OVER THE REGION THIS AFTERNOON AS
THE AFOREMENTIONED RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE SLIDES EASTWARD. THESE
SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL ADVECT WARMER AIR NORTHWARD FOR WEDNESDAY
WITH HIGHS EXPECTED TO REACH THE 50S NORTH AND 60S SOUTH. A SMALL
BUT POTENT AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL TRACK SOUTHEAST FROM ALBERTA
CANADA AND SPREAD HEAVY SNOWFALL OVER PORTIONS OF MINNESOTA AND
NORTHERN WISCONSIN AND RAIN DOWN INTO CENTRAL IOWA. A COLD FRONT
WILL SWEEP DOWN THE BACKSIDE OF THE LOW AND DROP TEMPERATURES BACK
INTO THE 40S FOR HIGHS ON THURSDAY. THIS FRONT WILL ALSO BE THE
FOCUS AREAS OF RAIN AS IT PASSES THROUGH. TEMPERATURES WILL
GRADUALLY REBOUND FOR THE WEEKEND BUT OFF AND ON CHANCES FOR RAIN
WILL REMAIN IN THE FORECAST INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.

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KS


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