Ames January 16 Weather Records

Daily averages and all-time records for weather in Ames, Iowa for the date of January 16.
January 16 All-Time Records
1893–2024
Highest temperature 58 °F 1990
Lowest temperature -31 °F 2009
Lowest daily high -1 °F 1977
Highest daily low 36 °F 2023
Most precipitation 0.82 inches 2017
January 16 Average Weather
1991–2020 1
Average high 28.5 °F
Average low 10.9 °F
Chance precipitation 19.0%
Ames January 16 Weather by Year
Year High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
2024 7 -9 0.00 0.0
2023 55 36 0.24 n/a
2022 36 -7 0.00 0.0
2021 30 26 n/a n/a
2020 9 -4 0.00 n/a
2019 30 16 0.00 n/a
2018 8 -7 0.00 n/a
2017 35 30 0.82 n/a
2016 12 -1 0.00 n/a
2015 51 16 0.00 n/a
2014 37 7 0.03 n/a
2013 45 20 0.00 n/a
2012 43 25 0.00 0.0
2011 18 -1 0.00 n/a
2010 30 20 0.00 n/a
2009 15 -31 0.00 n/a
2008 28 15 0.02 n/a
2007 5 -9 0.00 n/a
2006 36 25 0.00 n/a
2005 8 -17 0.00 n/a
2004 38 25 0.45 n/a
2003 28 10 0.00 n/a
2002 28 13 0.03 n/a
2001 23 15 0.00 n/a
2000 28 14 0.00 n/a
1999 40 19 0.00 n/a
1998 22 9 0.07 1.5
1997 15 -7 0.00 0.0
1996 43 24 0.00 0.0
1995 33 22 0.00 0.0
1994 14 -15 0.05 1.0
1993 29 16 0.00 0.0
1992 37 -5 0.00 0.0
1991 26 16 0.00 0.0
1990 58 35 0.00 0.0
1989 43 19 0.00 0.0
1988 40 33 0.00 0.0
1987 21 7 0.00 0.0
1986 47 29 0.00 0.0
1985 23 13 0.00 0.0
1984 18 6 0.00 0.0
1983 30 9 0.00 0.0
1982 n/a -17 0.00 0.0
1981 20 0 0.00 0.0
1980 42 32 0.81 0.0
1979 7 -11 0.00 0.1
1978 11 -5 0.00 0.0
1977 -1 -22 0.00 0.0
1976 36 12 0.00 0.0
1975 21 0 0.02 1.0
1974 40 23 0.00 0.0
1973 44 32 0.00 0.0
1972 30 -5 0.00 0.0
1971 12 -3 0.00 0.0
1970 33 1 0.00 0.0
1969 37 30 0.03 0.0
1968 33 0 0.00 0.0
1967 38 11 0.00 0.0
1966 20 3 0.00 0.2
1965 16 -13 0.00 0.0
1964 30 21 0.00 0.0
1963 13 -15 0.03 0.5
1962 14 -6 0.00 0.0
1961 48 23 0.00 0.0
1960 22 -5 0.00 0.0
1959 8 -4 0.00 0.0
1958 35 31 0.00 0.0
1957 2 -14 0.00 0.0
1956 8 -1 0.00 0.0
1955 30 18 0.00 0.0
1954 13 -6 0.00 0.0
1953 10 -11 0.00 0.0
1952 39 24 0.00 0.0
1951 54 17 0.00 0.0
1950 30 -2 0.00 0.0
1949 39 9 0.02 0.0
1948 9 -5 0.00 0.0
1947 29 -1 0.00 0.0
1946 33 6 0.00 0.0
1945 25 3 0.00 0.0
1944 36 23 0.00 0.0
1943 21 9 0.00 0.0
1942 35 12 0.00 0.0
1941 32 31 0.07 0.0
1940 10 4 0.00 0.0
1939 16 0 0.00 0.0
1938 39 25 0.00 0.0
1937 26 1 0.00 0.0
1936 33 8 0.28 n/a
1935 32 17 0.07 0.0
1934 29 10 0.00 0.0
1933 44 21 0.00 0.0
1932 33 7 0.07 0.0
1931 48 14 0.00 0.0
1930 6 -15 0.00 0.0
1929 14 3 0.00 0.0
1928 35 29 0.00 0.0
1927 34 6 0.00 0.0
1926 42 24 0.00 0.0
1925 28 7 0.04 n/a
1924 25 -9 0.00 0.0
1923 41 17 0.00 0.0
1922 34 8 0.00 0.0
1921 44 12 0.00 0.0
1920 26 11 0.01 0.2
1919 50 30 0.00 0.0
1918 18 4 0.00 0.0
1917 15 -5 0.00 0.0
1916 10 -9 0.00 0.0
1915 40 20 0.40 2.0
1914 45 32 0.00 0.0
1913 47 23 0.02 0.0
1912 17 -10 0.00 0.0
1911 15 7 0.32 4.0
1910 33 16 0.00 0.0
1909 27 17 0.00 0.0
1908 30 4 0.00 0.0
1907 26 11 0.06 n/a
1906 26 11 0.00 0.0
1905 28 3 0.00 0.0
1904 26 8 0.00 0.0
1903 41 23 0.00 0.0
1902 39 12 0.00 0.0
1901 41 23 0.00 0.0
1900 36 30 0.00 0.0
1899 n/a 22 0.00 0.0
1898 32 4 0.00 0.0
1897 n/a 32 0.42 0.0
1896 17 13 n/a n/a
1895 36 14 0.00 0.0
1894 41 29 0.02 0.0
1893 n/a n/a 0.00 n/a
What's the all-time high for Ames on 1/16?
For the date of Jan 16, the highest temperature ever reached in Ames history is 58 °F which happened in 1990.
Highest Temperatures in Ames on January 16
Rank Temperature Year
1 58 °F 1990
2 55 °F 2023
3 54 °F 1951
4 51 °F 2015
5 50 °F 1919
6 48 °F 1961
6 48 °F 1931
8 47 °F 1986
8 47 °F 1913
10 45 °F 1914
10 45 °F 2013
What's the all-time low for Ames on 1/16?
For the date of Jan 16, the lowest temperature ever reached in Ames history is -31 °F which happened in 2009.
Lowest Temperatures in Ames on January 16
Rank Temperature Year
1 -31 °F 2009
2 -22 °F 1977
3 -17 °F 2005
3 -17 °F 1982
5 -15 °F 1994
5 -15 °F 1930
5 -15 °F 1963
8 -14 °F 1957
9 -13 °F 1965
10 -11 °F 1979
10 -11 °F 1953
Lowest High Temperatures in Ames on January 16
Rank Temperature Year
1 -1 °F 1977
2 2 °F 1957
3 5 °F 2007
4 6 °F 1930
5 7 °F 1979
5 7 °F 2024
7 8 °F 2018
7 8 °F 1959
7 8 °F 1956
7 8 °F 2005
What's the most it has ever rained in Ames on 1/16?
For the date of Jan 16, the most precipitation ever recorded in Ames history is 0.82 inches which happened in 2017.
All-Time Most Precipitation in Ames on January 16
Rank Precipitation Year
1 0.82 inches 2017
2 0.81 inches 1980
3 0.45 inches 2004
4 0.42 inches 1897
5 0.40 inches 1915
6 0.32 inches 1911
7 0.28 inches 1936
8 0.24 inches 2023
9 0.07 inches 1998
9 0.07 inches 1935
9 0.07 inches 1941
9 0.07 inches 1932
Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1999–2024 Ames Municipal Airport location
1964–1998 Ames 8 WSW location
1893–1964 Ames 3 Sw location