Des Moines, Iowa 

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Climate in Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa gets 36 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 39 inches of rain per year.

Des Moines averages 34 inches of snow per year. The US average is 26 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 204 sunny days per year in Des Moines. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Summer High: the July high is around 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 14

Sperling's Comfort Index for Des Moines is a 37 out of 100
A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


YOU SHOULD KNOW

Des Moines gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 100 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.

CLIMATE

  CLIMATEDes Moines, IowaUnited States
  Rainfall (in.)35.839.2
  Snowfall (in.)34.025.8
  Precipitation Days100.0102.0
  Sunny Days204205
  Avg. July High85.886.1
  Avg. Jan. Low13.822.6
  Comfort Index (higher=better)3754
  UV Index44.3
  Elevation ft.8732443
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    Reviews for Des Moines    47 Reviews
    overpriced everything and unfriendly - 1/27/2018
    The shock is housing prices here are comparable to bigger cities like Charlotte, Dallas act and should not be. Its a podunk area with no culture, great restaurant with... Read More

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    Not a city for renters - 9/15/2016
    I will be moving to Des Moines due to a job offer. Little did I know that it is extremely expensive to live here. It's a little deceiving since everything you read... Read More

    Good housing value for most - 12/24/2014
    I'm living in a hotel in Des Moines and looking for a place to live. What I've found is that Des Moines has a tremendous amount of subsidized (known as "income... Read More


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