Ames January 1 Weather Records

Daily averages and all-time records for weather in Ames, Iowa for the date of January 1 (New Year's Day).
January 1 All-Time Records
1893–2024
Highest temperature 53 °F 1894
Lowest temperature -22 °F 2018
Lowest daily high -4 °F 2018
Highest daily low 42 °F 1897
Most precipitation 0.76 inches 1942
January 1 Average Weather
1991–2020 1
Average high 30.2 °F
Average low 13.2 °F
Chance precipitation 18.7%
Ames January 1 Weather by Year
Year High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
2024 33 22 0.00 0.0
2023 42 24 0.00 n/a
2022 9 -3 n/a n/a
2021 25 15 0.00 n/a
2020 46 20 0.00 n/a
2019 19 7 0.00 n/a
2018 -4 -22 0.00 n/a
2017 34 14 0.00 n/a
2016 32 14 0.00 n/a
2015 39 12 0.00 n/a
2014 8 3 0.01 n/a
2013 11 -5 0.00 n/a
2012 37 24 0.00 0.0
2011 15 6 0.00 n/a
2010 6 -9 0.00 n/a
2009 34 18 0.00 n/a
2008 16 3 0.00 n/a
2007 34 18 0.00 n/a
2006 38 27 0.00 n/a
2005 33 22 0.14 n/a
2004 49 23 0.00 n/a
2003 31 23 0.00 n/a
2002 19 2 0.00 n/a
2001 17 -3 0.00 n/a
2000 42 26 0.00 n/a
1999 13 0 0.14 n/a
1998 44 17 0.00 0.0
1997 35 24 0.00 0.0
1996 33 31 0.00 0.0
1995 19 3 0.00 0.0
1994 39 22 0.00 0.0
1993 9 -6 0.00 0.0
1992 33 29 0.09 0.5
1991 26 12 0.00 0.0
1990 31 8 0.00 0.0
1989 33 21 0.00 0.0
1988 16 -4 0.00 0.0
1987 37 18 0.00 0.0
1986 33 10 0.00 0.0
1985 17 5 0.05 2.2
1984 30 17 0.31 4.2
1983 31 19 0.00 0.0
1982 13 -4 0.00 0.0
1981 35 28 0.00 0.0
1980 31 25 0.00 0.0
1979 4 -6 0.00 0.0
1978 26 -2 0.04 1.0
1977 19 -9 0.00 0.0
1976 31 25 0.00 0.0
1975 35 21 0.00 0.0
1974 -1 -19 0.00 0.0
1973 23 7 0.00 0.0
1972 34 23 0.00 0.0
1971 39 24 0.00 0.0
1970 25 7 0.06 0.8
1969 5 -16 0.00 0.0
1968 16 -8 0.00 0.0
1967 33 10 0.00 0.0
1966 38 24 0.02 0.0
1965 35 31 0.16 0.0
1964 47 16 0.00 0.0
1963 27 23 0.00 0.0
1962 32 6 0.00 0.0
1961 26 18 0.00 0.0
1960 30 20 0.00 0.0
1959 24 16 0.04 0.6
1958 18 -6 0.00 0.0
1957 33 10 0.00 0.0
1956 40 20 0.00 0.0
1955 43 22 0.00 0.0
1954 51 23 0.00 0.0
1953 28 24 0.00 0.0
1952 15 -1 0.00 0.0
1951 40 25 0.00 0.0
1950 47 34 0.00 0.0
1949 22 17 0.00 0.0
1948 24 11 0.00 0.0
1947 18 -8 n/a n/a
1946 18 -12 0.00 0.0
1945 15 -5 0.00 0.0
1944 43 12 0.00 0.0
1943 30 25 0.00 0.0
1942 22 8 0.76 8.5
1941 41 34 0.52 0.0
1940 7 -1 0.00 0.0
1939 46 16 0.00 0.0
1938 33 16 0.00 0.0
1937 33 15 0.00 0.0
1936 34 32 0.15 0.0
1935 28 0 0.00 0.0
1934 20 3 0.00 0.0
1933 41 18 0.00 0.0
1932 31 27 0.00 0.0
1931 43 5 0.00 0.0
1930 42 32 0.00 0.0
1929 19 1 0.00 0.0
1928 -1 -10 n/a 0.0
1927 39 22 0.00 0.0
1926 37 26 0.00 0.0
1925 23 13 0.10 n/a
1924 3 -17 0.05 1.0
1923 31 11 0.00 0.0
1922 27 7 0.00 0.0
1921 47 16 0.00 0.0
1920 10 -1 0.00 0.0
1919 10 -4 0.08 1.5
1918 42 0 0.00 0.0
1917 35 15 0.00 0.0
1916 47 32 0.66 0.0
1915 33 10 0.00 0.0
1914 36 20 0.00 0.0
1913 48 27 0.00 0.0
1912 5 -16 0.00 0.0
1911 33 3 0.20 2.0
1910 39 15 0.00 0.0
1909 21 -1 0.00 0.0
1908 33 8 0.00 0.0
1907 32 18 0.00 0.0
1906 31 17 0.00 0.0
1905 47 n/a 0.00 0.0
1904 31 12 0.00 0.0
1903 45 20 0.00 0.0
1902 40 21 0.00 0.0
1901 21 -8 0.00 0.0
1900 20 5 0.00 0.0
1899 n/a -7 0.00 0.0
1898 n/a n/a 0.00 0.0
1897 n/a 42 0.30 0.0
1896 34 0 n/a n/a
1895 24 3 0.00 0.0
1894 53 10 0.00 0.0
1893 30 8 0.00 0.0
What's the all-time high for Ames on 1/1?
For the date of Jan 1, the highest temperature ever reached in Ames history is 53 °F which happened in 1894.
Highest Temperatures in Ames on January 1
Rank Temperature Year
1 53 °F 1894
2 51 °F 1954
3 49 °F 2004
4 48 °F 1913
5 47 °F 1964
5 47 °F 1950
5 47 °F 1921
5 47 °F 1916
5 47 °F 1905
10 46 °F 1939
10 46 °F 2020
What's the all-time low for Ames on 1/1?
For the date of Jan 1, the lowest temperature ever reached in Ames history is -22 °F which happened in 2018.
Lowest Temperatures in Ames on January 1
Rank Temperature Year
1 -22 °F 2018
2 -19 °F 1974
3 -17 °F 1924
4 -16 °F 1969
4 -16 °F 1912
6 -12 °F 1946
7 -10 °F 1928
8 -9 °F 2010
8 -9 °F 1977
10 -8 °F 1901
10 -8 °F 1968
10 -8 °F 1947
Lowest High Temperatures in Ames on January 1
Rank Temperature Year
1 -4 °F 2018
2 -1 °F 1928
2 -1 °F 1974
4 3 °F 1924
5 4 °F 1979
6 5 °F 1969
6 5 °F 1912
8 6 °F 2010
9 7 °F 1940
10 8 °F 2014
What's the most it has ever rained in Ames on 1/1?
For the date of Jan 1, the most precipitation ever recorded in Ames history is 0.76 inches which happened in 1942.
All-Time Most Precipitation in Ames on January 1
Rank Precipitation Year
1 0.76 inches 1942
2 0.66 inches 1916
3 0.52 inches 1941
4 0.31 inches 1984
5 0.30 inches 1897
6 0.20 inches 1911
7 0.16 inches 1965
8 0.15 inches 1936
9 0.14 inches 2005
9 0.14 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