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Displaying AFOS PIL: RWSDMX Received: 2018-01-03 10:44 UTC

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
444 AM CST Wed Jan 3 2018

A cold front swept across the region overnight and brought low clouds,
scattered flurries or snow showers, and gusty northwest winds. The
stratus deck continues to press south in southern iowa into northern
missouri early this morning. With the recent light and fluffy snow and
the gusty northwest winds, areas of blowing snow were found across
portions of Iowa. At 4 AM, the coldest temperature 1 above in
Estherville with a 21 below wind chill. 

Expect a blustery day across much of the region with northwest winds
of 10 to 20 mph and gusts to near 30 mph look to produce wind chill
values of 10 to 25 below zero at times. The winds are expected to
diminish tonight as high pressure builds into western Iowa, eastern
South Dakota, southwest Minnesota and eastern Nebraska by Thursday
morning. Bitterly cold temperatures of 5 to 15 below zero are likely
with wind chill values of 15 to near 30 below zero anticipated late
tonight into Thursday morning. More bitterly cold temperatures are
forecast Thursday into Friday with a chance of light snow possible
Thursday night. Warmer temperatures are anticipated by Saturday and
Sunday and some portions of the state look to rise above freezing by
Sunday afternoon. However, a chance of rain or snow is forecast over
the south on Sunday.