Regional Weather Summary
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
527 AM CDT Sat Apr 14 2018

Showers and thunderstorms had shifted out of Iowa shortly after midnight
so despite a lot of low cloud cover, there was no precipitation through
4 AM. After 4AM showers and isolated thunderstorms redeveloped over the
southwest quarter of the state and were moving to the northwest.
Temperatures by 430 AM ranged from the lower 30s north to the mid 40s
far south. A strong east to northeast wind was common across the state
overnight. Sustained winds were in the 15 to 30 mph range with wind
gusts from 45 to 55 mph.

A powerful storm system will slowly move across the region today
through Sunday. Showers and thunderstorms this morning will give way
to heavy snow and blizzard conditions across north central into
northwest Iowa and locations north and west. A blizzard warning is in
effect for northern and northwest Iowa and locations north and west. A
winter storm warning is in effect for a small portion of north central
Iowa with a winter weather advisory surrounding the warning area.
Parts of central into east central and northeast Iowa have a wind
advisory in effect as well.

The storm system will slowly exit to the east during the day Sunday
with only lingering effects across northeast portions of the region
Sunday night. Much colder air will be in place for Sunday with highs
only in the 30s. Monday will not be much better with highs only in the
30s and 40s.

We will begin to moderate into the 40s and 50s Tuesday and this will
be the rule for much of next week. The next system to impact the
region will come Tuesday night through Wednesday night bringing rain
south and snow north to the Upper Midwest.


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