Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1104 AM CST MON FEB 1 2016

FOG PERSISTED ACROSS EASTERN IOWA THIS MORNING WITH VISIBILITIES
OFTENTIMES BELOW ONE QUARTER OF A MILE IN MANY LOCATIONS. CLEARER
SKIES COULD BE FOUND FURTHER TO THE WEST OVER CENTRAL AND WESTERN
IOWA WITH SOME MID TO HIGH LEVEL CLOUDS WORKING THROUGH.
TEMPERATURES BY THE LATE MORNING HAD RISEN INTO THE UPPER 20S
NORTH 30S SOUTH WITH A LIGHT AND VARIABLE WIND.

A WINTER STORM WILL MOVE INTO KANSAS BY TONIGHT. A BROAD AREA OF
PRECIPITATION WILL LIFT NORTHEAST AHEAD OF THE SYSTEM WITH
MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW DEVELOPING FROM EASTERN NEBRASKA INTO IOWA
LATE TONIGHT. THE SNOW WILL BE MOST INTENSE LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
EARLY TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THE HEAVIEST BAND OF SNOW IS EXPECTED
FROM SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA THROUGH THE NORTHWEST HALF OF IOWA WHERE
ONE FOOT OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE. MEANWHILE PRECIPITATION IS FORECAST
TO REMAIN PRIMARILY RAIN TO THE EAST AND SOUTHEAST INCLUDING FAR
SOUTHEAST IOWA. IN ADDITION...STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS WILL
ACCOMPANY THE SNOW...LEADING TO CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING
OF SNOW AND VERY DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS. FOR THIS
REASON...WINTER STORM AND BLIZZARD WARNINGS HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR
MUCH OF THE REGION FOR LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT.

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