Ames May 1 Weather Records

Daily averages and all-time records for weather in Ames, Iowa for the date of May 1.
May 1 All-Time Records
1893–2024
Highest temperature 90 °F 2021
Lowest temperature 26 °F 1909
Lowest daily high 42 °F 1940
Highest daily low 65 °F 1992
Most precipitation 3.08 inches 2018
May 1 Average Weather
1991–2020 1
Average high 66.4 °F
Average low 44.1 °F
Chance precipitation 41.7%
Ames May 1 Weather by Year
Year High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
2024 66 46 0.15 0.0
2023 63 41 0.00 n/a
2022 52 42 0.00 0.0
2021 90 52 0.00 n/a
2020 79 42 0.00 n/a
2019 54 44 0.03 n/a
2018 73 57 3.08 n/a
2017 46 41 0.55 n/a
2016 50 44 0.14 n/a
2015 69 39 0.02 n/a
2014 49 40 0.02 n/a
2013 55 37 0.09 n/a
2012 76 50 0.00 n/a
2011 62 39 0.00 n/a
2010 69 47 0.00 n/a
2009 61 45 0.01 n/a
2008 75 54 0.00 n/a
2007 78 56 0.00 n/a
2006 58 47 0.00 n/a
2005 46 34 0.00 n/a
2004 61 39 0.00 n/a
2003 65 48 0.00 n/a
2002 61 40 0.31 n/a
2001 85 52 0.00 n/a
2000 77 47 0.00 n/a
1999 71 39 0.00 n/a
1998 75 50 0.00 0.0
1997 58 32 0.05 0.0
1996 63 35 0.00 0.0
1995 55 42 0.00 0.0
1994 52 32 0.00 0.0
1993 65 51 0.83 0.0
1992 86 65 0.00 0.0
1991 60 40 0.00 0.0
1990 61 30 0.00 0.0
1989 55 40 0.22 0.0
1988 79 44 0.00 0.0
1987 90 43 0.00 0.0
1986 67 42 0.00 0.0
1985 73 52 0.03 0.0
1984 59 35 0.00 0.0
1983 58 47 0.51 0.0
1982 71 40 n/a 0.0
1981 67 41 0.00 0.0
1980 75 42 0.00 0.0
1979 61 32 0.00 0.0
1978 62 36 0.00 0.0
1977 78 57 0.00 0.0
1976 65 36 0.00 0.0
1975 67 34 0.00 0.0
1974 73 42 0.00 0.0
1973 62 52 0.45 0.0
1972 63 49 0.14 0.0
1971 57 33 0.00 0.0
1970 53 36 0.14 0.0
1969 76 52 0.10 0.0
1968 83 50 0.00 0.0
1967 84 35 0.18 0.0
1966 53 28 0.00 0.0
1965 88 59 0.00 0.0
1964 56 43 0.02 0.0
1963 63 33 0.00 0.0
1962 69 49 0.00 0.0
1961 55 32 0.00 0.0
1960 67 34 0.30 0.0
1959 86 51 0.00 0.0
1958 70 43 0.00 0.0
1957 80 49 0.00 0.0
1956 44 n/a 0.48 0.0
1955 79 54 0.02 0.0
1954 53 41 0.08 0.0
1953 59 47 0.04 0.0
1952 84 57 0.00 0.0
1951 76 58 1.17 0.0
1950 55 27 0.00 0.0
1949 64 48 0.18 0.0
1948 63 48 0.02 0.0
1947 63 47 0.22 0.0
1946 66 54 n/a 0.0
1945 56 43 0.42 0.0
1944 76 52 0.00 0.0
1943 62 33 0.00 0.0
1942 75 54 0.32 0.0
1941 74 56 0.06 0.0
1940 42 31 0.00 0.0
1939 75 43 0.00 0.0
1938 82 50 0.00 0.0
1937 69 42 0.00 0.0
1936 78 54 1.41 0.0
1935 52 42 0.31 0.0
1934 82 51 0.00 0.0
1933 66 48 0.00 0.0
1932 62 39 0.00 0.0
1931 78 42 0.00 0.0
1930 80 62 0.00 0.0
1929 70 41 0.00 0.0
1928 79 44 0.00 0.0
1927 71 46 0.00 0.0
1926 86 56 0.00 0.0
1925 60 35 0.00 0.0
1924 68 40 0.00 0.0
1923 83 55 0.00 0.0
1922 67 50 0.00 0.0
1921 60 40 1.20 0.0
1920 62 40 0.00 0.0
1919 55 39 0.04 0.0
1918 70 28 0.00 0.0
1917 55 34 0.00 0.0
1916 53 36 0.03 0.0
1915 67 48 0.00 0.0
1914 n/a n/a 0.00 0.0
1913 85 52 0.00 0.0
1912 78 49 0.00 0.0
1911 63 32 1.36 0.0
1910 74 37 0.00 0.0
1909 62 26 0.00 0.0
1908 56 36 0.00 0.0
1907 57 27 0.00 0.0
1906 74 52 0.00 0.0
1905 80 45 0.11 0.0
1904 76 46 0.00 0.0
1903 59 29 0.00 0.0
1902 71 55 0.01 0.0
1901 87 58 0.00 0.0
1900 78 46 0.00 0.0
1899 68 48 0.00 0.0
1898 71 48 0.01 0.0
1897 59 37 0.00 0.0
1896 61 45 0.26 0.0
1895 76 60 0.03 0.0
1894 65 48 0.00 0.0
1893 47 35 0.00 0.0
What's the all-time high for Ames on 5/1?
For the date of May 1, the highest temperature ever reached in Ames history is 90 °F which has happened 2 times, most recently in 2021.
Highest Temperatures in Ames on May 1
Rank Temperature Year
1 90 °F 2021
1 90 °F 1987
3 88 °F 1965
4 87 °F 1901
5 86 °F 1992
5 86 °F 1926
5 86 °F 1959
8 85 °F 1913
8 85 °F 2001
10 84 °F 1952
10 84 °F 1967
What's the all-time low for Ames on 5/1?
For the date of May 1, the lowest temperature ever reached in Ames history is 26 °F which happened in 1909.
Lowest Temperatures in Ames on May 1
Rank Temperature Year
1 26 °F 1909
2 27 °F 1907
2 27 °F 1950
4 28 °F 1918
4 28 °F 1966
6 29 °F 1903
7 30 °F 1990
8 31 °F 1940
9 32 °F 1994
9 32 °F 1961
9 32 °F 1911
9 32 °F 1979
9 32 °F 1997
Lowest High Temperatures in Ames on May 1
Rank Temperature Year
1 42 °F 1940
2 44 °F 1956
3 46 °F 2017
3 46 °F 2005
5 47 °F 1893
6 49 °F 2014
7 50 °F 2016
8 52 °F 2022
8 52 °F 1994
8 52 °F 1935
What's the most it has ever rained in Ames on 5/1?
For the date of May 1, the most precipitation ever recorded in Ames history is 3.08 inches which happened in 2018.
All-Time Most Precipitation in Ames on May 1
Rank Precipitation Year
1 3.08 inches 2018
2 1.41 inches 1936
3 1.36 inches 1911
4 1.20 inches 1921
5 1.17 inches 1951
6 0.83 inches 1993
7 0.55 inches 2017
8 0.51 inches 1983
9 0.48 inches 1956
10 0.45 inches 1973
Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1999–2024 Ames Municipal Airport location
1964–1998 Ames 8 WSW location
1893–1964 Ames 3 Sw location