West Des Moines, Iowa 

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Weather in West Des Moines, Iowa

The most pleasant months of the year for West Des Moines are September, June and May. In West Des Moines, there are 4 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for West Des Moines with an average high temperature of 85.7°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Iowa. January is the snowiest month in West Des Moines with 8.5 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year.


Today's Weather - West Des Moines, IA

6 AM PST

Light Snow

29°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
TodayLight Snow32° / 22°NNW 10 to 14 mph
SaturdayMostly Cloudy30° / 17°NW 6 to 9 mph
SundayMostly Cloudy31° / 21°WNW 2 mph
MondayMostly Cloudy32° / 23°NW 2 mph
TuesdaySlight Chance Light Snow32° / 24°WNW 2 mph
WednesdaySlight Chance Light Snow34° / 22°WNW 2 to 6 mph
ThursdayMostly Cloudy33° / 21°WSW 7 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 86 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 13
Rain: averages 36 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 34 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the West Des Moines area is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Iowa.

6.9 / 10

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 7. 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.


Average Monthly High and Low (°F)
HighLow
January31° 13°
February36° 17°
March49° 28°
April62° 40°
May73° 51°
June82° 61°
July86° 65°
August84° 63°
September76° 54°
October63° 41°
November48° 29°
December34° 17°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: West Des Moines
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Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
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January03076
February02575
March02193
April06111
May00120
June30110
July80100
August50100
September2080
October0590
November01882
December02986

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


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Reviews for West Des Moines    4 Reviews
West Des Moines IA - 12/8/2009
I just moved here from out-of-state a few months ago and have been pleasantly surprised by the broad range of activities and amenities available in this medium sized IA... Read More

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overall life style - 6/1/2009
Am contemplating a move to WDM from the East Coast (NYC). Might there be anyone out there that may have experienced this and could offer guidance or comment. Thanks. ... Read More

Plenty to do in Des Moines area - 1/18/2007
We just moved to West Des Moines and we love it here! We moved here three months ago and every weekend we have been able to do something different and fun. There is... Read More


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