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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1125 AM CDT Thu Apr 19 2018

Snowfall totals from Wednesday`s event ranged from 8 to 11 inches in
locations near the Iowa Minnesota border. Snow totals decreased
southward from Hwy. 20, and were just a trace along Interstate 80.
This morning, conditions have been drastically different. The sun came
out, and skies have remained clear. The Snow pack over northern Iowa
is very impressive on visible satellite. By late morning,
temperatures in areas with snow on ground were in the lower 30s.
Central and southern Iowa were in the mid 40s with no snow pack. Winds
have been rather calm.

Conditions across the Plains and Midwest have been quiet this morning
heading into the afternoon. The Iowa Minnesota border is the cold spot
in the region due to the snow pack. Elsewhere across the region
temperatures have been in the mid to upper 40s. Skies have been clear.

In northern Iowa today, temperatures will slightly increase into the
upper 30s. Direct sunlight with clear skies will aid in melting the
snow pack currently on the ground. This does pose a risk for minor
flooding of rivers and streams, especially north of Hwy. 20 over the
next week. For central and southern Iowa, temperatures will be in the
upper 40s to mid 50s. Skies will remain clear across the state. This
evening, temperatures north will be in the low to mid 20s, with lows
30s across the rest of the state. Areas of fog will likely develop
over areas with a substantial snow pack. Heading into the weekend,
conditions in Iowa will remain dry, as Spring looks to finally start
up. Upper 50s are in the forecast during the weekend, and upper 60s
are possible by the start of the next work week. The next chance for
precipitation is not forecast until next week. Welcome to the Spring
Season, Iowa!



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