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Deep Cold Trough Meets Gulf Moisture with Significant Impacts Across the Western and Central U.S.

A deep trough and associated cold front is bringing much below normal temperatures in the west, with low elevation snows. Strong winds and widespread snow, will impact the Great Basin, western mountains, and the Plains. The slowing front, will bring prolonged waves of heavy rain across the Mississippi Valley to the Great Lakes. Significant icing forecast north of the heavy rain. Big warm up east. Read More >

Current conditions at

Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.53°NLon: 93.65°WElev: 942ft.

Fog/Mist

1°C

33°F

Humidity 96%
Wind Speed W 20 km/h
Barometer 1008.0 mb (29.75 in)
Dewpoint 0°C (32°F)
Visibility 10 km
Wind Chill-4°C (24°F)
Last update 19 Feb 3:54 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Des Moines IA

Winter Weather Advisory February 19, 09:00pm until February 20, 12:00pm
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Winter Weather Advisory
  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: A slight chance of drizzle.  Patchy fog.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a steady temperature around -17. West northwest wind around 14 km/h.

    Slight Chance
    Drizzle and
    Patchy Fog

    High: 1 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of freezing drizzle before midnight, then freezing rain, mainly after midnight.  Low around -2. North northwest wind 8 to 13 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New ice accumulation of 0.3 to 0.5 of a centimeter possible.

    Chance
    Freezing
    Drizzle then
    Freezing Rain

    Low: -2 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A chance of freezing drizzle before noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 0. Breezy, with a northwest wind 14 to 19 km/h increasing to 21 to 26 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 37 km/h.

    Chance
    Freezing
    Drizzle then
    Mostly Cloudy
    and Breezy

    High: 0 °C

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -11. Wind chill values as low as -20. North northwest wind 16 to 23 km/h, with gusts as high as 37 km/h.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: -11 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near -2. North wind 11 to 16 km/h.

    Sunny

    High: -2 °C

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow after midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around -8.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance Snow

    Low: -8 °C

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A chance of snow before 5pm, then a chance of rain and snow.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 1. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Slight Chance
    Snow then
    Chance
    Rain/Snow

    High: 1 °C

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Rain likely before 7pm, then snow likely.  Cloudy, with a low around -3. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Rain/Snow
    Likely then
    Snow Likely

    Low: -3 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 4.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 4 °C

Detailed Forecast

Washington's Birthday
A slight chance of drizzle. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a steady temperature around -17. West northwest wind around 14 km/h.
Tonight
A chance of freezing drizzle before midnight, then freezing rain, mainly after midnight. Low around -2. North northwest wind 8 to 13 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New ice accumulation of 0.3 to 0.5 of a centimeter possible.
Tuesday
A chance of freezing drizzle before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 0. Breezy, with a northwest wind 14 to 19 km/h increasing to 21 to 26 km/h in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 37 km/h.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -11. Wind chill values as low as -20. North northwest wind 16 to 23 km/h, with gusts as high as 37 km/h.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near -2. North wind 11 to 16 km/h.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -8.
Thursday
A chance of snow before 5pm, then a chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 1. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday Night
Rain likely before 7pm, then snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around -3. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 4.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -5.
Saturday
A 40 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 4.
Saturday Night
Rain and snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -4. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 7.
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Point Forecast:
Des Moines IA
 41.58°N 93.63°W
3:51 pm CST Feb 19, 2018
4pm CST Feb 19, 2018-6pm CST Feb 25, 2018
 
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