• Today

    Jul 30

    82°Lo 59°

    Partly sunny and pleasant

    Very Good for stargazing
    • Cloud
      Cover
      25%
    • Precip
      5%
    • Hours of Precip
      0
    more
  • Thu

    Jul 31

    82°Lo 63°

    A thunderstorm in spots

    Good for stargazing
    • Cloud
      Cover
      27%
    • Precip
      42%
    • Hours of Precip
      1.5
    more
  • Fri

    Aug 1

    82°Lo 60°

    A t-storm in the afternoon

    Excellent for stargazing
    • Cloud
      Cover
      5%
    • Precip
      5%
    • Hours of Precip
      0.5
  • Sat

    Aug 2

    83°Lo 61°

    Mostly sunny and pleasant

    Excellent for stargazing
    • Cloud
      Cover
      0%
    • Precip
      5%
    • Hours of Precip
      0
    more
  • Sun

    Aug 3

    86°Lo 66°

    Sunny and pleasant

    Excellent for stargazing
    • Cloud
      Cover
      0%
    • Precip
      11%
    • Hours of Precip
      0
    more
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Hi 82° RealFeel® 89° Precipitation 55%

Day

N

E

S

W

  • NW 3 mph
  • Gusts: 4 mph

Intervals of clouds and sun with a shower or thunderstorm around in the afternoon

  • Max UV Index: 7 (High)
  • Thunderstorms: 40%
  • Precipitation: 0.05 in
  • Rain: 0.05 in
  • Snow: 0 in
  • Ice: 0 in
  • Hours of Precipitation: 0.5 hrs
  • Hours of Rain: 0.5 hrs
Lo 60° RealFeel® 59° Precipitation 5%

Night

N

E

S

W

  • NE 2 mph
  • Gusts: 4 mph

Clear

  • Max UV Index: N/A
  • Thunderstorms: 24%
  • Precipitation: 0 in
  • Rain: 0 in
  • Snow: 0 in
  • Ice: 0 in
  • Hours of Precipitation: 0 hrs
  • Hours of Rain: 0 hrs

Temperature History - Aug 1

more Historical Weather Data >
  Today Normal Record 8/1/2013
High 82° 85° 99° (2012) 89°
Low 60° 66° 51° (1898) 63°

Solunar Information for West Des Moines, IA

Sunrise/Sunset

Sunrise / Sunset Illustration

Rises at 6:09 AM with 14:24 of sunlight, then sets at 8:33 PM

Moonrise/Moonset

Astronomy >
Moonrise / Moonset Illustration

Rises at 11:39 AM with 11:33 of moolight, then sets at 11:12 PM

Mon, Aug 4
First
Sun, Aug 10
Full
Sun, Aug 17
Last
Mon, Aug 25
New

Curiosity Tastes Mars

Dec 14, 2012; 5:00 AM ET The Mars Science Laboratory Rover 'Curiosity' continues its sampling and analyzing of the Martian surface.

Fri. Stargazing