2020-2021 Long Range Weather Forecast for Des Moines, IA

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See long range weather forecasts for the next 60 days from The Old Farmer’s Almanac! Our long range forecasts can be used to make more informed decisions about future plans that depend on the weather, from vacations and weddings to sporting events and outdoor activities.

To see long term forecasts for the entire year, pick up a copy of The 2021 Old Farmer’s Almanac, available online and in stores.

Note: Long range forecasts are regional, not city-specific.

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December 2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for Heartland
DatesWeather Conditions
Dec 1-7Rainy periods, mild
Dec 8-16Snow, then sunny, cold
Dec 17-26Rain and snow showers, mild
Dec 27-31Flurries, cold
Decembertemperature 33.5° (3° above avg. north, avg. south)
precipitation 0.5" (1" below avg.)

January 2021 Long Range Weather Forecast for Heartland
DatesWeather Conditions
Jan 1-9Sunny; cold, then mild
Jan 10-18Scattered showers, mild
Jan 19-20Rain and wet snow
Jan 21-31Snow showers, cold
Januarytemperature 31° (2° above avg.)
precipitation 0.5" (0.5" below avg.)

Annual Weather Summary
November 2020 to October 2021

Winter temperatures will be well above normal, on average, with the coldest periods in mid-December, from late December into early January, and in late February. Precipitation will be below normal, with snowfall below normal in most places. The snowiest periods will be in mid-November, early to mid-December, and mid-February. April and May temperatures will be above normal in the north and below normal in the south, with below-normal rain. Summer will be cooler and drier than normal, with the hottest periods in early July and mid-August. September and October will bring below-normal temperatures and rainfall.

Map showing Old Farmer's Almanac long range weather region number 10

About the Heartland Region

The Heartland long range weather region includes all or part of the following states: ILLINOIS (Belleville, Galesburg, Moline, Quincy, Rock Island), IOWA (Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Des Moines, Sioux City, Waterloo), KANSAS (Kansas City, Olathe, Overland Park, Topeka, Wichita), MISSOURI (Columbia, Independence, Kansas City, Saint Louis, Springfield), NEBRASKA (Bellevue, Fremont, Grand Island, Lincoln, Omaha), SOUTH DAKOTA (Yankton), WISCONSIN (Baraboo, Fitchburg, Madison, Middleton, Monroe).

Heartland Neighboring Regions

Here are the regions that neighbor the Heartland long range weather region:

Temperature and Precipitation November 2020 to October 2021

Temperature and Precipitation Chart, November 2020 to October 2021 for Des Moines, IA

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outdoor wedding

What will it look like October 26th for an outdoor ceremony?

Wedding weather October in Omaha

Hello,
I’m planning a backyard wedding for October 17th in Omaha, NE. Any idea what the weather might be like that day?

November 21st Wedding

Might have to move our wedding... again due to covid. We are debating on keeping the date but moving the location to our farm outdoors! A little nervous but what do you think the weather will be like

Forecast

You got July completely wrong!

40th class reunion

I am planning a 40th class reunion for March 19-20, 2021, all outside activities. Can you be so kind to give me your prediction for those days. Thank you in advance.

Rain for tree reforestation

Hi!

My great grandparents were long time subscribers to your predictions and I have never found myself in need until this year. I have actually inherited their old home in northeast Missouri and decided to work on reforesting an acre of land. I have planted 300 bald cypress, sweetgum and swamp white oak in an area that often floods in the spring due to poor drainage in the soil. I have found myself fearful of what will happen if we run short on rain this year for any length of time as these are small tree seedlings with small roots and it is not a feasible option to continuously water 300 trees where they are located. Would you expect there to be 1" of rain per week throughout this growing season? I really appreciate your feedback as I am thinking about learning how to do some rain dances :D.

Moving long distance

From June 4-6 wondering what the weather will be like in Missouri to Houston. It’s not fun moving in the rain.

Swimming Pools

Hi, every year my family and I always look to see what the future summer forecast will be to determine whether or not we should put our above ground pool up. Would you say this summer will be a warm summer for an above ground pool to be up? Due to Covid-19, and the possibility that we may still be at home, having the pool up would be great get-a-way for the kids.

Thanks
Nickkie

everybody in the pool!

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Hi, Nickkie, For the Heartland we are predicting both temperatures and precipitation to be slightly above normal, so you should expect some fine days for fun in the pool. Best to you all!

Wedding Omaha, NE April 18, 2020

Hi, How may I kindly determine forecast for weather (temp and precipitation) for Omaha, NE on Saturday April 18, 2020?

Warmest regards,
Renee

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