Ames Weather in 1938

Historical record of Ames, Iowa weather for the year 1938 based on NOAA data.
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1938 Ames Weather Extremes
Highest temperature 100 °F July 12
Lowest temperature -17 °F January 10
Highest daily low 77 °F August 14
Lowest daily high 8 °F December 27
Most daily precipitation 2.1 inches May 31
Most daily snow 1.0 inches February 22
Total annual precipitation 31.9 inches -
Total annual snow 1.3 inches -
Highest Temperatures in Ames in 1938
Rank Temperature Date
1 100 °F Jul 12
2 98 °F Jul 24
3 97 °F Aug 23
3 97 °F Aug 9
5 96 °F Jul 1
6 95 °F Sep 9
6 95 °F Aug 14
6 95 °F Aug 13
6 95 °F Aug 1
6 95 °F Jul 11
6 95 °F Jul 5
6 95 °F Jun 22
Lowest Temperatures in Ames in 1938
Rank Temperature Date
1 -17 °F January 10
2 -11 °F January 31
3 -6 °F December 30
3 -6 °F January 8
5 -5 °F December 27
6 -4 °F January 30
7 -3 °F January 26
7 -3 °F January 25
7 -3 °F January 7
10 -2 °F December 28
January 1938 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
33 16 0.00 0.0
27 5 0.00 0.0
33 19 0.00 0.0
40 17 0.00 0.0
37 16 0.00 0.0
25 7 0.00 0.0
10 -3 0.00 0.0
12 -6 0.00 0.0
14 2 0.35 n/a
22 -17 0.00 0.0
38 17 0.00 0.0
32 19 0.00 0.0
34 5 0.00 0.0
35 11 0.00 0.0
39 4 0.00 0.0
39 25 0.00 0.0
30 24 0.00 0.0
29 10 0.02 n/a
31 28 0.10 n/a
34 25 0.02 0.0
35 32 0.00 0.0
46 31 0.00 0.0
35 27 0.00 0.0
35 14 0.32 0.0
14 -3 0.00 0.0
15 -3 0.00 0.0
13 -1 0.00 0.0
40 3 0.00 0.0
30 16 0.00 0.0
24 -4 0.09 n/a
12 -11 0.00 0.0
February 1938 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
23 2 0.00 0.0
34 20 0.05 0.0
33 13 0.00 0.0
41 23 0.00 0.0
43 37 0.00 0.0
44 32 0.01 0.0
45 25 0.00 0.0
53 33 0.00 0.0
46 23 0.00 0.0
30 22 0.00 0.0
33 29 0.01 0.0
47 33 0.00 0.0
57 22 0.00 0.0
22 10 0.00 0.0
25 17 0.00 0.0
30 22 0.04 n/a
30 16 0.22 0.0
21 3 0.03 n/a
27 8 0.00 0.0
32 8 0.00 0.0
28 24 0.00 0.0
31 23 0.05 1.0
30 20 0.00 0.0
29 18 0.00 0.0
41 11 0.00 0.0
47 32 0.00 0.0
44 34 0.00 0.0
45 25 0.00 0.0
March 1938 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
56 26 0.00 0.0
46 38 0.01 0.0
38 26 0.00 0.0
32 26 0.22 0.0
33 20 0.00 0.0
31 14 0.00 0.0
45 26 0.00 0.0
46 24 0.00 0.0
38 29 0.22 n/a
42 13 0.00 0.0
58 25 0.00 0.0
71 31 0.00 0.0
56 39 0.00 0.0
53 30 0.00 0.0
45 33 0.42 0.0
45 33 0.00 0.0
64 30 0.00 0.0
70 44 0.00 0.0
59 38 0.00 0.0
77 39 0.00 0.0
85 50 0.00 0.0
74 40 0.60 0.0
55 34 0.00 0.0
68 37 0.00 0.0
64 42 0.03 0.0
55 31 0.00 0.0
63 31 0.00 0.0
57 33 0.24 0.0
