Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
615 PM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 30S TO LOW 40S...AREAS OF LIGHT
RAIN CONTINUED ACROSS IOWA THIS AFTERNOON. AROUND ONE TENTH TO A
QUARTER OF AN INCH OF RAIN WAS REPORTED IN SOUTH CENTRAL TO
SOUTHWESTERN IOWA. A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF RAIN FELL ACROSS NORTHERN
IOWA.

WITH THE SUNSET...RAIN HAS BEGUN TO TRANSITION OVER TO SNOW
ACROSS MOST OF THE STATE. THIS TRANSITION SHOULD CONTINUE INTO THE
OVERNIGHT PERIOD.  THE HEAVIEST SNOW APPEARS TO STRETCH FROM
CENTRAL IOWA INTO NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND INDIANA THROUGH
SUNDAY...WITH 8 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW EXPECTED FROM CENTRAL TO
EASTERN IOWA...NEAR INTERSTATE 80. NORTHERN IOWA INTO SOUTHERN
MINNESOTA WILL LIKELY SEE 4 TO 7 INCHES OF SNOW. WINTER STORM
WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES HAVE ALREADY BEEN POSTED FOR MUCH OF THE
UPPER MIDWEST. WINDS WILL INCREASE AS THE SYSTEM EXITS SUNDAY AND
COMPOUNDING THE STORM EFFECTS WITH BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

THE PRECIPITATION WILL END BY SUNDAY NIGHT BUT BITTERLY COLD
TEMPERATURES WILL RETURN HEADING INTO THE WORK WEEK. LOWS BY
MONDAY MORNING ARE FORECAST TO BE IN THE SINGLE DIGITS ABOVE AND
BELOW ZERO WITH WIND CHILLS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS AND TEENS BELOW
ZERO.

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