Ames December 31 Weather Records

Daily averages and all-time records for weather in Ames, Iowa for the date of December 31 (New Year's Eve).
December 31 All-Time Records
1893–2024
Highest temperature 59 °F 1965
Lowest temperature -17 °F 1976
Lowest daily high -6 °F 2017
Highest daily low 42 °F 1896
Most precipitation 1.01 inches 2006
December 31 Average Weather
1991–2020 1
Average high 30.3 °F
Average low 13.5 °F
Chance precipitation 18.4%
Ames December 31 Weather by Year
Year High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
2023 32 25 0.00 n/a
2022 37 24 0.00 n/a
2021 29 9 0.00 n/a
2020 23 5 0.00 n/a
2019 32 18 0.00 n/a
2018 34 19 0.06 n/a
2017 -6 -16 n/a n/a
2016 33 18 0.00 n/a
2015 22 6 0.00 n/a
2014 21 -2 0.00 n/a
2013 10 -6 0.00 n/a
2012 24 5 0.00 n/a
2011 49 32 0.00 n/a
2010 33 8 0.03 n/a
2009 18 2 0.01 n/a
2008 20 1 0.00 n/a
2007 19 7 0.00 n/a
2006 50 28 1.01 n/a
2005 34 29 0.00 n/a
2004 41 23 0.00 n/a
2003 35 18 0.00 n/a
2002 39 12 0.00 n/a
2001 21 2 0.00 n/a
2000 11 4 0.00 n/a
1999 48 22 0.00 n/a
1998 9 -13 0.00 0.0
1997 24 5 0.00 0.0
1996 26 14 0.00 n/a
1995 33 30 0.00 0.0
1994 32 19 0.03 1.1
1993 40 16 0.00 0.0
1992 10 -4 0.00 0.0
1991 33 30 0.01 0.0
1990 21 -8 0.00 0.0
1989 30 26 0.00 0.0
1988 34 15 n/a n/a
1987 35 6 0.00 0.0
1986 42 22 0.00 0.0
1985 32 13 0.00 0.0
1984 28 13 0.00 0.0
1983 26 16 0.00 0.0
1982 32 15 0.00 0.0
1981 36 11 0.05 0.8
1980 40 28 0.00 0.0
1979 34 28 0.00 0.0
1978 6 2 0.04 1.0
1977 28 18 0.29 4.8
1976 6 -17 0.00 0.0
1975 34 20 0.00 0.0
1974 35 28 0.00 0.0
1973 -4 -14 0.00 0.0
1972 24 14 0.00 0.2
1971 33 7 0.00 0.0
1970 35 13 0.00 0.0
1969 24 15 0.00 0.0
1968 -4 -10 0.00 0.0
1967 17 -14 0.00 0.0
1966 30 9 0.00 0.0
1965 59 30 0.00 0.0
1964 35 17 0.00 0.0
1963 29 16 0.00 0.0
1962 23 9 0.00 0.0
1961 22 13 0.00 0.0
1960 34 20 0.00 0.0
1959 27 9 0.00 0.0
1958 25 17 0.12 2.0
1957 21 7 0.20 3.2
1956 42 32 0.00 0.0
1955 44 14 0.00 0.0
1954 31 7 0.00 0.0
1953 48 12 0.00 0.0
1952 27 23 0.00 0.0
1951 34 15 0.00 0.0
1950 42 22 0.00 0.0
1949 42 36 0.01 0.0
1948 26 21 0.00 0.0
1947 20 7 0.00 0.0
1946 5 -14 0.00 0.0
1945 17 5 0.02 n/a
1944 33 14 0.00 0.0
1943 36 12 0.00 0.0
1942 31 15 0.00 0.0
1941 30 14 0.05 0.5
1940 34 31 0.12 0.5
1939 11 -3 0.00 0.0
1938 37 9 0.00 0.0
1937 43 32 0.00 0.0
1936 28 18 0.00 0.0
1935 33 18 0.00 0.0
1934 33 11 0.01 n/a
1933 45 20 0.00 0.0
1932 25 3 0.00 0.0
1931 37 30 0.95 n/a
1930 33 16 0.00 0.0
1929 45 25 0.00 0.0
1928 33 18 0.00 0.0
1927 4 -8 0.00 0.0
1926 40 26 0.00 0.0
1925 36 -1 0.00 0.0
1924 19 8 0.00 0.0
1923 15 -5 0.02 0.0
1922 40 14 0.00 0.0
1921 39 22 0.00 0.0
1920 45 18 0.00 0.0
1919 19 8 0.00 0.0
1918 28 9 0.08 n/a
1917 18 7 0.00 0.0
1916 35 5 0.14 n/a
1915 35 27 0.16 0.0
1914 21 2 0.00 0.0
1913 38 11 0.00 0.0
1912 46 21 0.00 0.0
1911 18 -2 0.07 n/a
1910 40 28 0.00 0.0
1909 39 11 0.00 0.0
1908 18 2 0.00 0.0
1907 45 8 0.00 0.0
1906 36 23 0.00 0.0
1905 38 7 0.00 0.0
1904 n/a 8 0.00 0.0
1903 45 10 0.00 0.0
1902 44 12 0.00 0.0
1901 42 n/a 0.00 0.0
1900 17 -3 0.00 0.0
1899 9 -8 0.00 0.0
1898 n/a -15 0.00 0.0
1897 n/a 5 n/a n/a
1896 n/a 42 0.24 0.0
1895 22 -3 0.00 0.0
1894 23 -2 0.00 0.0
1893 37 -6 0.00 n/a
What's the all-time high for Ames on 12/31?
For the date of Dec 31, the highest temperature ever reached in Ames history is 59 °F which happened in 1965.
Highest Temperatures in Ames on December 31
Rank Temperature Year
1 59 °F 1965
2 50 °F 2006
3 49 °F 2011
4 48 °F 1999
4 48 °F 1953
6 46 °F 1912
7 45 °F 1903
7 45 °F 1907
7 45 °F 1933
7 45 °F 1920
7 45 °F 1929
What's the all-time low for Ames on 12/31?
For the date of Dec 31, the lowest temperature ever reached in Ames history is -17 °F which happened in 1976.
Lowest Temperatures in Ames on December 31
Rank Temperature Year
1 -17 °F 1976
2 -16 °F 2017
3 -15 °F 1898
4 -14 °F 1973
4 -14 °F 1967
4 -14 °F 1946
7 -13 °F 1998
8 -10 °F 1968
9 -8 °F 1927
9 -8 °F 1990
9 -8 °F 1899
Lowest High Temperatures in Ames on December 31
Rank Temperature Year
1 -6 °F 2017
2 -4 °F 1973
2 -4 °F 1968
4 4 °F 1927
5 5 °F 1946
6 6 °F 1976
6 6 °F 1978
8 9 °F 1899
8 9 °F 1998
10 10 °F 1992
10 10 °F 2013
What's the most it has ever rained in Ames on 12/31?
For the date of Dec 31, the most precipitation ever recorded in Ames history is 1.01 inches which happened in 2006.
All-Time Most Precipitation in Ames on December 31
Rank Precipitation Year
1 1.01 inches 2006
2 0.95 inches 1931
3 0.29 inches 1977
4 0.24 inches 1896
5 0.20 inches 1957
6 0.16 inches 1915
7 0.14 inches 1916
8 0.12 inches 1958
8 0.12 inches 1940
10 0.08 inches 1918
Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1999–2024 Ames Municipal Airport location
1964–1998 Ames 8 WSW location
1893–1964 Ames 3 Sw location