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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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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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

April 18

The Editors's picture

The long-range forecasts above provide detail every month and a preview below that. So see above: Apr 18-23 Scattered t-storms, warm

   

 

Wedding Weather - August

Hello! I’m planning a wedding for early to mid-August between Lincoln and Beatrice Nebraska. Can you give me predicted precipitation and temperature for that timeframe? Or even specifically August 8 and 15!

Thank you!

April 10th 2020 wedding

I am having a (hopefully) outdoor wedding on April 10th in Carthage, Missouri. Could you give me a prediction of the weather that day? Thank you!

Wedding

My daughter is having her wedding reception April 11, 2020 in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska. Can you please give me a prediction of how the weather may be that day? The actual ceremony is hoping to be outdoors between LIncoln and Seward Nebraska at a winery. Thank you!

Seed Savers

Mid-October is the end of the gardening season in the Decorah, IA area. There will likely have been a killing frost by then, and most of the demonstration garden areas shut down by the time of your visit. You could still tour the farm, see the White Park cattle, and enjoy the Lillian Goldman visitor's center, which is a beautiful building. The weather will be cool so bring warmer clothes to be outside. You could always call them before your visit and ask them what activities are available.

Mid-October 2020

We are having a family reunion in the area of Decorah, Iowa October 14, 2020. We especially want to visit Seed Savers while we are there. Will they have had a frost by then? What temperatures can we expect?

In STL

For that last comment - I should have clarified for St. Louis, MO. :) Thanks!

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