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AWUS83 KDMX 151013

Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
513 AM CDT Sun Apr 15 2018

A wintry mix of precipitation across mainly eastern Iowa gave way to
snow by 4 AM. Elsewhere across the state, snow and strong wind
continued through the night. Visibility at times overnight dropped to
a half mile in snow and blowing snow but most locations reported
between one and three miles in snow. Only far eastern Iowa was spared
from snowfall overnight. Temperatures by 4 AM ranged from the lower
to mid 20s central and west to the upper 20s to lower 30s east. A
north to Northeast wind at 15 to 30 mph was common.

The strong storm system responsible for widespread snow and blizzard
conditions across northern and western portions of the region will
slowly shift east into the Great Lakes by Monday. Snow will come to an
end from west to east across the region from later this afternoon
through tonight. Temperatures today and tonight will feel more like
January than April with highs in the 30s and lows tonight in the teens
and 20s. Monday will not be much better with highs ranging from the
mid 30s northwest to the mid 40s southwest. Lows Monday night will be
similar to tonight with teens and 20s expected.

Tuesday through the rest of the upcoming week will see highs about 10
degrees below normal with readings in the 40s and 50s. Temperatures
will be slightly cooler Wednesday and Thursday as yet another storm
system impacts the region. The next system will bring rain during the
daytime hours Wednesday with a wintry mix north Tuesday night and
Wednesday night.

Another storm system will cross the region late in the week and next
weekend but models are very uncertain with the track of this late week
system. Trends are beginning to take this system across the Southern
Plains. If the storm tracks far enough south this may leave the Upper
Midwest in colder temperatures and not much precipitation...or it
could mean more snow for the region. Spring time is having a hard time
settling in on the Upper Midwest.


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