Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR IOWA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
501 PM CST FRI DEC 26 2014

CLOUDY SKIES COVERED IOWA AND MUCH OF THE UPPER MIDWEST REGION
THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON. TEMPERATURES VARIED FROM THE LOWER TO
MID 30S IN WESTERN AREAS OF THE STATE TO THE MID 50S IN SOUTHEAST
SECTIONS. LATE AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM 30 DEGREES AT
ESTHERVILLE TO 54 DEGREES AT FORT MADISON AND KEOKUK. WINDS WERE
NORTHERLY AT 10 TO 20 MPH IN THE WEST AND SOUTHERLY AT 5 TO 10 MPH
IN THE SOUTH.

PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO ENTER THE NORTHWEST HALF OF THE
STATE THIS EVENING AND TONIGHT. THE PRECIPITATION MAY BEGIN AS
RAIN BEFORE SWITCHING OVER TO SNOW. SNOW AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES
ARE FORECAST FOR NORTHWEST IOWA BY TOMORROW MORNING WITH ONE INCH
OR LESS IN CENTRAL IOWA.

ONCE PRECIPITATION HAS MADE ITS WAY THROUGH THE STATE OVERNIGHT
AND TOMORROW MORNING...THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEKEND IS EXPECTED TO
BE SEASONABLE IN THE 20S AND LOW 30S WITH DRY CONDITIONS. ANOTHER
BURST OF COLD AIR IS IN STORE BEGINNING MONDAY DROPPING HIGHS INTO
THE TEENS AND LOW 20S FOR THE NORTHWESTERN HALF OF THE STATE ON
MONDAY. BY TUESDAY NEARLY THE ENTIRE STATE WILL EXPERIENCE HIGH
TEMPERATURES BELOW 20 DEGREES...INCLUDING SINGLE DIGITS ACROSS THE
NORTH AND LOW TEENS IN CENTRAL IOWA. THE COLD WILL LINGER INTO
WEDNESDAY...WITH HIGHS AGAIN WELL BELOW FREEZING...BUT REBOUNDING
A BIT BY THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.


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