Ames January 18 Weather Records

Daily averages and all-time records for weather in Ames, Iowa for the date of January 18.
January 18 All-Time Records
1893–2024
Highest temperature 56 °F 1951
Lowest temperature -22 °F 1940
Lowest daily high -9 °F 1994
Highest daily low 34 °F 1986
Most precipitation 0.59 inches 1996
January 18 Average Weather
1991–2020 1
Average high 28.6 °F
Average low 11.1 °F
Chance precipitation 19.6%
Ames January 18 Weather by Year
Year High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
2024 20 4 n/a n/a
2023 35 29 0.51 n/a
2022 41 16 0.00 n/a
2021 31 14 0.00 n/a
2020 31 -1 n/a n/a
2019 23 14 n/a n/a
2018 35 15 0.00 n/a
2017 47 29 0.00 n/a
2016 8 -5 0.00 n/a
2015 46 26 0.00 n/a
2014 37 8 0.01 n/a
2013 50 21 0.00 n/a
2012 28 -4 0.00 0.0
2011 25 6 0.02 n/a
2010 29 18 0.00 n/a
2009 32 22 0.00 n/a
2008 14 -3 0.00 n/a
2007 28 19 0.00 n/a
2006 49 12 0.00 n/a
2005 36 -7 0.00 n/a
2004 26 2 0.00 n/a
2003 20 2 0.00 n/a
2002 24 10 0.00 n/a
2001 33 12 0.00 n/a
2000 37 18 0.00 n/a
1999 33 7 0.02 n/a
1998 21 3 0.00 0.0
1997 17 -6 0.00 0.0
1996 52 -6 0.59 1.0
1995 28 10 0.00 0.0
1994 -9 -21 0.00 0.0
1993 16 -4 0.00 0.0
1992 14 3 0.00 0.0
1991 31 5 0.00 0.0
1990 35 23 0.00 0.0
1989 45 33 0.00 0.0
1988 31 28 0.00 0.0
1987 31 10 0.00 0.0
1986 44 34 0.00 0.0
1985 36 11 0.00 0.0
1984 7 -15 0.00 0.0
1983 22 12 0.00 0.0
1982 27 9 0.00 0.0
1981 50 17 0.00 0.0
1980 31 22 0.00 0.0
1979 18 2 0.00 0.0
1978 20 2 0.00 0.0
1977 10 -8 0.00 0.0
1976 39 5 0.00 0.0
1975 35 27 0.00 0.0
1974 38 29 0.00 0.0
1973 48 34 0.02 0.0
1972 48 32 0.00 0.0
1971 13 8 0.00 0.0
1970 -4 -18 0.00 0.0
1969 26 19 0.00 0.0
1968 39 27 0.00 0.0
1967 6 -20 0.00 0.0
1966 14 3 0.00 0.2
1965 29 5 0.00 0.0
1964 48 21 0.00 0.0
1963 20 -6 0.00 0.0
1962 2 -5 0.02 0.3
1961 34 24 0.03 0.5
1960 26 12 0.18 2.6
1959 32 -4 0.03 0.5
1958 32 26 0.00 0.0
1957 28 3 0.00 0.0
1956 16 10 0.10 1.5
1955 24 18 0.18 3.5
1954 31 3 0.00 0.0
1953 28 16 0.00 0.0
1952 41 22 0.00 0.0
1951 56 31 0.00 0.0
1950 10 -4 0.03 1.0
1949 23 13 0.11 2.0
1948 30 5 0.00 0.0
1947 52 22 0.00 0.0
1946 46 25 n/a n/a
1945 38 26 0.05 0.5
1944 54 31 0.00 0.0
1943 -5 -10 0.13 n/a
1942 37 30 0.00 0.0
1941 10 -3 0.00 0.0
1940 1 -22 0.00 0.0
1939 19 4 0.00 0.0
1938 29 10 0.02 n/a
1937 10 -5 0.00 0.0
1936 18 -5 0.21 n/a
1935 28 13 0.00 0.0
1934 31 8 0.00 0.0
1933 37 21 0.15 0.0
1932 26 9 0.00 0.0
1931 29 26 0.45 n/a
