Winter Storm Bringing Blizzard Conditions, Heavy Snow and Ice through Tonight

A sprawling winter storm will continue to produce blizzard conditions across the eastern Dakotas, western and southern Minnesota, and northern Iowa. Areas of moderate to heavy snow are expected over much of the Upper Midwest, Great Lakes, and Northeast. To the south of the snow, a wintry mix including some ice accumulations, will impact portions of the northern Mid-Atlantic with slick travel. Read More >

Current conditions at

Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.53°NLon: 93.65°WElev: 942ft.

Mostly Cloudy with Haze and Windy

9°F

-13°C

Humidity 70%
Wind Speed W 38 G 52 mph
Barometer 30.08 in (1020.0 mb)
Dewpoint 1°F (-17°C)
Visibility 4.00 mi
Wind Chill-16°F (-27°C)
Last update 18 Jan 9:54 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Des Moines IA

Winter Storm Warning until January 18, 06:00pm
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Winter Storm Warning
  •  
    Winter Storm Warning until January 18, 06:00pm

    NOW until
    6:00pm Sat

    Winter Storm Warning

  • Today

    Today: Areas of blowing snow. Mostly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 10 by 1pm. Wind chill values as low as -10. Windy, with a northwest wind 25 to 29 mph, with gusts as high as 43 mph.

    Areas Blowing
    Snow and
    Windy

    High: 23 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Patchy blowing snow before 10pm. Mostly clear, with a low around -3. Wind chill values as low as -20. Windy, with a northwest wind 14 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.

    Patchy
    Blowing Snow
    and Windy
    then Mostly
    Clear and
    Blustery

    Low: -3 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny and cold, with a high near 4. Wind chill values as low as -20. Northwest wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

    Cold

    High: 4 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -8. Wind chill values as low as -20. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: -8 °F

  • M.L.King
    Day

    M.L.King Day: Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 6. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

    Cold

    High: 6 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -7.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: -7 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 22.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 22 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 16 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Areas of blowing snow. Mostly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 10 by 1pm. Wind chill values as low as -10. Windy, with a northwest wind 25 to 29 mph, with gusts as high as 43 mph.
Tonight
Patchy blowing snow before 10pm. Mostly clear, with a low around -3. Wind chill values as low as -20. Windy, with a northwest wind 14 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.
Sunday
Sunny and cold, with a high near 4. Wind chill values as low as -20. Northwest wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around -8. Wind chill values as low as -20. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
M.L.King Day
Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 6. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around -7.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 22.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.
Wednesday
A chance of snow before 2pm, then a chance of rain and snow between 2pm and 4pm, then a chance of rain after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 36. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday Night
A chance of rain and snow before 8pm, then a chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Thursday
A chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 38. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Thursday Night
A chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Friday
A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
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Point Forecast:
Des Moines IA
 41.58°N 93.63°W
9:49 am CST Jan 18, 2020
10am CST Jan 18, 2020-6pm CST Jan 24, 2020
 
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