Regional Weather Summary
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1020 AM CST Fri Dec 9 2016

Winter has arrived early to Iowa. It was cold across the region
overnight with temperatures falling to the single digits across most
of the state. Normal low temperatures for this time of year are in
the upper teens, making temperatures from this morning around 10 to
20 degrees below normal. At 7 am, the low temperature in Des Moines
was 11 degrees, it was 10 in Waterloo, and the temperature in
Estherville was 1 degree. Winds have been from the west northwest at
5 to 10 mph. Combining temperatures with the winds produced wind
chill values below zero in many areas across Iowa. Skies have been
mostly clear across western Iowa to partly cloudy with a few light
flurries across portions of eastern Iowa.

Today and tonight will remain cold and quiet. Light snow is possible
across northern Iowa late today into tonight, but little to no
accumulation is expected. From the weekend into early next week a
more active weather pattern will shape up. Two rounds of snow are
expected over the weekend, with the first producing moderate
accumulations across northern Iowa on Saturday and Saturday night,
then the second producing light accumulations statewide on Sunday.
Temperatures will also rebound a bit during this time, with high
temperatures on Sunday ranging from mid 20s north to mid 30s
southeast.

After a brief break Sunday night and Monday, another storm system
will affect the region on Monday night and Tuesday. This system may
produce some light snow in parts of Iowa, and will also push through a
strong cold front that will bring gusty northwest winds on Tuesday.
This may cause some blowing snow issues at times. The front will be
followed by much colder weather for the remainder of next week, with
daily high temperatures only in the single digits and teens from
Tuesday through Friday, and morning lows below zero in northern Iowa
Tuesday through Thursday nights.

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