Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1116 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

WIDESPREAD FREEZING DRIZZLE FELL OVER IOWA THIS MORNING...MAKING
SECONDARY ROADS AND SIDEWALKS VERY SLIPPERY FOR A TIME. WARMER AIR
WORKING UP FROM THE SOUTH HAD ALREADY MELTED A LARGE AMOUNT OF ANY
ICE THAT HAD ACCUMULATED ON SURFACES. THE DRIZZLE WAS COMING TO AN
END FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST AS A COLD FRONT SWEPT THROUGH THE
STATE. SNOW SHOWERS WERE DEVELOPING BEHIND THE FRONT OVER
SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA AND NORTHWEST IOWA. TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM
MID 20S NORTHEAST TO MID 30S SOUTH AND WINDS WERE FROM THE SOUTH
IN EASTERN IOWA AND THE NORTHWEST AT 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE WESTERN
HALF OF IOWA.

THE DRIZZLE AND FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL COME TO AN END FROM THE
NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE MORNING AND EARLY
AFTERNOON AS THE AFOREMENTIONED COLD FRONT MARCHES SOUTHEASTWARD.
WINDS WILL RAPIDLY INCREASE BEHIND THE FRONT...ESPECIALLY OVER
NORTHERN IOWA...SOUTHERN MINNESOTA...AND SOUTH DAKOTA. SNOW
SHOWERS WILL ALSO DEVELOP IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE STRONG
WINDS...WHICH WILL RESULT IN PERIODS OF REDUCED VISIBILITIES DUE
TO BLOWING SNOW. THESE WINDS WILL PEAK DURING THE AFTERNOON BEFORE
SUBSIDING THIS EVENING.

BEHIND THIS SYSTEM VERY COLD TEMPERATURES WILL ONCE AGAIN PUSH
INTO THE UPPER PLAINS. OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL DROP TO THE SINGLE
DIGITS BELOW ZERO IN THE NORTH TO NEAR 10 IN THE SOUTH. STRONG
WINDS WILL CONTINUE WHICH WILL LEAD TO WIND CHILL VALUES FROM 10
TO 20 DEGREES BELOW ZERO OVERNIGHT. COLD TEMPERATURES WILL PERSIST
WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...THOUGH TEMPERATURES WILL WARM FOR
THE END OF THE WEEK...WITH HIGHS IN THE 30S AND 40S FOR THE
WEEKEND AND INTO NEXT WEEK.

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