Ames May 17 Weather Records

Daily averages and all-time records for weather in Ames, Iowa for the date of May 17.
May 17 All-Time Records
1893–2024
Highest temperature 91 °F 1934
Lowest temperature 34 °F 2014
Lowest daily high 51 °F 1930
Highest daily low 66 °F 1962
Most precipitation 1.74 inches 1938
May 17 Average Weather
1991–2020 1
Average high 72.4 °F
Average low 50.3 °F
Chance precipitation 43.1%
Ames May 17 Weather by Year
Year High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
2024 82 50 0.00 0.0
2023 79 51 0.00 n/a
2022 73 52 0.02 0.0
2021 66 57 0.26 n/a
2020 62 53 0.92 n/a
2019 72 59 0.62 n/a
2018 84 56 0.00 n/a
2017 78 59 0.71 n/a
2016 68 38 0.00 n/a
2015 75 56 0.19 n/a
2014 66 34 0.00 n/a
2013 80 58 0.00 n/a
2012 80 50 0.00 n/a
2011 68 36 0.00 n/a
2010 72 49 0.00 n/a
2009 53 35 0.22 n/a
2008 82 53 0.00 n/a
2007 68 41 0.00 n/a
2006 81 48 0.00 n/a
2005 77 51 0.01 n/a
2004 78 58 0.44 n/a
2003 73 45 0.00 n/a
2002 62 40 0.00 n/a
2001 86 59 0.00 n/a
2000 85 65 0.00 n/a
1999 64 56 0.18 n/a
1998 86 55 0.00 0.0
1997 82 51 0.00 0.0
1996 89 65 0.00 0.0
1995 71 45 0.00 0.0
1994 78 55 0.00 0.0
1993 72 48 0.00 0.0
1992 88 52 0.27 0.0
1991 78 59 0.19 0.0
1990 67 46 0.00 0.0
1989 82 56 0.00 0.0
1988 75 39 0.00 0.0
1987 90 54 0.00 0.0
1986 66 47 0.31 0.0
1985 70 46 0.03 0.0
1984 86 51 0.00 0.0
1983 67 45 0.12 0.0
1982 74 59 0.10 0.0
1981 72 52 0.20 0.0
1980 56 50 0.57 0.0
1979 89 61 0.00 0.0
1978 67 53 0.00 0.0
1977 87 60 0.00 0.0
1976 64 42 0.00 0.0
1975 82 44 0.00 0.0
1974 67 55 0.03 0.0
1973 69 37 0.00 0.0
1972 84 55 0.00 0.0
1971 82 60 0.00 0.0
1970 75 45 0.00 0.0
1969 72 48 0.73 0.0
1968 65 39 0.00 0.0
1967 78 45 0.00 0.0
1966 74 54 0.79 0.0
1965 84 45 0.00 0.0
1964 87 60 0.00 0.0
1963 77 54 0.00 0.0
1962 87 66 0.00 0.0
1961 60 50 0.64 0.0
1960 70 49 0.00 0.0
1959 68 43 0.00 0.0
1958 74 61 0.30 0.0
1957 66 47 0.02 0.0
1956 74 48 0.00 0.0
1955 73 48 0.00 0.0
1954 71 44 0.00 0.0
1953 70 54 0.00 0.0
1952 65 48 0.00 0.0
1951 76 62 0.16 0.0
1950 79 41 0.00 0.0
1949 76 62 0.16 0.0
1948 75 43 0.00 0.0
1947 65 50 n/a 0.0
1946 62 50 n/a 0.0
1945 62 43 0.00 0.0
1944 87 62 0.00 0.0
1943 52 42 0.00 0.0
1942 64 55 0.52 0.0
1941 72 39 0.00 0.0
1940 71 49 0.00 0.0
1939 82 52 0.00 0.0
1938 72 54 1.74 0.0
1937 75 41 0.00 0.0
1936 81 64 0.00 0.0
1935 65 35 0.00 0.0
1934 91 53 0.00 0.0
1933 79 53 0.02 0.0
1932 70 41 0.00 0.0
1931 83 52 0.00 0.0
1930 51 34 0.00 0.0
1929 73 44 0.00 0.0
1928 82 53 0.70 0.0
1927 84 54 1.23 0.0
1926 84 49 0.00 0.0
1925 58 37 0.00 0.0
1924 75 54 0.28 0.0
1923 70 36 0.00 0.0
1922 71 44 0.17 0.0
1921 74 53 0.15 0.0
1920 57 47 0.03 0.0
1919 71 43 0.00 0.0
1918 82 62 0.78 0.0
1917 87 57 0.00 0.0
1916 59 41 0.02 0.0
1915 61 48 0.00 0.0
1914 n/a n/a 0.00 0.0
1913 73 42 0.00 0.0
1912 72 35 0.00 0.0
1911 89 65 0.00 0.0
1910 61 47 0.25 0.0
1909 78 49 0.00 0.0
1908 83 56 0.00 0.0
1907 77 51 0.04 0.0
1906 81 64 0.00 0.0
1905 66 45 0.01 0.0
1904 67 42 0.25 0.0
1903 75 58 0.49 0.0
1902 87 60 0.05 0.0
1901 86 54 0.00 0.0
1900 63 53 0.52 0.0
1899 62 44 0.42 0.0
1898 72 53 0.12 0.0
1897 83 46 0.00 0.0
1896 68 51 0.56 0.0
1895 69 42 0.00 0.0
1894 77 55 0.00 0.0
1893 72 40 0.00 n/a
What's the all-time high for Ames on 5/17?
For the date of May 17, the highest temperature ever reached in Ames history is 91 °F which happened in 1934.
Highest Temperatures in Ames on May 17
Rank Temperature Year
1 91 °F 1934
2 90 °F 1987
3 89 °F 1979
3 89 °F 1911
3 89 °F 1996
6 88 °F 1992
7 87 °F 1944
7 87 °F 1977
7 87 °F 1902
7 87 °F 1962
7 87 °F 1964
7 87 °F 1917
What's the all-time low for Ames on 5/17?
For the date of May 17, the lowest temperature ever reached in Ames history is 34 °F which has happened 2 times, most recently in 2014.
Lowest Temperatures in Ames on May 17
Rank Temperature Year
1 34 °F 2014
1 34 °F 1930
3 35 °F 1912
3 35 °F 2009
3 35 °F 1935
6 36 °F 1923
6 36 °F 2011
8 37 °F 1925
8 37 °F 1973
10 38 °F 2016
Lowest High Temperatures in Ames on May 17
Rank Temperature Year
1 51 °F 1930
2 52 °F 1943
3 53 °F 2009
4 56 °F 1980
5 57 °F 1920
6 58 °F 1925
7 59 °F 1916
8 60 °F 1961
9 61 °F 1910
9 61 °F 1915
What's the most it has ever rained in Ames on 5/17?
For the date of May 17, the most precipitation ever recorded in Ames history is 1.74 inches which happened in 1938.
All-Time Most Precipitation in Ames on May 17
Rank Precipitation Year
1 1.74 inches 1938
2 1.23 inches 1927
3 0.92 inches 2020
4 0.79 inches 1966
5 0.78 inches 1918
6 0.73 inches 1969
7 0.71 inches 2017
8 0.70 inches 1928
9 0.64 inches 1961
10 0.62 inches 2019
Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1999–2024 Ames Municipal Airport location
1964–1998 Ames 8 WSW location
1893–1964 Ames 3 Sw location