1930 13 -22 0.00 0.0
1929 24 20 0.08 n/a
1928 39 26 0.00 0.0
1927 12 3 0.02 n/a
1926 42 19 0.00 0.0
1925 25 0 0.00 0.0
1924 22 7 0.00 0.0
1923 47 23 0.00 0.0
1922 22 10 0.02 n/a
1921 25 11 0.00 0.0
1920 15 3 0.03 n/a
1919 45 29 0.00 0.0
1918 12 -5 0.00 0.0
1917 21 11 0.00 0.0
1916 13 -6 0.11 2.0
1915 29 2 0.00 0.0
1914 42 31 0.35 n/a
1913 26 7 0.00 0.0
1912 22 1 0.10 3.0
1911 25 -5 0.00 0.0
1910 28 9 0.00 0.0
1909 27 1 0.00 0.0
1908 48 11 0.00 0.0
1907 32 24 0.00 0.0
1906 39 19 0.00 0.0
1905 29 16 0.00 0.0
1904 30 11 0.00 0.0
1903 30 12 0.00 0.0
1902 44 17 0.00 0.0
1901 31 15 0.10 1.0
1900 33 26 0.00 0.0
1899 n/a 3 0.00 0.0
1898 36 18 0.00 0.0
1897 n/a 0 0.00 0.0
1896 n/a 4 n/a n/a
1895 37 29 0.00 0.0
1894 37 18 0.00 0.0
1893 20 -6 0.00 0.0
What's the all-time high for Ames on 1/18?
For the date of Jan 18, the highest temperature ever reached in Ames history is 56 °F which happened in 1951.
Highest Temperatures in Ames on January 18
Rank Temperature Year
1 56 °F 1951
2 54 °F 1944
3 52 °F 1996
3 52 °F 1947
5 50 °F 1981
5 50 °F 2013
7 49 °F 2006
8 48 °F 1964
8 48 °F 1972
8 48 °F 1973
8 48 °F 1908
What's the all-time low for Ames on 1/18?
For the date of Jan 18, the lowest temperature ever reached in Ames history is -22 °F which has happened 2 times, most recently in 1940.
Lowest Temperatures in Ames on January 18
Rank Temperature Year
1 -22 °F 1940
1 -22 °F 1930
3 -21 °F 1994
4 -20 °F 1967
5 -18 °F 1970
6 -15 °F 1984
7 -10 °F 1943
8 -8 °F 1977
9 -7 °F 2005
10 -6 °F 1996
10 -6 °F 1916
10 -6 °F 1893
10 -6 °F 1963
10 -6 °F 1997
Lowest High Temperatures in Ames on January 18
Rank Temperature Year
1 -9 °F 1994
2 -5 °F 1943
3 -4 °F 1970
4 1 °F 1940
5 2 °F 1962
6 6 °F 1967
7 7 °F 1984
8 8 °F 2016
9 10 °F 1977
9 10 °F 1941
9 10 °F 1950
9 10 °F 1937
What's the most it has ever rained in Ames on 1/18?
For the date of Jan 18, the most precipitation ever recorded in Ames history is 0.59 inches which happened in 1996.
All-Time Most Precipitation in Ames on January 18
Rank Precipitation Year
1 0.59 inches 1996
2 0.51 inches 2023
3 0.45 inches 1931
4 0.35 inches 1914
5 0.21 inches 1936
6 0.18 inches 1955
6 0.18 inches 1960
8 0.15 inches 1933
9 0.13 inches 1943
10 0.11 inches 1916
10 0.11 inches 1949
Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1999–2024 Ames Municipal Airport location
1964–1998 Ames 8 WSW location
1893–1964 Ames 3 Sw location