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An Emergency Snow Parking Ban is in effect for West Des Moines from 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 18, to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 19. The Emergency Parking Ban applies to all streets in West Des Moines. During an Emergency Parking Ban, cars are subject to a $50 fine and/or towing. 



The rapidly growing community of West Des Moines recognizes the importance of quality of life which includes improvements in human development, education, health, environmental sustainability, as well as recreational amenities and social infrastructure.The City offers a wide variety of employment opportunities from retail to office to industrial. Housing options range from apartments to upscale townhomes and historic areas to new developments featuring every amenity. West Des Moines is an attractive place to live for all types of people from young adults to empty nesters! So many choices for working, dining, shopping, and living is certainly part of the appeal of West Des Moines.

Demographics 

Demographics: Click to see various demographic information about the City of West Des Moines and to view the City's Factbook.

Climate

The West Des Moines climate is described by meteorologists as “continental,” meaning there are marked seasonal contrasts in temperatures and precipitation.

West Des Moines averages 202 sunny or mostly sunny days per year.

Average temperatures: Spring (47), Summer (75), Fall (50) and Winter (23)

Average annual rainfall: 32.1 inchesIMG_0451

Average annual snowfall: 31.6 inches