Ames Weather in 1948

Historical record of Ames, Iowa weather for the year 1948 based on NOAA data.
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1948 Ames Weather Extremes
Highest temperature 100 °F July 6
Lowest temperature -18 °F March 11
Highest daily low 74 °F August 23
Lowest daily high 5 °F March 11
Most daily precipitation 1.7 inches July 25
Most daily snow 4.2 inches March 2
Total annual precipitation 20.6 inches -
Total annual snow 16.1 inches -
Highest Temperatures in Ames in 1948
Rank Temperature Date
1 100 °F Jul 6
2 98 °F Aug 23
3 97 °F Aug 22
4 96 °F Sep 19
4 96 °F Jul 7
6 95 °F Aug 24
6 95 °F Aug 20
6 95 °F Jul 8
6 95 °F Jul 5
10 94 °F Sep 18
10 94 °F Aug 29
Lowest Temperatures in Ames in 1948
Rank Temperature Date
1 -18 °F March 11
2 -17 °F March 12
3 -11 °F February 8
3 -11 °F January 23
5 -9 °F February 12
5 -9 °F January 28
5 -9 °F January 17
8 -7 °F January 27
9 -6 °F March 10
10 -5 °F December 26
10 -5 °F December 10
10 -5 °F March 13
10 -5 °F January 19
10 -5 °F January 16
January 1948 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
24 11 0.00 0.0
33 8 0.00 0.0
37 18 0.00 0.0
38 25 0.00 0.0
41 25 0.00 0.0
46 19 0.00 0.0
49 28 0.00 0.0
52 29 0.00 0.0
37 28 0.00 0.0
30 26 0.00 0.0
48 28 0.00 0.0
36 14 0.00 0.0
20 10 0.00 0.0
22 -1 0.00 0.0
38 5 0.00 0.0
9 -5 0.00 0.0
16 -9 0.00 0.0
30 5 0.00 0.0
27 -5 0.00 0.0
44 16 0.00 0.0
27 8 0.00 0.0
9 0 0.00 0.0
13 -11 0.00 0.0
19 -2 0.00 0.0
19 9 0.00 0.0
13 3 0.00 0.0
5 -7 0.00 0.0
22 -9 0.00 0.0
38 6 0.00 0.0
29 11 0.00 0.0
31 8 0.00 0.0
February 1948 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
36 15 0.00 0.0
26 11 0.00 0.0
12 6 0.03 1.4
20 0 0.00 0.0
22 2 0.00 0.0
22 2 0.00 0.0
25 5 0.00 0.0
14 -11 0.00 0.0
20 -2 0.00 0.0
24 4 n/a n/a
22 8 n/a n/a
20 -9 n/a n/a
25 12 n/a n/a
23 6 0.00 0.0
44 2 0.00 0.0
55 33 0.00 0.0
60 30 0.00 0.0
54 30 0.00 0.0
47 14 0.00 0.0
21 7 0.00 0.0
28 13 0.00 0.0
33 16 0.00 0.0
42 24 n/a 0.0
41 32 n/a 0.0
45 26 0.00 0.0
56 26 n/a 0.0
49 41 n/a 0.0
46 27 0.03 0.0
28 22 0.00 0.0
March 1948 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
30 26 0.26 3.0
28 22 0.31 4.2
28 17 0.00 0.0
23 7 0.00 0.0
25 15 n/a n/a
32 18 n/a n/a
24 10 0.01 0.2
22 7 0.00 0.0
14 0 0.00 0.0
5 -6 0.00 0.0
5 -18 0.00 0.0
22 -17 0.00 0.0
35 -5 0.00 0.0
41 22 0.00 0.0
43 25 0.00 0.0
40 29 0.00 0.0
43 26 0.00 0.0
59 34 0.00 0.0
54 42 0.82 0.0
68 36 0.00 0.0
58 35 0.00 0.0
52 26 0.00 0.0
64 30 0.00 0.0
