Ames Weather in 1942

Historical record of Ames, Iowa weather for the year 1942 based on NOAA data.
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1942 Ames Weather Extremes
Highest temperature 94 °F July 17
Lowest temperature -25 °F January 10
Highest daily low 75 °F July 17
Lowest daily high -5 °F January 7
Most daily precipitation 2.7 inches July 14
Most daily snow 8.5 inches January 1
Total annual precipitation 33.2 inches -
Total annual snow 15.1 inches -
Highest Temperatures in Ames in 1942
Rank Temperature Date
1 94 °F Jul 17
2 93 °F Jul 16
2 93 °F Jul 15
2 93 °F Jun 4
5 92 °F Aug 1
6 91 °F Aug 20
6 91 °F Jul 18
6 91 °F Jun 5
6 91 °F May 29
10 90 °F Aug 21
10 90 °F Jun 3
Lowest Temperatures in Ames in 1942
Rank Temperature Date
1 -25 °F January 10
1 -25 °F January 5
1 -25 °F January 4
4 -23 °F January 8
4 -23 °F January 7
6 -22 °F January 6
7 -12 °F January 9
8 -11 °F January 3
8 -11 °F January 2
10 -9 °F December 13
January 1942 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
22 8 0.76 8.5
8 -11 0.39 4.0
5 -11 0.00 0.0
-3 -25 0.00 0.0
-4 -25 0.00 0.0
4 -22 0.00 0.0
-5 -23 0.00 0.0
12 -23 0.00 0.0
14 -12 0.00 0.0
19 -25 0.00 0.0
32 6 0.00 0.0
38 22 0.00 0.0
38 13 0.00 0.0
39 20 0.00 0.0
39 19 0.00 0.0
35 12 0.00 0.0
38 26 0.00 0.0
37 30 0.00 0.0
39 19 0.00 0.0
38 24 0.00 0.0
42 27 0.00 0.0
43 27 0.00 0.0
47 27 0.00 0.0
45 29 0.00 0.0
49 32 0.00 0.0
47 29 0.00 0.0
33 26 0.00 0.0
40 23 0.00 0.0
48 29 0.00 0.0
40 28 0.00 0.0
29 16 0.00 0.0
February 1942 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
27 17 0.00 0.0
25 13 0.00 0.0
43 23 0.00 0.0
37 31 0.00 0.0
36 33 0.00 0.0
34 27 0.00 0.0
30 19 0.00 0.0
30 22 0.00 0.0
29 22 0.33 n/a
29 15 0.00 0.0
27 12 0.11 n/a
29 19 0.00 0.0
29 15 0.00 0.0
31 19 0.00 0.0
33 25 0.55 0.0
33 9 0.00 0.0
9 -5 0.00 0.0
7 -7 0.00 0.0
22 -3 0.00 0.0
24 -1 0.00 0.0
35 15 0.00 0.0
32 18 0.00 0.0
28 20 0.04 0.5
30 16 0.00 0.0
31 13 0.00 0.0
28 20 0.00 0.0
32 20 0.00 0.0
38 17 0.00 0.0
March 1942 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
36 25 0.00 0.0
43 28 0.00 0.0
46 24 0.00 0.0
46 32 0.00 0.0
47 31 0.00 0.0
53 32 0.00 0.0
47 32 0.00 0.0
39 25 0.00 0.0
42 27 0.00 0.0
61 30 0.00 0.0
51 32 0.00 0.0
45 23 0.00 0.0
40 34 0.02 0.0
42 32 0.00 0.0
41 36 0.39 0.0
41 34 0.76 0.0
39 32 0.13 0.0
37 33 0.00 0.0
44 25 0.00 0.0
45 34 0.08 0.0
46 31 0.00 0.0
59 32 0.00 0.0
71 32 0.00 0.0
72 39 0.00 0.0
63 49 0.30 0.0
50 31 0.15 0.0
