Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
408 AM CST SAT FEB 13 2016

BITTER COLD TEMPERATURES WILL GREET MUCH OF IOWA THIS MORNING.
READINGS RANGE FROM 5 TO 10 BELOW IN NORTHEAST AND NORTHERN IOWA
TO THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE ZERO OVER SOUTHWEST AND WESTERN AREAS.
WIND CHILL VALUES ARE WELL BELOW ZERO. CLOUDS ARE ON THE INCREASE
OVER WESTERN SECTIONS EARLY TODAY. WINDS ARE LIGHT NORTH NORTHWEST
AT 5 TO 10 MPH.

HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE BUILDING EAST AND MOVE OUT OF THE AREA BY
AFTERNOON. MEANWHILE...LOW PRESSURE OVER THE LEE OF THE ROCKIES
WILL PUSH EAST. LIGHT SNOW IS FORMING ON THE LEADING EDGE OF THE
SYSTEM AS WARMER AIR TRIES TO REPLACE THE COLD AIR OVER IOWA AND
SURROUNDING STATES. THIS WILL RESULT IN SNOW INCREASING OVER THE
REGION LATE TODAY AND TONIGHT. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES HAVE
BEEN POSTED PORTIONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA...MINNESOTA...IOWA...
WISCONSIN AND ILLINOIS. SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS WILL REACH THE 3 TO
6 INCH RANGE OVER THE REGION BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON. SOUTHEAST WINDS
SUNDAY MORNING WILL CAUSE SOME BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW AS THE
STORM MOVES ACROSS THE REGION. TRAVEL WILL BECOME CHALLENGING
OVERNIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING AS THE SNOW PILES UP ON AREA ROADS.
HIGHS SATURDAY AFTERNOON WILL REACH THE UPPER SINGLE DIGITS
NORTHEAST TO 20 SOUTHWEST. TONIGHT LOWS WILL BE NEARLY STEADY WITH
MILDER HIGHS IN THE UPPER TEENS NORTHEAST TO ABOUT 40 IN THE
SOUTHWEST.

WARMER CONDITIONS WILL BE THE THEME NEXT WEEK AS A FEW MORE MINOR
STORMS AFFECT THE AREA WITH LIGHT SNOW OR RAIN ON TUESDAY. A GOOD
DEAL OF MELTING SNOW WILL OCCUR ACROSS THE STATE. TEMPERATURES
WILL MODERATE FROM THE 20S TO LOWER 40S ON TUESDAY...TO THE 40S
TO 50S FOR THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. BY LATE WEEK THERE WILL BE A
CHANCE FOR RAIN OVER THE STATE. A COOL DOWN IS ANTICIPATED INTO
THE WEEKEND BUT HIGHS WILL REMAIN ABOVE NORMAL.

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