Winter Storm System To Bring Widespread Impacts Across the Eastern Half of the U.S. Through Midweek

A developing winter storm system will bring a swath of heavy snow and ice from Oklahoma into the Midwest, Ohio Valley, Mid Atlantic, and the Northeast U.S. Tuesday through Wednesday. Areas of dangerous travel are likely. Further South, several inches of heavy rain will lead to the potential for flooding in the lower Mississippi and Tennessee River Valleys. Read More >

Current conditions at

Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.53°NLon: 93.65°WElev: 942ft.

A Few Clouds

-14°C

7°F

Humidity 84%
Wind Speed W 6 km/h
Barometer 1037.6 mb (30.58 in)
Dewpoint -16°C (3°F)
Visibility 16 km
Last update 18 Feb 9:54 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles NNE Des Moines IA

Winter Storm Watch February 19, 06:00pm until February 20, 09:00am
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Winter Storm Watch
  • Tonight

    Tonight: Patchy fog after 1am.  Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around -19. Calm wind.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Patchy
    Fog

    Low: -19 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Areas of fog before 8am.  Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a high near -6. Wind chill values as low as -20. Light northeast wind becoming east 6 to 11 km/h in the morning.

    Areas Fog
    then Mostly
    Cloudy

    High: -6 °C

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Snow, mainly after 7pm. The snow could be heavy at times.  Temperature rising to around -3 by 5am. East wind 11 to 18 km/h.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 10 to 16 centimeters possible.

    Heavy Snow

    Low: -7 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Snow before 11am, then snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain between 11am and noon, then a slight chance of snow after noon.  High near 0. East southeast wind 11 to 18 km/h becoming west in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.  New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 centimeters possible.

    Wintry Mix
    then Slight
    Chance Snow

    High: 0 °C

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -11. West wind 10 to 16 km/h.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: -11 °C

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near -3.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: -3 °C

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -11.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: -11 °C

  • Friday

    Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 1.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 1 °C

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Snow likely, mainly after midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around -2. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Snow Likely

    Low: -2 °C

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around -19. Calm wind.
Tuesday
Areas of fog before 8am. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a high near -6. Wind chill values as low as -20. Light northeast wind becoming east 6 to 11 km/h in the morning.
Tuesday Night
Snow, mainly after 7pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Temperature rising to around -3 by 5am. East wind 11 to 18 km/h. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 10 to 16 centimeters possible.
Wednesday
Snow before 11am, then snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain between 11am and noon, then a slight chance of snow after noon. High near 0. East southeast wind 11 to 18 km/h becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 centimeters possible.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -11. West wind 10 to 16 km/h.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near -3.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around -11.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 1.
Friday Night
Snow likely, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -2. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday
Rain and snow likely after noon, becoming all snow after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 2. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday Night
Snow. Low around -4. Blustery. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near -1. Blustery.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -10.
Monday
Partly sunny, with a high near -3.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles NNE Des Moines IA
 41.61°N 93.6°W
10:04 pm CST Feb 18, 2019
10pm CST Feb 18, 2019-6pm CST Feb 25, 2019
 
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