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Tropics remain active

The National Hurricane Center has discontinued advisories for Erica as yet another tropical system, Fred, forms in the eastern Atlantic. Remnants of Erika could still produce heavy rainfall and gusty winds across southern and central Florida on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Eastern Pacific remains active, with advisories continuing to be issued for two hurricanes, Jimena and Ignacio.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Des Moines, Des Moines International Airport (KDSM)

Lat: 41.54°NLon: 93.67°WElev: 955ft.

Fog/Mist

18°C

65°F

Humidity 93%
Wind Speed S 6 km/h
Barometer 30.07 in (1017.7 mb)
Dewpoint 17°C (63°F)
Visibility 1.21 km
Last update 30 Aug 9:54 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Des Moines IA

  • Today

    Today: Cloudy early, then gradual clearing, with a high near 26. South wind 8 to 13 km/h.

    Gradual
    Clearing

    High: 26 °C

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Patchy fog after 4am.  Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 19. South southeast wind 5 to 11 km/h.

    Mostly Clear
    then Patchy
    Fog

    Low: 19 °C

  • Monday

    Monday: Patchy fog before 10am.  Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 30. South wind 8 to 18 km/h.

    Patchy Fog
    then Sunny

    High: 30 °C

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 19. South wind 10 to 13 km/h.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 19 °C

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 31. South wind 10 to 16 km/h.

    Sunny

    High: 31 °C

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 21.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 21 °C

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 31.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 31 °C

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 21.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 21 °C

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 32.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 32 °C

Detailed Forecast

Today
Cloudy early, then gradual clearing, with a high near 26. South wind 8 to 13 km/h.
Tonight
Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 19. South southeast wind 5 to 11 km/h.
Monday
Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 30. South wind 8 to 18 km/h.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 19. South wind 10 to 13 km/h.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 31. South wind 10 to 16 km/h.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 31.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 21.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 32.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 21.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 32.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 20.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 31.
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Point Forecast:
Des Moines IA
 41.58°N 93.63°W
10:26 am CDT Aug 30, 2015
10am CDT Aug 30, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 5, 2015
 
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