The National Weather Service is watching systems to see if more snow is going to fall in Des Moines in 2009. So far, a total of 27.2 inches of snow have been recorded at the Des Moines Airport. That is a record amount of snow for a December in Des Moines. December 2009 is now the third snowiest month on record. March 1912 with a total of 28 inches of snow is currently in second place, and January 1886 when 37 inches of snow fell has a distinction of being the snowiest month on record in Des Moines.