Ames December 18 Weather Records

Daily averages and all-time records for weather in Ames, Iowa for the date of December 18.
December 18 All-Time Records
1893–2024
Highest temperature 63 °F 1976
Lowest temperature -22 °F 1985
Lowest daily high -2 °F 1983
Highest daily low 34 °F 2002
Most precipitation 0.25 inches 1915
December 18 Average Weather
1991–2020 1
Average high 33.0 °F
Average low 16.1 °F
Chance precipitation 18.4%
Ames December 18 Weather by Year
Year High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
2023 35 13 0.00 0.0
2022 18 5 0.00 0.0
2021 31 20 0.00 n/a
2020 38 21 0.00 n/a
2019 28 7 0.00 n/a
2018 55 24 0.00 n/a
2017 49 20 0.00 n/a
2016 3 -16 0.00 n/a
2015 32 16 0.00 n/a
2014 27 18 0.00 n/a
2013 45 10 0.00 n/a
2012 35 27 0.00 n/a
2011 53 24 0.00 n/a
2010 21 -1 0.00 n/a
2009 28 17 0.00 n/a
2008 20 -3 0.00 n/a
2007 32 16 0.00 n/a
2006 37 22 0.00 n/a
2005 11 2 0.00 n/a
2004 41 10 0.00 n/a
2003 37 29 0.00 n/a
2002 50 34 0.00 n/a
2001 47 24 0.01 n/a
2000 32 11 0.00 n/a
1999 30 5 0.00 n/a
1998 43 32 0.00 0.0
1997 48 29 0.00 0.0
1996 12 1 0.00 0.0
1995 36 30 0.00 0.0
1994 33 8 0.00 0.0
1993 37 31 0.06 0.0
1992 30 25 0.00 0.0
1991 29 5 0.00 0.0
1990 25 1 0.00 0.0
1989 10 -5 0.00 0.0
1988 53 11 n/a n/a
1987 35 18 0.00 0.0
1986 35 27 0.00 0.0
1985 n/a -22 0.00 0.0
1984 22 8 0.00 0.0
1983 -2 -17 0.00 0.0
1982 46 33 0.00 0.0
1981 7 -8 0.00 0.0
1980 50 25 0.00 0.0
1979 46 15 0.00 0.0
1978 41 22 0.00 0.0
1977 36 30 0.00 0.0
1976 63 27 0.00 0.0
1975 19 -5 0.00 0.0
1974 30 9 0.01 0.6
1973 22 18 0.00 0.0
1972 35 12 0.00 0.0
1971 47 8 0.00 0.0
1970 33 24 0.00 0.0
1969 32 28 0.00 0.0
1968 35 28 0.00 0.0
1967 39 28 0.00 0.0
1966 41 25 0.00 0.0
1965 38 16 0.00 0.0
1964 20 -10 0.00 0.0
1963 7 -10 0.00 0.0
1962 58 25 0.00 0.0
1961 28 24 0.00 0.0
1960 32 17 0.00 0.0
1959 39 21 0.00 0.0
1958 38 20 0.00 0.0
1957 38 33 0.14 0.0
1956 27 -5 0.00 0.0
1955 10 -11 0.00 0.0
1954 29 24 0.03 0.4
1953 37 6 0.00 0.0
1952 29 18 0.00 0.0
1951 13 -5 0.02 0.3
1950 17 -11 0.00 0.0
1949 45 21 0.00 0.0
1948 29 23 0.10 1.7
1947 36 23 0.00 0.0
1946 27 8 0.00 0.0
1945 5 -7 0.00 0.0
1944 16 -10 0.00 0.0
1943 42 20 0.00 0.0
1942 25 13 0.00 0.0
1941 53 28 0.00 0.0
1940 32 15 0.00 0.0
1939 51 33 0.00 0.0
1938 27 19 0.00 0.0
1937 31 23 0.00 0.0
1936 31 23 0.00 0.0
1935 35 20 0.00 0.0
1934 35 31 0.00 0.0
1933 41 10 0.00 0.0
1932 22 -5 0.00 0.0
1931 50 28 0.00 0.0
1930 32 22 0.18 n/a
1929 20 0 0.06 0.8
1928 42 20 0.00 0.0
1927 14 -2 0.00 0.0
1926 25 7 0.00 0.0
1925 30 -1 0.00 0.0
1924 6 -3 0.02 n/a
1923 60 25 0.00 0.0
1922 20 -18 0.00 0.0
1921 29 15 0.00 0.0
1920 31 10 0.00 0.0
1919 18 2 0.00 0.0
1918 43 28 0.00 0.0
1917 40 33 0.00 0.0
1916 20 -2 0.00 0.0
1915 24 1 0.25 2.5
1914 33 n/a 0.00 0.0
1913 43 19 0.00 0.0
1912 38 31 0.00 0.0
1911 27 19 0.00 0.0
1910 37 23 0.00 0.0
1909 7 -8 0.00 0.0
1908 33 21 0.00 0.0
1907 23 12 0.00 0.0
1906 24 -5 0.00 0.0
1905 36 25 0.00 0.0
1904 38 15 0.00 0.0
1903 40 12 0.00 0.0
1902 32 7 0.00 0.0
1901 1 -12 0.00 0.0
1900 46 30 0.00 0.0
1899 32 18 0.00 0.0
1898 n/a 15 0.00 0.0
1897 2 -15 n/a n/a
1896 n/a 16 0.00 0.0
1895 47 21 0.00 0.0
1894 43 17 0.00 0.0
1893 38 0 0.00 n/a
What's the all-time high for Ames on 12/18?
For the date of Dec 18, the highest temperature ever reached in Ames history is 63 °F which happened in 1976.
Highest Temperatures in Ames on December 18
Rank Temperature Year
1 63 °F 1976
2 60 °F 1923
3 58 °F 1962
4 55 °F 2018
5 53 °F 1988
5 53 °F 1941
5 53 °F 2011
8 51 °F 1939
9 50 °F 1980
9 50 °F 1931
9 50 °F 2002
What's the all-time low for Ames on 12/18?
For the date of Dec 18, the lowest temperature ever reached in Ames history is -22 °F which happened in 1985.
Lowest Temperatures in Ames on December 18
Rank Temperature Year
1 -22 °F 1985
2 -18 °F 1922
3 -17 °F 1983
4 -16 °F 2016
5 -15 °F 1897
6 -12 °F 1901
7 -11 °F 1955
7 -11 °F 1950
9 -10 °F 1944
9 -10 °F 1963
9 -10 °F 1964
Lowest High Temperatures in Ames on December 18
Rank Temperature Year
1 -2 °F 1983
2 1 °F 1901
3 2 °F 1897
4 3 °F 2016
5 5 °F 1945
6 6 °F 1924
7 7 °F 1909
7 7 °F 1981
7 7 °F 1963
10 10 °F 1989
10 10 °F 1955
What's the most it has ever rained in Ames on 12/18?
For the date of Dec 18, the most precipitation ever recorded in Ames history is 0.25 inches which happened in 1915.
All-Time Most Precipitation in Ames on December 18
Rank Precipitation Year
1 0.25 inches 1915
2 0.18 inches 1930
3 0.14 inches 1957
4 0.10 inches 1948
5 0.06 inches 1929
5 0.06 inches 1993
7 0.03 inches 1954
8 0.02 inches 1924
8 0.02 inches 1951
10 0.01 inches 2001
10 0.01 inches 1974
Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1999–2024 Ames Municipal Airport location
1964–1998 Ames 8 WSW location
1893–1964 Ames 3 Sw location