February weather forecast and climate
Des Moines, IA

City buildings in Des Moines, Iowa
City buildings in Des Moines, Iowa
The last month of the winter, February, is a wintry month in Des Moines, Iowa, with average temperature ranging between min 18°F (-7.8°C) and max 32.4°F (0.2°C).

Temperature

In Des Moines, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in January - a wintry 32.4°F (0.2°C). In Des Moines, the average low-temperature is 18°F (-7.8°C).

Humidity

In February, the average relative humidity is 81%.

Rainfall

In February, in Des Moines, the rain falls for 3 days. Throughout February, 0.51" (13mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Des Moines, during the entire year, the rain falls for 114.4 days and collects up to 16.38" (416mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Des Moines are January through May, October through December. In Des Moines, during 7.8 snowfall days, 2.2" (56mm) of snow is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 30.9 snowfall days, and 7.36" (187mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

The average length of the day in February is 10.6h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Des Moines is 4.8h.

UV index

In February, the average daily maximum UV index is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 2 interpret into the following advice:
Most people can stay in the Sun for up to 1 hour without burning, apart from children that always must be protected from sun exposure. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the temperature in February in Des Moines?

The average high-temperature, in February, is 32.4°F (0.2°C), while the average low-temperature is 18°F (-7.8°C).

What is the average humidity in February in Des Moines?

In February, the average relative humidity is 81%.

How many days does it rain in February in Des Moines?

In Des Moines, Iowa, in February, it is raining for 3 days, with typically 0.51" (13mm) of accumulated precipitation.

How many days does it snow in February in Des Moines?

In Des Moines, in February, snow falls for 7.8 days, with typically accumulated 2.2" (56mm) of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Des Moines have in February?

In February, the average length of the day is 10.6h.

How many hours of sunshine does Des Moines have in February?

The average sunshine in February in Des Moines is 4.8h.

How high is the UV index in February in Des Moines?

In February, the average daily maximum UV index in Des Moines, Iowa, is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health threat from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average high temperature in February: 32.4°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (83.1°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (28.2°F).

  • Average low temperature in February: 18°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (65.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (15.1°F).

Average pressure in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average pressure in February: 30.14"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.16").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.88").

Average wind speed in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average wind speed in February: 10.3mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are January, February, March and April (10.3mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (7mph).

Average humidity in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average humidity in February: 81%

Months with the highest relative humidity are January and June (82%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (70%).

Average rainfall in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average rainfall in February: 0.51"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (2.76").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (0.47").

Average rainfall days in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average rainfall days in February: 3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (15.9 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (3 days).

Average snowfall in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average snowfall in February: 2.2"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (2.24").
Months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

Average snowfall days in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average snowfall days in February: 7.8 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (8.7 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in February / Average sunshine in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average daylight in February: 10.6h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.2h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.2h).

  • Average sunshine in February: 4.8h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.3h).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 4.3h).

Average sunshine days in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average sunshine days in February: 17.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is December (22.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (12.2 days).

Average UV index in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average UV index in February: 2

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 6).
The month with the lowest UV index is January (UV index 1).

Average cloud cover in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average cloud cover in February: 51

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 54).
Months with the least cloud cover are July and September (Cloud cover 29).

Average visibility in February - Des Moines, IA
  • Average visibility in February: 6mi

Months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).