Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1101 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

WIDESPREAD SNOW CONTINUED TO FALL ACROSS MOST OF IOWA THIS
MORNING. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL SINCE LAST NIGHT STRETCHED FROM
SOUTH CENTRAL INTO CENTRAL IOWA AND THEN EAST INTO EASTERN IOWA
WHERE 8 TO 11 INCHES OF SNOW WAS COMMON BY LATE MORNING. EARLY
MORNING LOWS WERE IN THE MID TEENS NORTHWEST TO THE LOWER 30S
SOUTH. HOWEVER BY LATE MORNING...READINGS WERE IN THE LOWER TEENS
NORTHWEST TO THE LOWER 30S SOUTHEAST. WINDS WERE NORTHEAST AT 15
TO 25 MPH WITH STRONGER GUSTS APPROACHING 35 MPH. WIND CHILLS BY
LATE MORNING WERE SINGLE DIGITS BELOW ZERO NORTH TO THE LOWER 20S
SOUTH.

LOW PRESSURE WAS OVER NORTHERN MISSOURI THIS MORNING AND WILL
CONTINUE INTO THE OHIO RIVER VALLEY TODAY. WIDESPREAD SNOW WILL
CONTINUE NORTH OF THIS TRACK WITH 6 TO 12 INCHES COMMON AND LOCAL
AMOUNTS OVER A FOOT. INCREASING WINDS BEHIND THE SYSTEM WILL ALSO
PRODUCE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW IN OPEN AREAS. EXPANSIVE WINTER
STORM WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR THIS STORM OVER MUCH OF THE
MIDWEST.

ALTHOUGH THE SNOW SHOULD END THIS EVENING...AND THE BLOWING AND
DRIFTING DIMINISH AS WELL...MUCH COLDER AIR WILL ALSO SETTLE INTO
THE REGION. LOWS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE AND BELOW ZERO WILL BE
COMMON BY EARLY MONDAY MORNING WITH WIND CHILLS 10 TO 20 BELOW
ZERO.

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