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December Weather In Des Moines  
December Des Moines Weather
Record High: 66°F
Normal High: 33°F
Normal Low: 17°F
Record Low: -13°F
Avg Monthly Rain: 1.33"
Rec 1 Day Rain: 1.09"
Avg Monthly Snow: 6.6"
Rec 1 Day Snow: 6.3"

Des Moines Weather In December

The hottest day in Des Moines Iowa in December for the past 71 years was 66 degrees Fahrenheit, most recently registered on December 2, 1973, while the mean high temperature is 33. In the last 71 years the lowest measured December temperature in Des Moines was -13 most recently measured on December 31, 1968, and the standard low recorded daily temperature is 17.

National Weather Service historical Des Moines December Weather data indicates that on December 31, 1968, the recorded high did not exceed -1 degrees Fahrenheit, the lowest high measured in Des Moines in the past 71 years. Weather Service records additionally indicate that on December 30, 1965, the low for the day was not measured below 52 degrees, the highest low temperature recorded in Des Moines in the last 71 years.

According to the National Weather Service, the high temperature in Des Moines in December on the first day of the month averages 43 degrees and the high on the last day of the month averages 32 degrees. The low temperature in Des Moines in December on the first day of the month averages 27 degrees and the low temperature on the last day of the month averages 17 degrees.

Des Moines usually receives an average of 1.33 inches of rain during the month. December Des Moines Weather records indicate that on December 24, 1973 Des Moines received 1.09 inches of precipitation, the highest amount of rain recorded in a single day in December. Des Moines averages 6.6 inches of snow in December.On December 12, 1972 Des Moines received 6.3 inches of precipitation, the highest snowfall recorded in a single day in December.