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Displaying AFOS PIL: RWSDMX Received: 2018-01-12 16:27 UTC

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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
1027 AM CST Fri Jan 12 2018

Very cold air has settled into the state under a mostly clear sky.
Despite plenty of sunshine, mid-morning temperatures were generally 
in the single digits below zero with the exception of places close to 
the Missouri border and over eastern Iowa. Winds from the north are 
averaging 10 to 20 mph accentuating the chill with wind chill values 
over a large portion of the state of -20 to -30F. 

Bitterly cold air will remain over the state with highs in the single
digits above zero over northern Iowa and low and middle teens
elsewhere in the state. Otherwise today, sunshine will give way to
increasing clouds with flurries or light snow brushing parts of
western Iowa late this afternoon or this evening. While winds will 
decrease some tonight, wind chill values of -20 to -30F will be common
over parts of northern Iowa. Saturday will have highs similar to 
Friday. Periods of light snow are expected later Saturday night into 
Sunday evening with accumulations up to a few inches possible. Behind 
this snow, another surge of arctic air is expected with dangerous wind
chills Monday into Tuesday morning. The good news is that warmer air 
is anticipated late in the week.