68 46 0.46 0.0
67 38 0.85 0.0
41 27 0.00 0.0
April 1938 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
35 28 0.00 0.0
37 21 0.00 0.0
47 24 0.00 0.0
45 24 0.00 0.0
43 28 0.12 n/a
32 27 1.10 n/a
33 24 0.27 n/a
40 26 0.00 0.0
44 25 0.00 0.0
59 29 0.00 0.0
64 38 0.00 0.0
70 33 0.00 0.0
79 47 0.00 0.0
75 58 0.00 0.0
68 56 0.34 0.0
65 51 1.00 0.0
78 52 0.24 0.0
75 48 0.00 0.0
65 n/a 0.00 0.0
67 37 0.00 0.0
58 44 0.02 0.0
58 28 0.00 0.0
55 45 0.06 0.0
65 48 0.00 0.0
64 45 0.47 0.0
79 54 0.00 0.0
74 59 0.33 0.0
64 44 0.05 0.0
57 38 0.06 0.0
72 45 0.00 0.0
May 1938 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
82 50 0.00 0.0
84 63 0.00 0.0
76 61 1.40 0.0
66 54 1.25 0.0
60 45 0.21 0.0
62 40 0.00 0.0
57 38 0.32 0.0
45 32 0.54 0.0
59 40 0.00 0.0
68 44 0.00 0.0
60 45 0.00 0.0
60 38 0.00 0.0
67 35 0.00 0.0
66 48 0.26 0.0
69 46 0.00 0.0
68 42 0.04 0.0
72 54 1.74 0.0
81 58 0.16 0.0
75 61 0.08 0.0
72 55 0.00 0.0
63 53 0.00 0.0
70 47 0.00 0.0
n/a n/a n/a 0.0
62 40 0.00 0.0
75 54 0.04 0.0
78 46 0.00 0.0
75 56 0.06 0.0
77 55 0.00 0.0
80 53 0.00 0.0
80 55 0.00 0.0
81 59 2.14 0.0
June 1938 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
75 62 0.01 0.0
80 54 0.00 0.0
73 56 0.14 0.0
74 58 0.00 0.0
83 51 0.00 0.0
81 61 0.02 0.0
72 49 0.00 0.0
76 46 0.00 0.0
80 56 0.00 0.0
80 63 0.58 0.0
72 55 0.16 0.0
80 51 0.00 0.0
72 57 0.55 0.0
88 64 0.00 0.0
73 61 0.22 0.0
79 54 0.00 0.0
79 53 0.00 0.0
83 58 0.00 0.0
84 58 0.00 0.0
86 60 0.00 0.0
90 62 0.00 0.0
95 67 0.00 0.0
93 69 0.50 0.0
92 70 0.02 0.0
85 64 0.08 0.0
74 61 0.01 0.0
77 55 0.00 0.0
78 52 0.00 0.0
75 59 0.77 0.0
83 65 0.44 0.0
July 1938 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
96 73 0.75 0.0
91 70 0.00 0.0
84 68 0.18 0.0
92 71 0.00 0.0
95 66 0.00 0.0
86 70 0.03 0.0
81 64 0.37 0.0
85 66 0.00 0.0
93 64 0.00 0.0
92 69 0.00 0.0
95 66 0.00 0.0
100 72 0.00 0.0
93 74 0.00 0.0
82 64 0.00 0.0
91 58 0.00 0.0
92 67 0.00 0.0
85 66 0.00 0.0
92 60 0.00 0.0
91 63 0.00 0.0
83 59 0.00 0.0
87 59 0.04 0.0
86 61 0.00 0.0
90 54 0.00 0.0
98 65 0.00 0.0
88 68 0.00 0.0
80 64 1.74 0.0
87 66 0.23 0.0
85 61 0.00 0.0
90 61 0.00 0.0
84 67 0.70 0.0
81 64 0.00 0.0
August 1938 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
95 62 0.00 0.0
94 70 0.00 0.0
92 73 0.00 0.0
90 64 0.00 0.0
93 68 0.18 0.0
89 67 0.00 0.0
91 67 0.10 0.0
93 70 0.00 0.0
97 70 0.00 0.0
86 74 0.00 0.0
81 58 0.00 0.0
86 52 0.00 0.0
95 58 0.00 0.0
95 77 0.00 0.0
77 68 0.32 0.0
72 63 1.27 0.0
80 56 0.00 0.0
