Ames January Weather

Averages and records for weather in Ames, Iowa in the month of January.
Typical Ames January Weather
1991–2020
Average daily high 28.6 °F
Average daily low 11.1 °F
Average monthly precipitation 0.7 inches
Daily chance of precipitation 18.4%
Ames January Weather Records
1893–2024
Highest temperature 67 °F January 26, 2002
Lowest temperature -37 °F January 25, 1894
Highest daily low 43 °F January 25, 1944
Lowest daily high -11 °F January 12, 1912
Hottest average high temperature 41.7 °F 1990
Coldest average high temperature 12.7 °F 1912
Most daily precipitation 2.1 inches January 27, 1944
Most monthly precipitation 2.7 inches 1935
Note: Daily averages are a moving average which includes 14 days before and after
Day Average (°F) Record (°F)
High Low High Low
January 1 30.2 13.2 53 -22
January 2 29.9 13.0 53 -22
January 3 29.7 12.8 51 -22
January 4 29.6 12.4 52 -26
January 5 29.3 12.1 63 -26
January 6 29.1 11.8 53 -23
January 7 29.0 11.7 60 -31
January 8 29.1 11.7 64 -23
January 9 29.0 11.7 57 -21
January 10 28.9 11.5 62 -25
January 11 28.8 11.4 55 -19
January 12 28.7 11.2 57 -35
January 13 28.6 11.1 58 -25
January 14 28.5 11.0 55 -30
January 15 28.5 11.0 57 -22
January 16 28.5 10.9 58 -31
January 17 28.6 11.0 58 -21
January 18 28.6 11.1 56 -22
January 19 28.7 11.0 50 -21
January 20 28.8 11.1 57 -22
January 21 28.8 11.1 56 -26
January 22 28.9 11.2 59 -26
January 23 28.9 11.4 58 -22
January 24 28.9 11.5 60 -28
January 25 28.9 11.4 61 -37
January 26 28.8 11.4 67 -24
January 27 28.9 11.4 61 -21
January 28 29.0 11.4 55 -25
January 29 29.0 11.4 59 -25
January 30 29.2 11.6 61 -24
January 31 29.5 11.8 59 -26
Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1999–2024 Ames Municipal Airport location
1964–1998 Ames 8 WSW location
1893–1964 Ames 3 Sw location