2019-2020 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.

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

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October 2019 Long Range Weather Forecast for Heartland
DatesWeather Conditions
Oct 1-3Sunny, cool
Oct 4-13Rain, then sunny, cool
Oct 14-18Sunny, warm
Oct 19-26Rainy periods, mild
Oct 27-31Rainy, cool
Octobertemperature 59° (3° above avg.)
precipitation 4" (1" above avg.)

November 2019 Long Range Weather Forecast for Heartland
DatesWeather Conditions
Nov 1-7Rain, then snow showers, turning cold
Nov 8-15Sunny, mild
Nov 16-21Showers, then sunny, cold
Nov 22-28Snow, then flurries, cold
Nov 29-30Rainy, mild
Novembertemperature 42° (1° below avg.)
precipitation 1.5" (1" below avg.)

Annual Weather Summary
November 2019 to October 2020

Winter temperatures will be below normal, on average, with above-normal snowfall and slightly above-normal precipitation. The coldest periods will be in early to mid-January, early and mid-February, and early March. The snowiest periods will be in early to mid-December, early to mid-January, and mid-February. April and May will be warmer and slightly drier than normal. Summer will be slightly warmer and rainier than normal, with the hottest periods in mid- and late June, mid-July, and mid- and late August. September and October will bring above-normal temperatures and below-normal 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 (Alton, 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 (Canton, Lennox, North Sioux City, Vermillion, 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 2019 to October 2020

Temperature and Precipitation Chart, November 2019 to October 2020 for Des Moines, IA

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winter weather

True. People keep complaining about how bad the weather is, but it's pretty much what I remember from childhood in the 50's and 60's. We've been spoiled and have come to expect milder winters. Snow and cold is the norm for the Midwest. Climate change has been happening for thousands of years. We just happen to be living during the end of the most recent ice age (there have been many). Glaciers melting, water levels rising as a result. But then, every once in a while, we get a really cold, snowy winter. I realize I'm in the minority, but I like the snow and cold. It's easier to bundle up and keep warm than to try to keep cool during a hot and humid summer. We won't even talk about the insects!

ikr

totally it is 11 degrees right now and I'm freezing I can't even go outside because it's too cold

Weather Predictions 2019

According to the handy little chart provided by the Farmer's Almanac, we in the Midwest can expect cooler than normal temperatures in the hottest part of summer this coming spring. I have to keep myself contained as I'm already dreaming of fresh lettuce and spinach for my salad in July; and that NEVER happens. Yes, I know, "they" say never say never; but I'm telling you NEVER, not in Kansas. I so want to believe that I could have a growing season in which I don't have to start the lettuce and spinach in cold frames and hope against all hope that I have found the miraculous row covers that will protect my salad greens from bolting through June and maybe even until July 4th! I'd like to know how these predictions are made, using what data and their past accuracy? I can't very well scrap the cold frames, plan for succession planting, and revise my seed orders until I've gotten this information.

clarification

What do you mean by this sentence: "we in the Midwest can expect cooler than normal temperatures in the hottest part of summer this coming spring"?

Will we have a white Christmas?

I was hoping we could get a white Christmas I never had a white Christmas. It always snowed New Years Eve,

Bing Crosby: a forecasting genius or merely a dreamer?

It would help to know where you're planning to be at Christmas if your hopes are for an accurate prediction. I've lived in northeastern Kansas since the 1980s and have only experienced a handful of white Christmases. Nothing is ever halfway here, if we get "it" regardless of what "it" is, we get record amounts of it from tornadoes to tulips and everything in between. Truth be told, with climate change insisting upon rearing it's ugly head, unless you live in northern Canada, Alaska or at one of the poles, chances are that the only snowflakes you'll see at the end of the year are those paper ones we were forced to cut up as kids.

White Christmas

The problem is that you are not 75 like me. I believe I have seen perhaps 4 or so white christmas'. What are the odds? -- just to pick a day out of all the possible days it could snow -- with the fact that the weather has been very unstable in the past few winters. I too would like to see it snow during that time of year; nevertheless, I know that I should buy a "LOTTO" if I wanted to wager on it.

White Christmas

I'm 13 now. I have only seen one "White Christmas." When I was 2, 3, 4, even 5, it snowed all the time. 12in. 22 in. 8in. 11in. etc. Due to climate change, the last time I have seen more than 3in. of snow on the ground was 2013. I was 7. I have missed only a few days of school to snow, but ice is another story.. even when I did get alot of snow, the only White Christmas I ever had was 2015 and it snowed 1in. If I were gonna predict it would be a white christmas where I live, (Mid-Missouri), I think i'd have a better chance in arizona.

Bday Party Outdoors November near Macon, MO

Hi, My daughter wants a bouncy house for her bday. So, I was curious as to what dates in November would be dry and warm enough (jacket weather perhaps-not raining, and too windy and yucky out) that we could possibly have a bouncy house? I am in northeast Missouri. Is there any average range of temps that you can please provide for dates in November? Thank you!

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