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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
551 PM CDT Sun Apr 15 2018

Just close your eyes and pretend it is April 15, 2017 when the grass
was green and the weather was actually spring like. When you open your
eyes, reality will set in that winter has yet to complete its exit for
the season. Much of the state woke up to at least a bit of snow on
grassy areas. As advertised, the greatest snowfall amounts this
weekend were across northern Iowa where as much as 12 to 16 inches
fell in a number of spots. Further south into central Iowa amounts
were in the 1 to 4 inch range in most cases. To make matters worse,
temperatures fell through the day with most locations experiencing
their calendar day highs before sunrise.

While spring like temperatures are not in the immediate forecast,
there is some good news. A couple days of sunshine and temperatures in
the 40s to 50s will start the week. The warmest temperatures will be
seen Tuesday, when the entire state may see at least the 40s, and a
lucky few in the southwest may hit 60. That is where the good news
stops, at least temporarily, as another round of precipitation moves
through Tuesday night and Wednesday. It will mean rain for those in
the south and more winter precipitation across northern Iowa. While
the end of the week will see limited sunshine, it does shape up to be
precipitation free and with temperatures creeping back into the 40s
and 50s.


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