67 33 0.00 0.0
72 43 0.00 0.0
65 43 0.12 n/a
44 26 0.18 n/a
53 23 0.00 0.0
47 34 0.00 0.0
59 30 n/a 0.0
53 34 n/a 0.0
April 1948 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
52 26 0.00 0.0
44 26 0.00 0.0
72 32 0.00 0.0
74 48 n/a 0.0
63 40 n/a 0.0
63 39 n/a 0.0
68 50 n/a 0.0
57 29 0.00 0.0
55 26 0.00 0.0
65 36 n/a 0.0
62 41 n/a 0.0
54 38 0.00 0.0
57 30 0.00 0.0
70 29 0.00 0.0
78 44 0.00 0.0
68 41 0.00 0.0
66 36 0.00 0.0
86 49 0.02 0.0
86 55 0.00 0.0
71 45 0.00 0.0
69 36 n/a 0.0
60 47 n/a 0.0
73 51 0.25 0.0
76 56 n/a 0.0
70 58 n/a 0.0
71 54 0.13 0.0
67 48 0.00 0.0
65 44 0.00 0.0
69 43 n/a 0.0
62 48 n/a 0.0
May 1948 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
63 48 0.02 0.0
65 51 n/a 0.0
63 41 n/a 0.0
70 46 0.06 0.0
70 49 0.52 0.0
60 46 0.49 0.0
66 39 0.00 0.0
61 44 0.00 0.0
57 47 0.00 0.0
49 44 0.04 0.0
50 42 0.01 0.0
58 46 0.00 0.0
66 42 n/a 0.0
69 45 n/a 0.0
77 57 0.00 0.0
70 50 0.00 0.0
75 43 0.00 0.0
77 47 0.00 0.0
80 49 0.00 0.0
89 50 0.00 0.0
79 64 0.00 0.0
82 45 0.00 0.0
n/a n/a n/a n/a
70 47 0.00 0.0
75 43 0.00 0.0
79 43 0.00 0.0
83 50 0.00 0.0
72 53 0.00 0.0
70 50 0.00 0.0
65 53 0.00 0.0
78 54 0.00 0.0
June 1948 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
83 47 0.00 0.0
88 54 0.00 0.0
89 54 0.00 0.0
90 60 0.00 0.0
83 59 0.00 0.0
79 56 0.00 0.0
85 61 0.00 0.0
76 55 0.00 0.0
86 49 0.00 0.0
89 59 0.00 0.0
83 61 0.00 0.0
76 56 0.79 0.0
80 52 n/a 0.0
77 58 n/a 0.0
69 56 0.00 0.0
75 54 0.00 0.0
70 58 0.00 0.0
77 55 0.00 0.0
71 54 n/a 0.0
67 56 n/a 0.0
80 60 0.31 0.0
76 66 0.21 0.0
78 66 0.00 0.0
82 61 0.00 0.0
85 57 0.00 0.0
84 67 n/a 0.0
77 61 n/a 0.0
74 65 0.15 0.0
82 60 0.26 0.0
77 54 0.00 0.0
July 1948 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
86 55 0.00 0.0
91 70 0.00 0.0
87 63 0.00 0.0
84 68 0.00 0.0
95 68 0.00 0.0
100 73 0.00 0.0
96 70 0.00 0.0
95 71 0.00 0.0
91 72 0.00 0.0
90 68 0.00 0.0
90 63 0.00 0.0
92 68 0.03 0.0
85 67 0.00 0.0
75 65 1.63 0.0
78 62 0.09 0.0
85 59 0.00 0.0
82 64 0.00 0.0
82 58 0.00 0.0
86 61 0.00 0.0
88 63 0.00 0.0
90 68 0.19 0.0
80 63 0.00 0.0
78 52 0.00 0.0
81 56 0.00 0.0
84 64 1.69 0.0
86 56 0.00 0.0
84 63 0.00 0.0
85 58 0.00 0.0
83 70 0.29 0.0
79 57 0.68 0.0
83 55 0.00 0.0
August 1948 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
78 60 0.03 0.0
70 58 0.05 0.0
70 59 0.00 0.0
73 53 0.03 0.0
77 49 0.00 0.0
71 54 0.13 0.0
69 57 0.05 0.0
81 61 0.00 0.0
82 64 0.00 0.0
86 66 0.00 0.0
84 63 0.26 0.0
89 61 0.00 0.0
