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Is a Warmer Winter Ahead for Central Iowa?

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DES MOINES -  Channel 13's Chief Meteorologist, Ed Wilson predicts December to be an above average month  across Central Iowa.  On average temperatures sit around the upper 30's however by next week 50's are in the forecast. A complete 180 degrees from last month.

"When we often have those very cold snaps like we did in the middle of November, it was the 14th coldest November in Des Moines, then we get into a nice December that blossoms," says Wilson.

According to the Channel 13's weather department, the above average trends are likely to impact temperatures in January and February making  for a less brutal winter compared to last year.

"It won't be hot but at least we won't have that sub-zero range where we stayed a cold for a long period of time."

Wilson says Central Iowa can still expect an average amount of snow, around 30 inches, however the snow will be heavier and wetter snow because of the warm temperatures.



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