Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
519 PM CST WED DEC 17 2014

AFTER A FEW DAYS OF CLOUDY SKIES...SUNSHINE MADE A WELCOME
APPEARANCE FOR MUCH OF THE DAY. HIGH TEMPERATURES...EVEN WITH THE
SUN...WERE ONLY ABLE TO REACH THE MID TO UPPER 20S ACROSS MUCH OF
THE STATE...WITH NORTHERN AND NORTHEAST IOWA TOPPING OUT IN THE
LOW TO MID 20S. WINDS WERE LIGHT THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE DAY...AND
WERE GENERALLY OUT OF THE NORTH. AS OF EARLY THIS
EVENING...TEMPERATURES HAD FALLEN A COUPLE OF DEGREES OFF OF THEIR
DAYTIME HIGHS...LEAVING MUCH OF THE STATE IN THE TEENS ACROSS THE
NORTH TO MID 20S ACROSS THE SOUTH.

FOR THE REST OF TONIGHT...CLOUDS WILL MOVE BACK IN ACROSS THE
STATE FROM THE SOUTHWEST...WHERE SKIES ARE ALREADY OVERCAST. ONCE
IN PLACE...THE CLOUDS WILL LIKELY STICK AROUND THROUGH THE
WEEKEND. PRECIPITATION WILL WORK ITS WAY INTO THE SOUTHWESTERN
THIRD OF THE STATE OVERNIGHT...RESULTING IN SNOWFALL TOTALS OF AS
MUCH AS AN INCH OR SO ALONG THE IOWA MISSOURI BORDER...TRAILING
OFF TO TRACE AMOUNTS IN CENTRAL IOWA.

TEMPERATURES FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK AND THROUGH THE WEEKEND WILL
SLOWLY WORK THEIR WAY UP INTO THE UPPER 30S ACROSS THE NORTH TO
MID 40S IN THE SOUTHWEST. THE RISE IN TEMPERATURES WILL BE USHERED
IN BY SOUTH WINDS THAT WILL MAKE THEIR WAY TO THE STATE BY
TOMORROW AND STICK AROUND THROUGH THE WEEKEND. EARLY NEXT WEEK A
SYSTEM WILL PUSH THROUGH BRINGING BACK BRISK NORTHWEST WINDS AND
BELOW FREEZING TO NEAR FREEZING HIGHS BY MID NEXT WEEK.

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CURTIS



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