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January Des Moines Weather
Record High: 62°F
Normal High: 29°F
Normal Low: 12°F
Record Low: -21°F
Avg Monthly Rain: 1.03"
Rec 1 Day Rain: 2.21"
Avg Monthly Snow: 8.3"
Rec 1 Day Snow: 13.7"

Des Moines Weather In January

The highest recorded temperature for Des Moines for the past 71 years in January was 62 degrees Fahrenheit, on January 22, 1967, and the mean high is 29. The record low January temperature in Des Moines for the last 71 years was -21 registered on January 28, 1966, while the average low temperature is 12.

According to National Weather Service historical Des Moines January Weather data, on January 9, 1962, the high temperature did not exceed -7 degrees Fahrenheit, the lowest high measured in Des Moines in the past 71 years. The Weather Service additionally shows that on January 15, 1973, the low for the day did not drop below 47 degrees, the highest low temperature in Des Moines in the last 71 years.

National Weather Service records indicate that the high temperature in Des Moines on January First averages 33 degrees and the high on the last day of the month averages 32 degrees. The low recorded temperature in Des Moines on January First averages 19 degrees Fahrenheit and the low temperature on the final day of January averages 12 degrees.

Des Moines usually receives an average of 1.03 inches of precipitation during the month. January Des Moines Weather records indicated that on January 17, 1960 Des Moines received 2.21 inches of precipitation, the most rain recorded in a single day in January. Des Moines receives an average of 8.3 inches of snow in January.On January 3, 1971 Des Moines received 13.7 inches of precipitation, the highest snowfall recorded in a single day in January.