Ames August 17 Weather Records

Daily averages and all-time records for weather in Ames, Iowa for the date of August 17.
August 17 All-Time Records
1893–2024
Highest temperature 102 °F 1988
Lowest temperature 43 °F 1897
Lowest daily high 70 °F 2010
Highest daily low 81 °F 1913
Most precipitation 2.55 inches 1932
August 17 Average Weather
1991–2020 1
Average high 81.6 °F
Average low 60.3 °F
Chance precipitation 37.0%
Ames August 17 Weather by Year
Year High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
2023 77 54 0.00 0.0
2022 83 56 0.00 n/a
2021 88 56 0.00 n/a
2020 82 56 0.00 n/a
2019 83 58 0.01 n/a
2018 84 65 0.00 n/a
2017 79 60 0.00 n/a
2016 86 65 0.15 n/a
2015 75 67 0.67 n/a
2014 84 60 0.00 n/a
2013 81 50 0.00 0.0
2012 76 46 0.00 n/a
2011 84 59 0.00 n/a
2010 70 63 0.39 n/a
2009 80 61 0.00 n/a
2008 81 57 0.00 n/a
2007 79 58 0.17 n/a
2006 80 66 0.59 n/a
2005 82 58 0.07 n/a
2004 79 57 0.32 n/a
2003 93 64 0.00 n/a
2002 74 49 0.61 n/a
2001 80 52 0.01 n/a
2000 74 61 0.00 n/a
1999 85 56 0.00 n/a
1998 84 71 0.00 0.0
1997 83 64 0.00 0.0
1996 76 58 0.00 0.0
1995 90 70 0.00 0.0
1994 84 64 0.00 0.0
1993 84 65 0.00 0.0
1992 74 52 0.00 0.0
1991 80 61 0.00 0.0
1990 88 71 0.20 0.0
1989 81 53 0.00 0.0
1988 102 71 0.00 0.0
1987 84 62 0.00 0.0
1986 87 66 0.02 0.0
1985 79 61 0.30 0.0
1984 81 70 0.11 0.0
1983 99 74 0.00 0.0
1982 86 63 0.00 0.0
1981 71 50 0.00 0.0
1980 80 63 0.03 0.0
1979 88 67 0.02 0.0
1978 85 63 0.12 0.0
1977 73 56 0.00 0.0
1976 84 61 0.00 0.0
1975 82 58 0.00 0.0
1974 82 58 0.19 0.0
1973 87 57 0.01 0.0
1972 91 68 0.00 0.0
1971 84 53 0.00 0.0
1970 81 59 0.14 0.0
1969 87 64 0.00 0.0
1968 87 53 0.00 0.0
1967 86 66 0.00 0.0
1966 89 60 0.00 0.0
1965 93 64 0.05 0.0
1964 82 55 0.00 0.0
1963 76 54 0.00 0.0
1962 78 51 0.00 0.0
1961 86 62 0.00 0.0
1960 86 66 0.17 0.0
1959 88 60 0.00 0.0
1958 92 62 0.00 0.0
1957 81 56 0.00 0.0
1956 79 69 0.14 0.0
1955 96 58 0.00 0.0
1954 76 57 2.51 0.0
1953 79 55 0.00 0.0
1952 85 61 0.00 0.0
1951 80 60 0.32 0.0
1950 78 65 0.00 0.0
1949 91 68 0.00 0.0
1948 90 62 0.00 0.0
1947 98 72 0.00 0.0
1946 88 66 n/a 0.0
1945 89 59 0.00 0.0
1944 81 59 0.03 0.0
1943 72 50 0.00 0.0
1942 84 55 0.00 0.0
1941 72 58 1.88 0.0
1940 77 69 0.02 0.0
1939 80 64 0.00 0.0
1938 80 56 0.00 0.0
1937 94 68 0.80 0.0
1936 93 68 0.00 0.0
1935 92 65 0.00 0.0
1934 88 62 0.00 0.0
1933 88 59 0.00 0.0
1932 86 67 2.55 0.0
1931 92 63 0.00 0.0
1930 78 64 0.00 0.0
1929 82 58 0.00 0.0
1928 80 66 0.22 0.0
1927 78 59 0.12 0.0
1926 83 64 0.00 0.0
1925 86 63 0.00 0.0
1924 74 53 0.00 0.0
1923 78 52 0.00 0.0
1922 95 69 0.00 0.0
1921 81 61 0.00 0.0
1920 89 58 0.00 0.0
1919 81 62 0.00 0.0
1918 88 71 0.12 0.0
1917 86 54 0.00 0.0
1916 93 67 0.00 0.0
1915 73 61 0.12 0.0
1914 n/a n/a 0.00 0.0
1913 97 81 0.00 0.0
1912 91 64 1.89 0.0
1911 87 67 0.00 0.0
1910 83 64 0.03 0.0
1909 90 65 0.00 0.0
1908 n/a n/a 0.00 0.0
1907 84 n/a 0.00 0.0
1906 90 71 0.04 0.0
1905 85 62 0.00 0.0
1904 75 58 0.61 0.0
1903 85 59 0.00 0.0
1902 75 62 1.64 0.0
1901 92 57 0.00 0.0
1900 89 67 1.01 0.0
1899 90 60 0.00 0.0
1898 84 56 0.00 0.0
1897 71 43 0.05 0.0
1896 n/a n/a 0.00 0.0
1895 85 64 0.00 0.0
1894 98 61 0.00 0.0
1893 83 49 0.00 0.0
What's the all-time high for Ames on 8/17?
For the date of Aug 17, the highest temperature ever reached in Ames history is 102 °F which happened in 1988.
Highest Temperatures in Ames on August 17
Rank Temperature Year
1 102 °F 1988
2 99 °F 1983
3 98 °F 1894
3 98 °F 1947
5 97 °F 1913
6 96 °F 1955
7 95 °F 1922
8 94 °F 1937
9 93 °F 2003
9 93 °F 1965
9 93 °F 1916
9 93 °F 1936
What's the all-time low for Ames on 8/17?
For the date of Aug 17, the lowest temperature ever reached in Ames history is 43 °F which happened in 1897.
Lowest Temperatures in Ames on August 17
Rank Temperature Year
1 43 °F 1897
2 46 °F 2012
3 49 °F 1893
3 49 °F 2002
5 50 °F 1981
5 50 °F 1943
5 50 °F 2013
8 51 °F 1962
9 52 °F 1923
9 52 °F 2001
9 52 °F 1992
Lowest High Temperatures in Ames on August 17
Rank Temperature Year
1 70 °F 2010
2 71 °F 1897
2 71 °F 1981
4 72 °F 1943
4 72 °F 1941
6 73 °F 1915
6 73 °F 1977
8 74 °F 1992
8 74 °F 1924
8 74 °F 2000
8 74 °F 2002
What's the most it has ever rained in Ames on 8/17?
For the date of Aug 17, the most precipitation ever recorded in Ames history is 2.55 inches which happened in 1932.
All-Time Most Precipitation in Ames on August 17
Rank Precipitation Year
1 2.55 inches 1932
2 2.51 inches 1954
3 1.89 inches 1912
4 1.88 inches 1941
5 1.64 inches 1902
6 1.01 inches 1900
7 0.80 inches 1937
8 0.67 inches 2015
9 0.61 inches 1904
9 0.61 inches 2002
Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1999–2024 Ames Municipal Airport location
1964–1998 Ames 8 WSW location
1893–1964 Ames 3 Sw location