Des Moines - Highest Temperature for Each Year





Here's where you'll find answers to questions about the highest temperatures and hottest days in Des Moines, Iowa. How hot did it get in 2018? When was the last time thermometers in Des Moines rose above 105 °F? What was the highest temperature in Des Moines five decades ago? Answers to those questions and much more can be found quickly and easily in the list below of record high temperatures.

This page gives the highest temperature for each year in Des Moines and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign means it was that hot on at least one other day earlier that year.

These records were observed at Des Moines International Airport and go back to 1946. The highest temperature measured during that time was 108 degrees Fahrenheit (42 Celsius) on August 16, 1983.

Highest Des Moines temperatures in recent years
Max °F Date Max °C
99 May 27, 2018 37
101 July 21, 2017 38
97 July 21, 2016 36
97 July 13, 2015 36
93 September 04, 2014 + 34
104 August 30, 2013 40
106 July 25, 2012 41
99 August 02, 2011 + 37
97 July 14, 2010 36
Highest temperature recorded at Des Moines each year
Max °F Date Max °C
97 June 23, 2009 36
95 August 03, 2008 35
96 July 17, 2007 36
100 July 19, 2006 38
98 July 23, 2005 37
91 August 03, 2004 + 33
101 August 25, 2003 38
97 July 20, 2002 36
99 July 22, 2001 37
98 September 02, 2000 37
100 July 29, 1999 38
98 July 20, 1998 37
96 July 25, 1997 36
95 June 29, 1996 35
101 July 13, 1995 38
95 July 19, 1994 35
92 August 26, 1993 33
92 July 07, 1992 + 33
96 July 22, 1991 + 36
97 September 06, 1990 + 36
99 July 10, 1989 + 37
104 August 17, 1988 + 40
101 August 01, 1987 38
94 July 28, 1986 + 34
101 June 08, 1985 38
100 August 28, 1984 + 38
108 August 16, 1983 42
98 August 03, 1982 37
97 July 12, 1981 36
102 July 30, 1980 + 39
97 August 07, 1979 36
97 September 07, 1978 36
103 July 13, 1977 + 39
97 July 09, 1976 36
99 August 23, 1975 + 37
104 July 21, 1974 + 40
95 June 08, 1973 35
98 July 10, 1972 37
98 June 27, 1971 + 37
99 July 14, 1970 + 37
95 July 12, 1969 35
96 August 23, 1968 + 36
98 May 25, 1967 37
100 July 10, 1966 38
99 August 13, 1965 + 37
100 August 02, 1964 38
97 August 02, 1963 + 36
96 August 23, 1962 + 36
97 June 30, 1961 36
98 August 03, 1960 37
97 August 28, 1959 36
96 August 28, 1958 36
102 July 12, 1957 39
103 July 26, 1956 39
105 July 31, 1955 41
103 July 13, 1954 + 39
99 September 28, 1953 + 37
100 July 27, 1952 38
96 August 30, 1951 36
93 June 25, 1950 34
97 July 01, 1949 36
101 July 06, 1948 38
102 August 03, 1947 39
96 July 18, 1946 + 36
Reference

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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