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.

Free 2-Month Weather Forecast

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.)

February 2021 Long Range Weather Forecast for Heartland
DatesWeather Conditions
Feb 1-8Sunny, quite mild
Feb 9-14Rainy periods, mild
Feb 15-23Snow, then sunny, mild
Feb 24-25Flurries, very cold
Feb 26-28Snow north, rain south
Februarytemperature 41° (10° above avg.)
precipitation 1.5" (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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Long-range weather predictions

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Hello, all, For further clarification of this page: We provide this free two-month forecast on our Web site, courtesy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. For a full year of forecasts, please consult this year’s edition of The Old Farmer’s Almanac which is available in print or digital editions. Do keep in mind that long-range predictions are made over a year in advance and based on weekly trends (not daily) and regional trends (vs city/state). You can find the Almanac in libraries, stores where books and magazines are sold, Amazon.com, and here on https://store.almanac.com. We appreciate your interest in The Old Farmer’s Almanac and our free Web site.

Weather!

We plan on getting married outside Early October 2018! I hope you can give us good news on weather predictions for that time!

Our Outdoor wedding October 13, 2018

We are getting married outside in Overland Park, KS on October 13, 2018...what will the weather be like that afternoon???

It will be overcast until

It will be overcast until early evening and then it will rain.

Wedding June 16th

I am getting married outside on June 16th in Manhattan, KS. Are we going to see dry weather that day?

Weather for July 13 2018

My mom is having an outdoor pizza picnic for her 95th birthday and she is having family from all over the country. I hope you can give us good news on the predicted forcast. Thank you, Amy Thomas, Moline, IL

Weather in July

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Around July 13, we are predicting a few scattered thunderstorms and cool weather. The weather can always shift forward or back a few days, of course, so don’t give up hope for a nice day yet! 

traveling Thurs. May 17 and Fri. the 18th

Should I expect good weather on the driving route between Moline, IL and Riverside, Iowa on Thurs. the 17th and Fri. the 18th?

Graduation party

We are hosting an outside graduation party in east central Iowa on May 25. What are the chances of rain? Thanks

Weekend of October 6, 2018

My daughter is having an outdoor wedding at little swan lake near Avon IL. What should we expect for weather? No plan b is possible.

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