32 23 0.02 0.3
31 21 0.02 0.2
34 23 0.00 0.0
39 26 0.02 0.3
46 29 0.00 0.0
April 1942 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
65 24 0.00 0.0
65 37 0.00 0.0
67 32 0.00 0.0
81 41 0.00 0.0
69 37 0.02 0.0
59 38 0.00 0.0
48 34 0.00 0.0
50 28 0.00 0.0
56 31 0.00 0.0
52 29 0.00 0.0
50 26 0.00 0.0
57 37 0.00 0.0
70 37 0.00 0.0
76 52 0.00 0.0
82 53 0.00 0.0
76 57 0.22 0.0
70 35 0.00 0.0
62 40 0.00 0.0
63 32 0.00 0.0
68 32 0.00 0.0
74 37 0.00 0.0
76 39 0.00 0.0
80 43 0.00 0.0
77 46 0.00 0.0
73 53 1.16 0.0
70 53 0.18 0.0
69 54 0.23 0.0
72 42 0.00 0.0
84 60 0.00 0.0
80 61 0.00 0.0
May 1942 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
75 54 0.32 0.0
63 40 0.20 0.0
49 36 0.75 0.0
57 33 0.00 0.0
54 44 0.69 0.0
48 41 0.08 0.0
65 35 0.00 0.0
70 41 0.00 0.0
73 48 0.00 0.0
69 48 0.10 0.0
73 58 1.47 0.0
75 52 0.00 0.0
76 65 0.00 0.0
70 42 0.00 0.0
60 40 0.00 0.0
67 36 0.00 0.0
64 55 0.52 0.0
63 45 0.08 0.0
66 40 0.00 0.0
64 46 0.25 0.0
65 38 0.00 0.0
66 50 0.02 0.0
73 44 0.00 0.0
76 44 0.00 0.0
75 48 0.00 0.0
84 57 0.00 0.0
80 62 0.00 0.0
89 63 0.06 0.0
91 72 0.00 0.0
88 65 0.00 0.0
83 68 0.00 0.0
June 1942 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
87 65 0.00 0.0
87 65 0.08 0.0
90 67 0.00 0.0
93 66 0.00 0.0
91 67 0.00 0.0
85 65 1.64 0.0
80 64 0.00 0.0
77 61 0.00 0.0
84 66 0.00 0.0
81 66 0.15 0.0
80 66 0.70 0.0
78 54 0.86 0.0
70 47 0.00 0.0
67 44 0.00 0.0
66 48 0.00 0.0
69 46 0.00 0.0
75 57 0.53 0.0
81 60 0.00 0.0
79 59 0.32 0.0
77 63 0.82 0.0
78 55 0.00 0.0
73 51 0.00 0.0
73 48 0.00 0.0
78 52 0.00 0.0
75 60 1.16 0.0
76 58 0.00 0.0
86 68 0.02 0.0
85 72 0.00 0.0
80 64 0.70 0.0
80 60 0.00 0.0
July 1942 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
74 59 0.00 0.0
76 48 0.00 0.0
77 57 0.00 0.0
85 58 0.00 0.0
86 56 0.00 0.0
84 55 0.00 0.0
84 50 0.00 0.0
89 65 0.00 0.0
85 63 0.50 0.0
88 63 0.00 0.0
89 66 0.00 0.0
88 68 0.00 0.0
86 73 0.00 0.0
78 66 2.70 0.0
93 70 0.00 0.0
93 72 0.00 0.0
94 75 0.00 0.0
91 72 0.00 0.0
82 68 0.64 0.0
85 66 0.00 0.0
80 60 0.00 0.0
78 57 0.00 0.0
80 53 0.00 0.0
74 62 0.98 0.0
80 63 0.00 0.0
85 60 0.35 0.0
84 64 0.10 0.0
85 64 0.10 0.0
83 64 0.00 0.0
88 67 0.20 0.0
87 67 0.00 0.0
August 1942 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
92 71 0.02 0.0
89 69 0.14 0.0
80 59 0.00 0.0
80 59 0.00 0.0
82 57 0.00 0.0
85 64 0.08 0.0
83 65 0.00 0.0
81 59 0.00 0.0
79 60 0.00 0.0
82 60 0.00 0.0
78 57 0.00 0.0
80 54 0.00 0.0
