Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1127 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

A COMPACT BUT STRONG AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WAS CENTERED OVER
SOUTHEASTERN SOUTH DAKOTA LATE THIS MORNING AND WAS SPREADING
MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW OVER CENTRAL MINNESOTA AND CLOUDS
THROUGHOUT MUCH OF IOWA. STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH
WITH GUSTS OVER 40 MPH QUICKLY DEVELOPED OVER IOWA AS THIS LOW
APPROACHED. THESE STIFF WINDS ALSO BROUGHT MUCH WARMER AIR INTO
THE STATE WITH TEMPERATURES CLIMBING INTO THE UPPER 40S NORTH TO
UPPER 50S SOUTH BY LATE MORNING.

THE AFOREMENTIONED LOW WILL TRACK EAST AND THEN NORTHEAST OVER THE
NEXT 36 HOURS AND SPREAD VERY HEAVY SNOW OVER CENTRAL MINNESOTA
AND NORTHERN WISCONSIN. FURTHER SOUTH...DRY AIR WILL LIMIT
PRECIPITATION BUT WILL CREATE AN ELEVATED FIRE DANGER THIS
AFTERNOON OVER IOWA AND AREAS TO THE SOUTHWEST. A COLD FRONT WILL
RUSH IN BEHIND THE LOW TONIGHT AND DROP TEMPERATURES INTO THE 40S
AND 50S FOR HIGHS FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK. TEMPERATURES WILL
REBOUND SLIGHTLY FOR THE WEEKEND AS HIGHS RETURN TO THE 60S.
ANOTHER FRONT WILL SLIDE THROUGH LATE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AND
BRING THE NEXT CHANCE FOR RAIN. HOWEVER...MUCH WARMER WEATHER IS
ON TAP FOR THE BEGINNING OF NEXT WEEK.

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KS



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