Powerful Storm for the West; Fire Weather Concerns for the Plains; Lake Effect Snow across New York State

Powerful storm will impact most of the West for the remainder of this week and into the first weekend for the month of March. Heavy precipitation, strong winds and blizzard conditions for the mountains are expected. Downwind of Lake Ontario, heavy lake effect snow will affect Upstate New York through today. For the Plains, dry and breezy conditions will raise critical fire weather conditions. Read More >

Current conditions at

Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.53°NLon: 93.65°WElev: 942ft.

A Few Clouds and Breezy

57°F

14°C

Humidity 17%
Wind Speed S 24 G 33 mph
Barometer 30.07 in (1018.8 mb)
Dewpoint 12°F (-11°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 29 Feb 3:54 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Des Moines IA

Red Flag Warning until February 29, 06:00pm
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Red Flag Warning
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    Red Flag Warning until February 29, 06:00pm

    NOW until
    6:00pm Thu

    Red Flag Warning

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Sunny, with a high near 57. Windy, with a south wind around 21 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.

    Sunny and
    Windy

    High: 57 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 35. Breezy, with a south wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

    Clear and
    Breezy then
    Mostly Clear

    Low: 35 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 57. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

    Becoming
    Sunny and
    Breezy

    High: 57 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Clear, with a low around 38. South wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

    Clear

    Low: 38 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 70. Breezy, with a south wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 13 to 18 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph.

    Sunny then
    Sunny and
    Breezy

    High: 70 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 55. Windy.

    Mostly Clear
    and Windy

    Low: 55 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 77. Windy.

    Sunny and
    Windy

    High: 77 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of rain after 7pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. Windy.

    Chance Rain
    and Windy

    Low: 45 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Sunny, with a high near 57. Windy, with a south wind around 21 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 35. Breezy, with a south wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.
Friday
Mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 57. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Friday Night
Clear, with a low around 38. South wind 6 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 70. Breezy, with a south wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 13 to 18 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 55. Windy.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 77. Windy.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of rain after 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. Windy.
Monday
A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.
Monday Night
A 30 percent chance of rain before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 31. Blustery.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.
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Point Forecast:
Des Moines IA
 41.58°N 93.63°W
2:49 pm CST Feb 29, 2024
4pm CST Feb 29, 2024-6pm CST Mar 6, 2024
 
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