85 58 0.00 0.0
94 70 0.00 0.0
83 64 0.00 0.0
84 54 0.00 0.0
91 57 0.00 0.0
97 71 0.00 0.0
86 67 0.00 0.0
80 60 0.00 0.0
80 55 0.00 0.0
78 53 0.00 0.0
83 56 0.00 0.0
88 61 0.00 0.0
85 65 0.00 0.0
87 66 0.00 0.0
September 1938 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
86 55 0.00 0.0
74 56 0.00 0.0
88 54 0.00 0.0
88 62 0.00 0.0
76 68 0.78 0.0
89 66 0.23 0.0
89 71 0.00 0.0
94 68 0.00 0.0
95 68 0.00 0.0
93 70 0.05 0.0
81 68 0.50 0.0
79 66 0.00 0.0
74 65 0.96 0.0
74 59 0.27 0.0
65 53 0.00 0.0
66 43 0.00 0.0
58 52 0.40 0.0
53 43 0.00 0.0
62 38 0.00 0.0
68 41 0.00 0.0
74 41 0.00 0.0
84 47 0.00 0.0
90 52 0.00 0.0
76 55 0.00 0.0
80 46 0.00 0.0
85 51 0.00 0.0
73 48 0.00 0.0
82 43 0.00 0.0
84 51 0.00 0.0
77 51 0.00 0.0
October 1938 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
74 47 0.00 0.0
83 51 0.00 0.0
88 54 0.00 0.0
89 57 0.00 0.0
74 55 0.00 0.0
62 50 0.00 0.0
86 51 0.00 0.0
86 53 0.00 0.0
86 53 0.00 0.0
81 51 0.00 0.0
79 61 0.02 0.0
76 58 0.33 0.0
75 39 0.00 0.0
77 52 0.00 0.0
86 53 0.00 0.0
85 58 0.00 0.0
81 49 0.00 0.0
68 52 0.00 0.0
52 36 0.00 0.0
63 33 0.00 0.0
74 36 0.00 0.0
59 33 0.03 0.0
40 32 0.04 0.0
61 27 0.00 0.0
75 30 0.00 0.0
66 45 0.00 0.0
66 32 0.00 0.0
77 36 0.00 0.0
64 39 0.00 0.0
65 39 0.00 0.0
74 41 0.00 0.0
November 1938 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
81 53 0.00 0.0
77 62 0.00 0.0
70 42 1.24 0.0
44 40 0.34 0.0
47 34 0.15 0.0
39 28 0.04 n/a
30 26 0.00 0.0
39 18 0.00 0.0
57 26 0.00 0.0
58 35 0.00 0.0
53 35 0.00 0.0
64 42 0.00 0.0
44 28 0.00 0.0
46 20 0.00 0.0
40 24 0.00 0.0
56 32 0.00 0.0
47 37 0.00 0.0
46 26 0.00 0.0
56 22 0.00 0.0
52 31 0.00 0.0
53 26 0.00 0.0
28 10 0.00 0.0
32 14 0.00 0.0
22 5 0.00 0.0
37 11 0.00 0.0
24 6 0.00 0.0
36 3 0.00 0.0
46 14 0.00 0.0
55 28 0.00 0.0
45 22 0.00 0.0
December 1938 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
38 25 0.00 0.0
38 34 0.00 0.0
50 29 0.00 0.0
45 32 0.09 n/a
32 27 0.10 0.3
45 25 0.00 0.0
44 28 0.00 0.0
40 28 0.04 0.0
32 16 0.00 0.0
41 25 0.00 0.0
38 25 0.00 0.0
30 17 0.00 0.0
41 15 0.00 0.0
33 20 0.00 0.0
42 14 0.00 0.0
36 22 0.00 0.0
36 10 0.00 0.0
27 19 0.00 0.0
35 13 0.00 0.0
38 24 0.00 0.0
26 15 0.00 0.0
27 12 0.26 n/a
32 15 0.00 0.0
32 13 0.00 0.0
35 17 0.00 0.0
36 7 0.00 0.0
8 -5 0.00 0.0
29 -2 0.00 0.0
25 -1 0.00 0.0
10 -6 0.00 0.0
37 9 0.00 0.0
Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1999–2024 Ames Municipal Airport location
1964–1998 Ames 8 WSW location
1893–1964 Ames 3 Sw location