Average January Temperature in Ames by Year

This page contains a list of the average monthly high and low temperatures in Ames, Iowa for the month of January each year between 1893 and 2024. It is based on NOAA data.
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What Was the Hottest January Ever in Ames?
2006 was the warmest January in the history of Ames, Iowa. The average daily high temperature was 40.7 °F, and the average low was 24.1 °F.
What Was the Coldest January Ever in Ames?
1912 was the coolest January in the history of Ames, Iowa. The average daily high temperature was 12.7 °F, and the average low was -6.5 °F.
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Year Rank High (°F) Low (°F)
2024 43 28.1 15.0
2023 27 32.1 16.1
2022 97 27.7 3.3
2021 30 31.1 16.0
2020 33 30.4 15.4
2019 76 27.6 9.0
2018 61 29.1 10.2
2017 20 31.4 19.0
2016 57 27.0 13.1
2015 34 32.9 12.7
2014 104 26.0 2.6
2013 42 31.9 11.4
2012 14 37.3 17.0
2011 99 23.8 6.1
2010 105 20.2 8.0
2009 106 24.1 4.0
2008 89 25.8 7.9
2007 46 30.0 12.0
2006 1 40.7 24.1
2005 74 26.1 10.7
2004 80 26.7 8.9
2003 64 29.5 9.7
2002 7 40.6 18.1
2001 45 29.8 12.8
2000 39 32.4 12.5
1999 85 24.7 9.6
1998 37 29.5 15.8
1997 94 24.2 8.0
1996 92 26.0 6.9
1995 82 24.2 11.1
1994 118 19.8 0.6
1993 78 25.6 10.4
1992 10 36.7 20.3
1991 108 22.5 4.3
1990 3 41.7 20.6
1989 4 39.4 21.4
1988 86 26.7 7.6
1987 15 35.8 17.6
1986 25 33.6 15.4
1985 96 26.1 5.7
1984 84 26.1 8.9
1983 22 32.0 17.8
1982 123 19.1 -1.9
1981 26 36.5 11.8
1980 50 28.3 13.2
1979 126 13.5 -2.1
1978 120 18.6 0.5
1977 122 20.3 -2.9
1976 41 33.6 10.1
1975 55 28.7 11.7
1974 90 25.3 8.4
1973 49 28.4 13.1
1972 95 25.7 6.3
1971 107 22.8 4.7
1970 116 19.2 1.6
1969 102 22.7 6.6
1968 63 29.0 10.2
1967 38 32.4 12.8
1966 111 21.6 3.9
1965 72 28.8 8.3
1964 12 37.2 17.3
1963 119 18.4 0.7
1962 110 22.9 3.2
1961 47 31.3 10.6
1960 65 27.1 12.1
1959 100 24.6 5.1
1958 31 30.0 16.7
1957 101 24.0 5.4
1956 71 27.9 9.5
1955 59 28.5 11.4
1954 75 29.9 6.8
1953 40 30.0 14.0
1952 66 29.3 9.4
1951 77 27.7 8.7
1950 73 29.9 6.9
1949 81 26.4 9.2
1948 67 29.1 9.4
1947 19 35.1 15.6
1946 48 30.2 11.6
1945 70 26.7 10.7
1944 6 40.3 18.7
1943 91 25.1 8.2
1942 60 29.3 10.2
1941 35 30.1 15.5
1940 124 16.7 -0.3
1939 11 36.5 19.7
1938 62 28.8 10.5
1937 113 21.8 1.7
1936 121 17.0 0.5
1935 58 27.8 12.1
1934 23 33.2 16.4
1933 2 41.4 22.4
1932 54 28.4 12.4
1931 9 38.9 18.1
1930 114 20.6 1.7
1929 115 20.4 0.9
1928 16 36.5 16.5
1927 36 30.9 14.4
1926 32 33.0 13.5
1925 52 30.8 10.2
1924 109 23.1 3.2
1923 17 34.5 17.5
1922 69 28.5 9.3
1921 5 39.7 20.4
1920 98 24.0 6.8
1919 13 37.3 17.2
1918 117 20.1 0.6
1917 93 27.6 5.1
1916 79 28.8 7.0
1915 83 26.7 8.5
1914 8 40.3 17.5
1913 51 32.3 9.1
1912 127 12.7 -6.5
1911 53 31.8 9.1
1910 87 27.3 7.0
1908 21 36.5 13.6
1907 68 28.1 9.9
1906 24 34.7 14.9
1905 103 27.7 1.0
1903 28 34.3 13.8
1902 44 32.2 10.7
1901 29 33.2 14.1
1900 18 35.6 16.3
1896 56 28.4 11.9
1895 112 25.3 -0.3
1894 88 29.7 4.4
1893 125 18.5 -3.5
Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1999–2024 Ames Municipal Airport location
1964–1998 Ames 8 WSW location
1893–1964 Ames 3 Sw location