Ames January 21 Weather Records

Daily averages and all-time records for weather in Ames, Iowa for the date of January 21.
January 21 All-Time Records
1893–2024
Highest temperature 56 °F 1921
Lowest temperature -26 °F 1970
Lowest daily high -5 °F 1970
Highest daily low 36 °F 1919
Most precipitation 0.64 inches 1917
January 21 Average Weather
1991–2020 1
Average high 28.8 °F
Average low 11.1 °F
Chance precipitation 18.4%
Ames January 21 Weather by Year
Year High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
2024 27 -8 0.00 0.0
2023 31 24 0.03 n/a
2022 22 -20 0.00 n/a
2021 41 20 0.00 n/a
2020 23 -13 0.00 n/a
2019 19 2 0.00 n/a
2018 40 35 0.26 n/a
2017 46 29 0.23 n/a
2016 26 10 0.00 n/a
2015 34 29 0.00 n/a
2014 11 -7 0.00 n/a
2013 5 -5 0.00 n/a
2012 24 -4 0.00 n/a
2011 11 -9 0.00 n/a
2010 32 31 0.00 n/a
2009 29 4 0.00 n/a
2008 17 8 0.08 n/a
2007 27 24 0.00 n/a
2006 30 25 0.00 n/a
2005 32 23 0.00 n/a
2004 44 12 0.00 n/a
2003 17 2 0.00 n/a
2002 51 17 0.00 n/a
2001 20 6 0.00 n/a
2000 18 -2 0.00 n/a
1999 36 24 0.09 n/a
1998 28 22 0.35 5.5
1997 43 32 0.00 0.0
1996 33 6 0.00 0.0
1995 18 9 0.00 0.0
1994 29 -24 0.00 0.0
1993 30 28 0.00 0.0
1992 50 25 0.00 0.0
1991 7 -12 0.00 0.0
1990 29 10 0.00 0.0
1989 46 21 0.00 0.0
1988 22 14 0.00 0.0
1987 37 18 0.00 0.0
1986 38 28 0.00 0.0
1985 27 -1 0.00 0.0
1984 13 -17 0.00 0.0
1983 36 17 0.00 0.0
1982 23 16 0.00 0.0
1981 44 14 0.00 0.0
1980 31 15 0.00 0.0
1979 24 13 0.00 0.0
1978 16 -9 0.00 0.0
1977 28 5 0.00 0.0
1976 39 25 0.00 0.0
1975 36 9 0.00 0.0
1974 34 28 0.02 0.0
1973 31 27 0.39 2.5
1972 27 6 0.00 0.0
1971 36 26 0.00 0.0
1970 -5 -26 0.00 0.0
1969 32 20 0.00 0.0
1968 48 24 0.00 0.0
1967 48 26 0.00 0.0
1966 14 7 0.00 0.0
1965 43 13 0.00 0.0
1964 53 30 0.00 0.0
1963 10 -21 0.06 1.0
1962 9 1 0.01 0.2
1961 13 -9 0.00 0.0
1960 13 -6 0.00 0.0
1959 16 2 0.22 3.0
1958 23 16 0.00 0.0
1957 44 31 0.00 0.0
1956 3 -23 0.00 0.0
1955 30 14 0.09 1.5
1954 9 -15 0.00 0.0
1953 34 21 0.00 0.0
1952 31 17 0.23 0.8
1951 13 -7 0.00 0.0
1950 39 20 0.00 0.0
1949 18 3 0.03 0.5
1948 27 8 0.00 0.0
1947 27 -1 0.00 0.0
1946 12 -3 0.00 0.0
1945 33 25 0.05 n/a
1944 47 29 0.00 0.0
1943 28 4 0.00 0.0
1942 42 27 0.00 0.0
1941 35 18 0.00 0.0
1940 18 0 0.00 0.0
1939 43 25 0.00 0.0
1938 35 32 0.00 0.0
1937 11 -9 0.00 0.0
1936 11 -3 0.05 n/a
1935 -1 -15 0.00 0.0
1934 38 29 0.02 0.0
1933 44 27 0.00 0.0
1932 36 28 0.00 0.0
1931 27 -1 0.00 0.0
1930 2 -11 0.00 0.0
1929 28 3 0.00 0.0
1928 33 8 0.00 0.0
1927 12 1 0.00 0.0
1926 21 5 0.00 0.0
1925 42 9 0.00 0.0
1924 14 -15 0.00 0.0
1923 33 15 0.00 0.0
1922 35 5 0.00 0.0
1921 56 34 0.00 0.0
1920 15 -5 0.00 0.0
1919 45 36 0.00 0.0
1918 29 12 0.00 0.0
1917 40 11 0.64 n/a
1916 43 33 0.00 0.0
1915 10 -4 0.00 0.0
1914 37 12 0.00 0.0
1913 35 3 0.00 0.0
1912 30 -10 0.00 0.0
1911 19 3 0.00 0.0
1910 21 11 0.00 0.0
1909 40 34 0.00 0.0
1908 50 29 0.00 0.0
1907 27 1 0.00 0.0
1906 36 11 0.00 0.0
1905 38 2 0.00 0.0
1904 n/a n/a 0.00 0.0
1903 27 1 0.00 0.0
1902 32 17 0.04 n/a
1901 42 25 0.00 0.0
1900 48 22 0.00 0.0
1899 n/a 30 0.00 0.0
1898 35 n/a 0.00 0.0
1897 34 6 0.00 0.0
1896 41 24 n/a n/a
1895 n/a 8 0.00 0.0
1894 36 n/a 0.00 0.0
1893 25 19 0.00 0.0
What's the all-time high for Ames on 1/21?
For the date of Jan 21, the highest temperature ever reached in Ames history is 56 °F which happened in 1921.
Highest Temperatures in Ames on January 21
Rank Temperature Year
1 56 °F 1921
2 53 °F 1964
3 51 °F 2002
4 50 °F 1992
4 50 °F 1908
6 48 °F 1900
6 48 °F 1968
6 48 °F 1967
9 47 °F 1944
10 46 °F 2017
10 46 °F 1989
What's the all-time low for Ames on 1/21?
For the date of Jan 21, the lowest temperature ever reached in Ames history is -26 °F which happened in 1970.
Lowest Temperatures in Ames on January 21
Rank Temperature Year
1 -26 °F 1970
2 -24 °F 1994
3 -23 °F 1956
4 -21 °F 1963
5 -20 °F 2022
6 -17 °F 1984
7 -15 °F 1935
7 -15 °F 1924
7 -15 °F 1954
10 -13 °F 2020
Lowest High Temperatures in Ames on January 21
Rank Temperature Year
1 -5 °F 1970
2 -1 °F 1935
3 2 °F 1930
4 3 °F 1956
5 5 °F 2013
6 7 °F 1991
7 9 °F 1962
7 9 °F 1954
9 10 °F 1963
9 10 °F 1915
What's the most it has ever rained in Ames on 1/21?
For the date of Jan 21, the most precipitation ever recorded in Ames history is 0.64 inches which happened in 1917.
All-Time Most Precipitation in Ames on January 21
Rank Precipitation Year
1 0.64 inches 1917
2 0.39 inches 1973
3 0.35 inches 1998
4 0.26 inches 2018
5 0.23 inches 1952
5 0.23 inches 2017
7 0.22 inches 1959
8 0.09 inches 1955
8 0.09 inches 1999
10 0.08 inches 2008
Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1999–2024 Ames Municipal Airport location
1964–1998 Ames 8 WSW location
1893–1964 Ames 3 Sw location