• Tonight

    Aug 21

    Lo 76°

    Partly cloudy with a t-storm

    Stargazing Weather
    • Cloud
      Cover
      62%
    • Precip
      61%
    • Hours of Precip
      3.5
  • Fri

    Aug 22

    92°Lo 75°

    Hot and humid with some sun

    Poor for stargazing
    • Cloud
      Cover
      69%
    • Precip
      60%
    • Hours of Precip
      2
    more
  • Sat

    Aug 23

    92°Lo 72°

    Partly sunny and humid

    Good for stargazing
    • Cloud
      Cover
      40%
    • Precip
      19%
    • Hours of Precip
      0
    more
  • Sun

    Aug 24

    91°Lo 69°

    Humid with clouds and sun

    Poor for stargazing
    • Cloud
      Cover
      74%
    • Precip
      60%
    • Hours of Precip
      1.5
    more
  • Mon

    Aug 25

    83°Lo 68°

    An afternoon thunderstorm

    Very Good for stargazing
    • Cloud
      Cover
      38%
    • Precip
      25%
    • Hours of Precip
      0.5
    more
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Hi 88° RealFeel® 93° Precipitation 65%

Day

N

E

S

W

  • SSW 9 mph
  • Gusts: 16 mph

Times of sun and clouds with a shower or thunderstorm in the area; humid

  • Max UV Index: 6 (High)
  • Thunderstorms: 60%
  • Precipitation: 0.15 in
  • Rain: 0.15 in
  • Snow: 0 in
  • Ice: 0 in
  • Hours of Precipitation: 2 hrs
  • Hours of Rain: 2 hrs
Lo 76° RealFeel® 75° Precipitation 61%

Night

N

E

S

W

  • S 6 mph
  • Gusts: 8 mph

Partly cloudy and very warm with a shower or thunderstorm around

  • Max UV Index: N/A
  • Thunderstorms: 40%
  • Precipitation: 0.36 in
  • Rain: 0.36 in
  • Snow: 0 in
  • Ice: 0 in
  • Hours of Precipitation: 1.5 hrs
  • Hours of Rain: 1.5 hrs

Temperature History - Aug 21

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  Today Normal Record 8/21/2013
High 88° 84° 102° (1936) 93°
Low 76° 64° 47° (1950) 72°

Solunar Information for West Des Moines, IA

Sunrise/Sunset

Sunrise / Sunset Illustration

Rises at 6:29 AM with 13:37 of sunlight, then sets at 8:06 PM

Moonrise/Moonset

Astronomy >
Moonrise / Moonset Illustration

Rises at 3:00 AM with 14:36 of moolight, then sets at 5:36 PM

Mon, Aug 25
New
Tue, Sep 2
First
Tue, Sep 9
Full
Tue, Sep 16
Last

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