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

March 2021 Long Range Weather Forecast for Heartland
DatesWeather Conditions
Mar 1-5Rain arriving, turning mild
Mar 6-13Snow, then sunny, warm
Mar 14-23Showers, mild
Mar 24-31Rain, then sunny, warm
Marchtemperature 48° (4° above avg.)
precipitation 1.5" (1" below avg.)

April 2021 Long Range Weather Forecast for Heartland
DatesWeather Conditions
Apr 1-7Sunny; warm north, cool south
Apr 8-11T-storms, warm
Apr 12-24Rainy periods, cool
Apr 25-30Scattered t-storms, cool
Apriltemperature 55° (3° above avg. north, 1° below south)
precipitation 3.5" (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

Reader Comments

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Flooding this summer?

Last summer there was quite a bit of flooding in the Kansas City area, possible to happen again this summer?

Planning my wedding

What is the weather supposed to be like Sept 8, 2018 for Winfield KS?

May 9th

We are hoping to have an outdoor event for our students on May 9th.....its a gamble - but what do you think?!


I planned on taking my dad to the NHRA Drag Races on May 20th. Just curious what the weather will be like that day.

Deep freeze

No mention of the deep freeze that hit the Plains States this past winter. City of Bellevue, NE Froze in Dec, Jan,
How was this polar vortex missed?

weather on Memorial Day in Lincoln, NE

last year had a fabulous picnic on Memorial Day for our Retirement Community, now we are wondering what the weather maybe for 2018 on Memorial Day

Memorial Day Weather

The Editors's picture

We are predicting thunderstorms leading up to Memorial Day, but sunny, warm weather for the last days of May. Hopefully, the sunny weather will win out on the holiday itself!

Wedding 10.13.18

Wondering what the (Wedding) weather will be like in Kansas City on 10.13.18! Outdoor or indoor wedding? Thanks!


We are planning to have an outside wedding September 15th, 2018 in Madison, Missouri. What are the weather predictions for around that time frame so we can plan accordingly?


Iowa Wedding

We’re planning an outdoor ceremony on October 6th of this year in Iowa. Curious about the weather predictions for that time frame? Thanks!