Ames December 17 Weather Records

Daily averages and all-time records for weather in Ames, Iowa for the date of December 17.
December 17 All-Time Records
1893–2024
Highest temperature 65 °F 1939
Lowest temperature -12 °F 1983
Lowest daily high 2 °F 1983
Highest daily low 36 °F 1966
Most precipitation 0.31 inches 1990
December 17 Average Weather
1991–2020 1
Average high 33.5 °F
Average low 16.5 °F
Chance precipitation 18.8%
Ames December 17 Weather by Year
Year High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
2023 38 34 0.00 0.0
2022 19 9 0.00 n/a
2021 39 19 0.00 n/a
2020 28 19 0.00 n/a
2019 37 17 0.00 n/a
2018 46 21 0.00 n/a
2017 39 24 0.00 n/a
2016 19 -7 0.00 n/a
2015 34 22 0.00 n/a
2014 27 13 0.00 n/a
2013 34 11 0.00 n/a
2012 30 22 0.00 n/a
2011 40 24 0.00 n/a
2010 22 0 0.00 n/a
2009 32 18 0.00 n/a
2008 12 -5 0.01 n/a
2007 29 4 0.00 n/a
2006 40 28 0.00 n/a
2005 14 3 0.00 n/a
2004 35 11 0.00 n/a
2003 35 11 0.01 n/a
2002 41 31 0.00 n/a
2001 45 22 0.00 n/a
2000 30 3 0.00 n/a
1999 25 13 0.00 n/a
1998 40 20 0.00 0.0
1997 40 20 0.00 0.0
1996 33 10 0.00 0.0
1995 35 27 0.00 0.0
1994 34 15 0.00 0.0
1993 39 35 0.08 0.0
1992 27 24 0.00 0.0
1991 38 26 0.00 0.0
1990 33 23 0.31 1.6
1989 12 1 0.00 0.0
1988 28 14 n/a n/a
1987 24 5 0.00 0.0
1986 34 26 0.00 0.0
1985 n/a -9 0.21 3.8
1984 29 19 0.00 0.0
1983 2 -12 0.02 2.0
1982 41 20 0.00 0.0
1981 10 -6 0.00 0.0
1980 53 30 0.00 0.0
1979 27 -4 0.00 0.0
1978 37 12 0.00 0.0
1977 47 35 0.14 0.0
1976 48 28 0.00 0.0
1975 14 -2 0.00 0.0
1974 20 16 0.00 0.0
1973 22 5 0.00 0.0
1972 28 3 0.00 0.0
1971 23 7 0.00 0.0
1970 33 22 0.00 0.0
1969 30 26 0.00 0.0
1968 36 17 0.00 0.0
1967 44 30 0.15 0.0
1966 51 36 0.00 0.0
1965 33 18 0.00 0.0
1964 5 -12 0.00 0.0
1963 14 6 0.16 2.0
1962 53 25 0.00 0.0
1961 29 20 0.05 0.5
1960 35 14 0.00 0.0
1959 47 30 0.00 0.0
1958 38 9 0.00 0.0
1957 39 33 0.00 0.0
1956 34 6 0.00 0.0
1955 23 8 0.15 2.0
1954 33 27 0.07 1.0
1953 18 -5 0.00 0.0
1952 38 20 0.00 0.0
1951 14 -6 0.17 2.0
1950 7 -6 0.00 0.0
1949 46 29 0.00 0.0
1948 28 14 0.00 0.0
1947 41 14 0.00 0.0
1946 27 9 0.00 0.0
1945 5 -8 0.00 0.0
1944 29 9 0.00 0.0
1943 38 5 0.00 0.0
1942 42 22 0.00 0.0
1941 53 29 0.00 0.0
1940 17 2 0.00 0.0
1939 65 28 0.00 0.0
1938 36 10 0.00 0.0
1937 36 11 0.00 0.0
1936 34 24 0.00 0.0
1935 34 15 0.00 0.0
1934 33 25 0.00 0.0
1933 36 18 0.00 0.0
1932 24 -9 0.00 0.0
1931 40 22 0.00 0.0
1930 31 8 0.00 0.0
1929 32 17 0.00 0.0
1928 37 24 0.00 0.0
1927 13 1 0.00 0.0
1926 18 10 0.00 0.0
1925 19 6 0.00 0.0
1924 5 -3 0.00 0.0
1923 45 21 0.00 0.0
1922 15 -8 0.00 0.0
1921 32 17 0.15 1.0
1920 42 22 0.00 0.0
1919 12 0 0.00 0.0
1918 43 28 0.00 0.0
1917 40 15 0.00 0.0
1916 29 14 0.00 0.0
1915 26 0 0.00 0.0
1914 16 -4 0.00 0.0
1913 45 21 0.00 0.0
1912 38 13 0.02 0.0
1911 27 22 0.21 n/a
1910 37 15 0.00 0.0
1909 17 -3 0.00 0.0
1908 35 32 0.12 0.0
1907 32 21 0.00 0.0
1906 25 6 0.00 0.0
1905 49 20 0.00 0.0
1904 n/a 13 0.00 0.0
1903 29 4 0.00 0.0
1902 30 13 0.00 0.0
1901 10 -5 0.00 0.0
1900 37 31 0.00 0.0
1899 29 12 0.00 0.0
1898 n/a 12 0.00 0.0
1897 9 -5 n/a n/a
1896 39 n/a 0.00 0.0
1895 37 32 0.25 0.0
1894 38 18 0.00 0.0
1893 27 -6 0.00 n/a
What's the all-time high for Ames on 12/17?
For the date of Dec 17, the highest temperature ever reached in Ames history is 65 °F which happened in 1939.
Highest Temperatures in Ames on December 17
Rank Temperature Year
1 65 °F 1939
2 53 °F 1980
2 53 °F 1962
2 53 °F 1941
5 51 °F 1966
6 49 °F 1905
7 48 °F 1976
8 47 °F 1959
8 47 °F 1977
10 46 °F 1949
10 46 °F 2018
What's the all-time low for Ames on 12/17?
For the date of Dec 17, the lowest temperature ever reached in Ames history is -12 °F which has happened 2 times, most recently in 1983.
Lowest Temperatures in Ames on December 17
Rank Temperature Year
1 -12 °F 1983
1 -12 °F 1964
3 -9 °F 1932
3 -9 °F 1985
5 -8 °F 1945
5 -8 °F 1922
7 -7 °F 2016
8 -6 °F 1950
8 -6 °F 1893
8 -6 °F 1951
8 -6 °F 1981
Lowest High Temperatures in Ames on December 17
Rank Temperature Year
1 2 °F 1983
2 5 °F 1924
2 5 °F 1964
2 5 °F 1945
5 7 °F 1950
6 9 °F 1897
7 10 °F 1981
7 10 °F 1901
9 12 °F 2008
9 12 °F 1989
9 12 °F 1919
What's the most it has ever rained in Ames on 12/17?
For the date of Dec 17, the most precipitation ever recorded in Ames history is 0.31 inches which happened in 1990.
All-Time Most Precipitation in Ames on December 17
Rank Precipitation Year
1 0.31 inches 1990
2 0.25 inches 1895
3 0.21 inches 1911
3 0.21 inches 1985
5 0.17 inches 1951
6 0.16 inches 1963
7 0.15 inches 1955
7 0.15 inches 1967
7 0.15 inches 1921
10 0.14 inches 1977
Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1999–2024 Ames Municipal Airport location
1964–1998 Ames 8 WSW location
1893–1964 Ames 3 Sw location