Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
604 PM CST MON FEB 1 2016

THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY RESIDENTS OF IOWA SAY PARTLY CLOUDY TO
CLOUDY SKIES...WITH RATHER COMFORTABLE TEMPERATURES BY JANUARY
STANDARDS. HIGHS LOW TO MID 30S ACROSS NORTHERN IOWA...UPPER 30S
TO MID 40S IN CENTRAL IOWA...AND LOW TO UPPER 40S IN SOUTHERN
IOWA. FOG DID LINGER ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE STATE...GENERALLY EAST
OF INTERSTATE 35...AND HAVE REDEVELOPED THIS EVENING. AS OF EARLY
THIS EVENING...TEMPERATURES REMAINED RELATIVELY MILD WITH LOW 30S
IN THE NORTH AND MID 30S TO LOW 40S THROUGH CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN
IOWA.

THIS EVENING WILL BE THE PROVERBIAL CALM BEFORE THE STORM...AS THE
MUCH TALKED ABOUT WINTER STORM APPROACHES THE REGION. AN INITIAL
ROUND OF LIGHT RAIN/SNOW WILL PUSH NORTHWARD THROUGH THE STATE
THIS EVENING AHEAD OF THE MAIN PUSH OVERNIGHT. MODERATE TO HEAVY
SNOWFALL WILL BEGIN TO ENTER THE STATE OVERNIGHT...LIKELY MAKING
MORNING COMMUTES VERY DIFFICULT FOR AREAS ROUGHLY ALONG
INTERSTATE 80 AND NORTHWARD. MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF THE MORNING...ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE
NORTHWEST THIRD OF THE STATE. WITH THIS PUSH OF SNOW...WINDS WILL
BE FAIRLY STRONG AND GUSTY...IN THE 20 TO 30 MPH RANGE WITH GUSTS
TOWARDS 40 MPH AT TIMES. AS A RESULT...VISIBILITIES MAY BE
SEVERELY REDUCED AT TIMES WITH THE COMBINATION OF SNOWFALL AND
STRONG WINDS. AS A RESULT...WINTER STORM AND BLIZZARD WARNINGS
REMAIN ON TAP FOR LARGE PORTIONS OF THE REGION TONIGHT THROUGH
TUESDAY. TRAVEL WILL CERTAINLY DIFFICULT AND HAZARDOUS AT
TIMES...SO IT IS URGED THAT PRECAUTIONS ARE TAKING FOR THOSE THAT
MUST TRAVEL TOMORROW.

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CURTIS


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