82 62 0.00 0.0
80 60 0.00 0.0
84 59 0.00 0.0
88 59 0.00 0.0
90 62 0.00 0.0
90 61 0.00 0.0
88 57 0.00 0.0
95 66 0.00 0.0
91 70 0.00 0.0
97 60 0.05 0.0
98 74 0.00 0.0
95 72 0.00 0.0
93 67 0.00 0.0
91 69 0.00 0.0
83 69 0.88 0.0
91 68 0.18 0.0
94 68 0.00 0.0
83 63 1.36 0.0
84 66 0.00 0.0
September 1948 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
88 66 0.00 0.0
84 64 0.00 0.0
84 57 0.00 0.0
84 58 0.00 0.0
84 58 0.00 0.0
86 59 0.00 0.0
71 61 0.00 0.0
71 55 0.18 0.0
74 46 0.05 0.0
74 46 0.00 0.0
90 53 0.00 0.0
90 57 0.00 0.0
82 59 0.00 0.0
84 50 0.00 0.0
90 58 0.00 0.0
90 64 0.00 0.0
90 62 0.00 0.0
94 71 0.00 0.0
96 62 0.00 0.0
83 66 0.62 0.0
82 64 0.34 0.0
65 55 0.00 0.0
68 47 0.00 0.0
70 45 0.00 0.0
70 47 0.00 0.0
73 43 0.00 0.0
73 40 0.00 0.0
75 43 0.00 0.0
77 46 0.00 0.0
80 48 0.00 0.0
October 1948 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
71 50 0.00 0.0
67 40 0.00 0.0
64 43 0.00 0.0
63 35 0.00 0.0
67 36 0.00 0.0
61 49 0.95 0.0
50 43 0.01 0.0
63 46 0.00 0.0
56 40 0.00 0.0
53 38 0.00 0.0
52 41 0.00 0.0
66 39 0.00 0.0
70 37 0.00 0.0
71 40 0.00 0.0
73 42 0.00 0.0
66 40 0.00 0.0
42 20 0.00 0.0
68 22 0.00 0.0
61 32 0.00 0.0
72 29 0.00 0.0
63 36 0.00 0.0
65 32 0.00 0.0
58 30 0.00 0.0
63 27 0.00 0.0
72 30 0.00 0.0
76 35 0.00 0.0
72 38 0.00 0.0
73 38 0.00 0.0
71 41 0.02 0.0
66 51 0.83 0.0
71 41 0.00 0.0
November 1948 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
62 41 0.00 0.0
64 47 0.00 0.0
57 50 0.00 0.0
55 46 0.03 0.0
55 49 1.48 0.0
50 39 0.03 0.0
49 29 0.00 0.0
43 36 0.00 0.0
46 32 0.00 0.0
42 29 0.00 0.0
41 32 0.00 0.0
49 32 0.00 0.0
43 22 0.01 0.0
n/a 31 0.00 0.0
70 28 0.00 0.0
58 41 0.00 0.0
52 27 0.00 0.0
47 42 0.00 0.0
48 41 1.29 0.0
42 31 0.00 0.0
33 28 0.15 0.0
28 16 0.00 0.0
43 18 0.00 0.0
38 27 0.00 0.0
44 35 0.02 0.0
42 26 0.00 0.0
39 21 0.00 0.0
35 24 0.00 0.0
42 19 0.00 0.0
37 23 0.00 0.0
December 1948 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
41 16 0.00 0.0
52 22 0.00 0.0
57 25 0.00 0.0
58 28 0.00 0.0
52 22 0.81 1.0
33 21 0.00 0.0
27 14 0.00 0.0
27 6 0.00 0.0
24 10 0.03 0.5
21 -5 0.00 0.0
38 21 0.00 0.0
40 26 0.00 0.0
40 25 0.00 0.0
34 27 0.25 0.0
35 30 0.00 0.0
31 17 0.00 0.0
28 14 0.00 0.0
29 23 0.10 1.7
27 17 0.00 0.0
37 21 0.00 0.0
40 20 0.00 0.0
35 13 0.00 0.0
25 19 0.05 1.5
22 13 0.00 0.0
20 -1 0.00 0.0
21 -5 0.00 0.0
35 15 0.00 0.0
33 27 0.43 0.0
33 15 0.26 2.6
28 1 0.00 0.0
26 21 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