Polk County, Iowa
To view the watches and warnings information that we have available you will need to select your city, county, or state first.
Enter City, State or Zip Code to Select a Location from the List
Click to view enlarged map

The National Weather Service's Watches, Warnings and Advisories by state counties include: Thunderstorm, Tornado, Flood, Flash Flood, Winter Storm, High Wind, Gale, Small Aircraft, High Surf, Marine, Heat, Air Quality, Ashfall, Hazardous, and Special Statements.
Weather Alerts: Polk County, Iowa
« View county list

Special Weather Statement
Including the cities of Perry, Waukee, Adel, and Des Moines
553 AM CDT Sat May 26 2018

...Near Record Warmth and Hot Conditions Today...

Near record warmth is expected to move into Iowa today and
continue through the holiday weekend. Temperatures are expected to
rise into the mid 90s across the Des Moines Metro Area by this
afternoon with heat index values hovering around 95 degrees
through the afternoon hours.

With this period of warm days being the first prolonged period of
heat for the season, individuals may be more prone to heat
illnesses. The hot and humid conditions may especially impact
urban, densely-populated areas, those individuals without access
to air-conditioning and the elderly.

Please take caution with the heat this weekend. Ways to prevent
heat-related illnesses are to stay hydrated, limit time spent in
the sun, and to take breaks in an air-conditioned environment.


National Weather Service

Providing "weather, water cycle, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy."
Weather Alerts by Type
Air Quality Alert
Blowing Dust Advisory
Coastal Flood Advisory
Coastal Flood Statement
Coastal Flood Warning
Fire Weather Warning
Fire Weather Watch
Flash Flood Warning
Flash Flood Watch
Flood Advisory
Flood Warning
Flood Watch
Frost Advisory
Heat Advisory
High Surf Advisory
High Surf Warning
Hurricane Statement
Rip Current Statement
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Severe Thunderstorm Watch
Special Weather Statement
Storm Surge Watch
Tropical Storm Warning
Tropical Storm Watch
Wind Advisory
Additional Severe Weather Maps
Severe Outlook Today
Severe Outlook Today
WSI's Severe Outlook Map displays current Watches, Warnings and Advisories via County Fill colors.
Severe Outlook Tomorrow
Severe Outlook Tomorrow
WSI's Severe Outlook Forecast Map displaying projected Watches, Warnings and Advisories.
The THUNDERcast map shows areas of probability for regional or national thunderstorms for the current day.
1Km Storm Watch
1Km Storm Watch
The 1Km map allows you to view 1 kilometer (km) resolution radar imagery both nationally and regionally.
Metro Storm Watch
Metro Storm Watch
The Metro map allows you to view 1 kilometer (km) resolution radar imagery.