Ames December 3 Weather Records

Daily averages and all-time records for weather in Ames, Iowa for the date of December 3.
December 3 All-Time Records
1893–2024
Highest temperature 68 °F 2012
Lowest temperature -15 °F 1919
Lowest daily high 11 °F 1985
Highest daily low 45 °F 1999
Most precipitation 1.03 inches 2011
December 3 Average Weather
1991–2020 1
Average high 38.5 °F
Average low 20.7 °F
Chance precipitation 22.1%
Ames December 3 Weather by Year
Year High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
2023 38 22 0.00 0.0
2022 27 9 0.00 0.0
2021 58 32 0.00 n/a
2020 45 16 0.00 n/a
2019 47 28 0.00 n/a
2018 30 26 0.00 n/a
2017 60 23 0.00 n/a
2016 40 33 0.10 n/a
2015 43 24 0.00 n/a
2014 33 19 0.00 n/a
2013 38 30 0.00 n/a
2012 68 33 0.00 n/a
2011 40 31 1.03 n/a
2010 30 15 0.00 n/a
2009 29 18 0.00 n/a
2008 34 14 0.00 n/a
2007 33 11 0.00 n/a
2006 18 7 0.00 n/a
2005 20 15 0.16 n/a
2004 42 21 0.00 n/a
2003 33 28 0.25 n/a
2002 26 8 0.00 n/a
2001 53 24 0.00 n/a
2000 31 -1 0.00 n/a
1999 58 45 0.18 n/a
1998 60 44 0.00 0.0
1997 37 26 0.22 1.8
1996 27 9 0.06 1.3
1995 52 32 0.00 0.0
1994 46 33 0.00 0.0
1993 43 22 0.00 0.0
1992 31 19 0.00 0.0
1991 21 0 0.00 0.0
1990 34 22 0.90 9.1
1989 31 3 0.00 0.0
1988 45 34 n/a n/a
1987 33 27 0.00 0.0
1986 36 24 0.00 0.0
1985 11 -9 0.05 0.9
1984 24 9 0.00 0.0
1983 25 2 0.00 0.0
1982 54 31 0.00 0.0
1981 36 17 0.06 0.0
1980 30 -1 0.00 0.0
1979 47 21 0.00 0.0
1978 20 8 0.12 0.2
1977 30 19 0.00 0.0
1976 36 3 0.00 0.0
1975 38 26 0.00 0.0
1974 22 7 0.00 0.0
1973 56 30 0.00 0.0
1972 31 6 0.00 0.0
1971 31 22 0.00 0.0
1970 54 34 0.00 0.0
1969 43 28 0.00 0.0
1968 38 31 0.00 0.0
1967 49 15 0.00 0.0
1966 23 1 0.00 0.0
1965 45 29 0.00 0.0
1964 24 15 0.00 0.0
1963 44 15 0.00 0.0
1962 63 40 0.00 0.0
1961 58 36 0.02 0.0
1960 49 28 0.00 0.0
1959 54 29 0.00 0.0
1958 44 26 0.00 0.0
1957 28 20 0.01 0.0
1956 51 30 0.00 0.0
1955 36 32 0.14 0.0
1954 42 16 0.00 0.0
1953 54 35 0.42 0.0
1952 30 25 0.01 0.0
1951 59 42 0.00 0.0
1950 25 9 0.00 0.0
1949 52 30 0.00 0.0
1948 57 25 0.00 0.0
1947 40 24 0.31 n/a
1946 52 18 0.00 0.0
1945 33 23 0.00 0.0
1944 33 25 0.28 0.0
1943 44 19 0.00 0.0
1942 21 -6 0.00 0.0
1941 52 33 0.00 0.0
1940 19 -5 0.00 0.0
1939 39 20 0.00 0.0
1938 50 29 0.00 0.0
1937 40 33 0.00 0.0
1936 43 26 0.00 0.0
1935 33 25 0.00 0.0
1934 34 19 0.12 0.5
1933 49 40 0.39 0.0
1932 43 29 0.09 0.0
1931 45 24 0.00 0.0
1930 32 20 0.00 0.0
1929 24 7 0.00 0.0
1928 38 21 0.16 2.0
1927 28 4 0.02 n/a
1926 41 26 0.00 0.0
1925 39 34 0.12 0.0
1924 n/a 25 0.00 0.0
1923 45 21 0.00 0.0
1922 52 24 0.00 0.0
1921 26 20 0.00 0.0
1920 44 32 0.00 0.0
1919 13 -15 0.00 0.0
1918 40 33 0.00 0.0
1917 37 28 0.00 0.0
1916 56 27 0.00 0.0
1915 43 19 0.00 0.0
1914 n/a 21 0.00 0.0
1913 51 45 0.00 0.0
1912 45 19 0.00 0.0
1911 40 24 0.00 0.0
1910 35 15 0.00 0.0
1909 43 32 0.03 0.0
1908 39 20 0.00 0.0
1907 31 19 0.00 0.0
1906 43 30 0.00 0.0
1905 14 4 0.00 0.0
1904 30 13 0.00 0.0
1903 37 10 0.00 0.0
1902 n/a 9 0.20 2.0
1901 n/a 10 0.00 0.0
1900 36 32 0.00 0.0
1899 32 18 0.00 0.0
1898 n/a 10 0.00 0.0
1897 14 4 n/a n/a
1896 35 9 0.00 0.0
1895 21 0 0.02 n/a
1894 38 8 0.00 0.0
1893 13 -6 0.00 n/a
What's the all-time high for Ames on 12/3?
For the date of Dec 3, the highest temperature ever reached in Ames history is 68 °F which happened in 2012.
Highest Temperatures in Ames on December 3
Rank Temperature Year
1 68 °F 2012
2 63 °F 1962
3 60 °F 1998
3 60 °F 2017
5 59 °F 1951
6 58 °F 1999
6 58 °F 1961
6 58 °F 2021
9 57 °F 1948
10 56 °F 1973
10 56 °F 1916
What's the all-time low for Ames on 12/3?
For the date of Dec 3, the lowest temperature ever reached in Ames history is -15 °F which happened in 1919.
Lowest Temperatures in Ames on December 3
Rank Temperature Year
1 -15 °F 1919
2 -9 °F 1985
3 -6 °F 1942
3 -6 °F 1893
5 -5 °F 1940
6 -1 °F 2000
6 -1 °F 1980
8 0 °F 1895
8 0 °F 1991
10 1 °F 1966
Lowest High Temperatures in Ames on December 3
Rank Temperature Year
1 11 °F 1985
2 13 °F 1919
2 13 °F 1893
4 14 °F 1905
4 14 °F 1897
6 18 °F 2006
7 19 °F 1940
8 20 °F 1978
8 20 °F 2005
10 21 °F 1991
10 21 °F 1895
10 21 °F 1942
What's the most it has ever rained in Ames on 12/3?
For the date of Dec 3, the most precipitation ever recorded in Ames history is 1.03 inches which happened in 2011.
All-Time Most Precipitation in Ames on December 3
Rank Precipitation Year
1 1.03 inches 2011
2 0.90 inches 1990
3 0.42 inches 1953
4 0.39 inches 1933
5 0.31 inches 1947
6 0.28 inches 1944
7 0.25 inches 2003
8 0.22 inches 1997
9 0.20 inches 1902
10 0.18 inches 1999
Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1999–2024 Ames Municipal Airport location
1964–1998 Ames 8 WSW location
1893–1964 Ames 3 Sw location