77 60 0.00 0.0
80 68 0.00 0.0
77 55 0.00 0.0
77 51 0.00 0.0
84 55 0.00 0.0
83 64 0.05 0.0
87 55 0.00 0.0
91 68 0.00 0.0
90 67 0.00 0.0
82 68 0.00 0.0
70 47 0.00 0.0
73 42 0.00 0.0
75 56 0.00 0.0
75 60 2.37 0.0
86 66 0.70 0.0
89 66 0.02 0.0
88 69 0.00 0.0
83 65 0.00 0.0
89 65 0.00 0.0
September 1942 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
89 70 0.02 0.0
82 64 0.66 0.0
69 56 0.00 0.0
74 47 0.00 0.0
75 58 0.00 0.0
72 64 0.00 0.0
77 63 0.17 0.0
73 63 0.00 0.0
77 65 0.00 0.0
87 62 0.00 0.0
89 66 0.00 0.0
82 59 0.14 0.0
72 56 0.68 0.0
84 61 0.22 0.0
79 62 0.18 0.0
87 65 0.00 0.0
82 63 0.03 0.0
78 55 0.04 0.0
58 50 0.14 0.0
65 34 0.00 0.0
72 42 0.00 0.0
64 39 0.00 0.0
56 43 0.34 0.0
48 30 0.00 0.0
44 32 0.22 0.0
40 32 0.17 0.0
47 28 0.00 0.0
52 22 0.00 0.0
67 35 0.00 0.0
77 43 0.00 0.0
October 1942 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
80 50 0.00 0.0
82 47 0.00 0.0
69 57 1.06 0.0
72 51 0.00 0.0
68 49 0.00 0.0
76 43 0.00 0.0
80 40 0.00 0.0
78 49 0.00 0.0
68 45 0.00 0.0
69 35 0.00 0.0
73 40 0.00 0.0
71 41 0.00 0.0
71 43 0.00 0.0
71 41 0.00 0.0
68 41 0.00 0.0
67 45 0.00 0.0
73 43 0.00 0.0
68 40 0.00 0.0
71 35 0.00 0.0
75 39 0.00 0.0
64 41 0.00 0.0
48 36 0.18 0.0
42 26 0.00 0.0
53 25 0.00 0.0
45 23 0.07 0.0
37 15 0.00 0.0
44 26 0.00 0.0
55 33 0.00 0.0
66 50 0.02 0.0
62 41 0.62 0.0
52 30 0.00 0.0
November 1942 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
47 31 0.00 0.0
43 27 0.00 0.0
48 20 0.00 0.0
57 33 0.00 0.0
53 36 0.40 0.0
39 23 0.00 0.0
50 34 0.00 0.0
49 31 0.00 0.0
51 39 0.26 0.0
39 26 0.00 0.0
51 27 0.00 0.0
60 37 0.00 0.0
50 27 0.00 0.0
58 25 0.00 0.0
66 43 0.00 0.0
70 54 0.00 0.0
60 32 0.00 0.0
62 27 0.00 0.0
73 49 0.02 0.0
60 39 0.02 0.0
39 30 0.00 0.0
35 28 0.00 0.0
45 30 0.05 0.0
54 25 0.00 0.0
44 19 0.19 n/a
22 12 0.00 0.0
32 5 0.00 0.0
32 19 0.08 n/a
23 0 0.06 n/a
27 16 0.04 n/a
December 1942 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
27 11 0.03 n/a
11 -6 0.00 0.0
21 -6 0.00 0.0
28 6 0.00 0.0
29 13 0.12 n/a
23 0 0.03 0.3
20 -2 0.00 0.0
30 8 0.00 0.0
30 10 0.00 0.0
31 14 0.00 0.0
22 5 0.02 n/a
13 -1 0.00 0.0
14 -9 0.00 0.0
30 2 0.00 0.0
33 13 0.00 0.0
28 12 0.00 0.0
42 22 0.00 0.0
25 13 0.00 0.0
18 9 0.03 n/a
17 6 0.04 n/a
30 16 0.10 0.0
32 24 0.23 1.0
41 22 0.00 0.0
34 19 0.00 0.0
33 18 0.00 0.0
33 32 0.17 0.0
33 20 0.00 0.0
27 15 0.00 0.0
29 17 0.00 0.0
29 17 0.00 0.0
31 15 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