On July 7, 2015, NWS implemented changes to the icons depicted on all of its point-forecast pages. Changes include new icon images with increased clarity, 6-hour increments for rapidly changing weather and new color blocks to highlight forecast hazards.

A page depicting all of the new icon images can be accessed here: www.weather.gov/forecast-icons

Changes to the icons were based on analysis of 6,700 public comments collected in 2014. Also, many of these changes are based on the results of a research project led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Users are encouraged to continue to provide comments regarding these changes via email at icons@noaa.gov. NWS will continue to analyze incoming feedback and refine the icons as necessary. Any substantial change to the icons will be facilitated through the NWS public comment/review process.

Above-normal temperatures continue across much of U.S.

Temperatures will once again be above-normal, in some cases by as much as 15-20 degrees, across much of the contiguous U.S. on Wednesday. Afternoon highs are forecast to reach into the mid to upper 90s across the Great Plains, as well as parts of the southern U.S. and mid-Atlantic. Take precautions if you plan to spend extended time outside.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Des Moines, Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.54°NLon: 93.67°WElev: 955ft.

A Few Clouds

87°F

31°C

Humidity 53%
Wind Speed SW 10 mph
Barometer 29.92 in (1012.1 mb)
Dewpoint 68°F (20°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index90°F (32°C)
Last update 2 Sep 1:54 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

3 Miles ESE Des Moines International Airport IA

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Sunny, with a high near 91. Breezy, with a south southwest wind around 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Sunny and
    Breezy

    High: 91 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind 7 to 10 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 72 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. South wind 8 to 11 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 91 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 70. South wind 6 to 8 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 70 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 91. South wind 6 to 11 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 91 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 71 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 89 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 71 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 89 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Sunny, with a high near 91. Breezy, with a south southwest wind around 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind 7 to 10 mph.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. South wind 8 to 11 mph.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 70. South wind 6 to 8 mph.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 91. South wind 6 to 11 mph.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.
Sunday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Labor Day
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.
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Point Forecast:
3 Miles ESE Des Moines International Airport IA
 41.52°N 93.6°W
12:41 pm CDT Sep 2, 2015
2pm CDT Sep 2, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 8, 2015
 
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