Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area, Iowa gets 36 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area averages 31 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.
On average, there are 199 sunny days per year in Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Des Moines-West Des Moines Metro Area gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 103 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.
Summer High: the July high is around 85 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 12
Rain: averages 36 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 31 inches of snow a year
BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Des Moines-West Des Moines metro area is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Iowa.
8.7 / 4.7
Summer / Winter
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in the Des Moines-West Des Moines metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.