Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1058 AM CST MON FEB 8 2016

STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WITH LIGHT SNOW AND LOW VISIBILITIES WERE
CREATING AREAS OF WHITE OUT CONDITIONS...PARTICULARLY ACROSS THE
NORTHERN COUNTIES OF THE STATE THIS MORNING. NORTHWEST WINDS WERE
BLOWING AT 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 40 AND 50 MPH. LIGHT
SNOW OR FLURRIES WERE PREVALENT WITH AMOUNTS GENERALLY 1 INCH OR
LESS. THE COMBINATION OF HIGH WINDS AND SNOWFALL WERE PRODUCING
VISIBILITIES OF ONE HALF INCH OR LESS ACROSS MANY AREAS OF THE
STATE. MORNING TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE LOWER TEENS NORTHWEST TO
THE LOWER 20S SOUTH. WIND CHILLS WERE IN THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE
AND BELOW ZERO.

A COLD FRONT EXTENDED FROM THE GREAT LAKES INTO SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
AND MISSOURI THIS MORNING. AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW AND STRONG
NORTHWEST WINDS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS FRONTAL BOUNDARY.
BLIZZARD WARNINGS...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES AND WIND WARNINGS
ARE IN EFFECT ACROSS PARTS OF NEBRASKA...KANSAS...IOWA AND
MINNESOTA. HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD INTO THE MIDWEST
BEHIND THE FRONT. BLIZZARD LIKE CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AT TIMES
ACROSS THE THE NORTHERN HALF OF THE STATE. THE SNOW
SHOWERS...WINDS AND POTENTIALLY BLIZZARD LIKE CONDITIONS WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY TODAY BEFORE SUBSIDING MONDAY
NIGHT. HIGHS ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY WILL BE SINGLE DIGITS
ACROSS THE NORTH AND TEENS TO LOW 20S ACROSS MUCH OF THE REST OF
THE STATE. MORNING LOWS WILL BE QUITE COLD...ALONG WITH WIND
CHILLS APPROACHING NEGATIVE 25 DEGREES AT TIMES ON TUESDAY...
WEDNESDAY...AND THURSDAY MORNINGS ACROSS THE NORTH. ONLY NOMINAL
WARMING WILL OCCUR AFTER WEDNESDAY...WITH ABOVE FREEZING
TEMPERATURES CREEPING INTO THE SOUTHWEST PORTIONS OF THE STATE FOR
THE WEEKEND.

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