Ames Weather in 1959

Historical record of Ames, Iowa weather for the year 1959 based on NOAA data.
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1959 Ames Weather Extremes
Highest temperature 93 °F August 21
Lowest temperature -16 °F January 5
Highest daily low 75 °F August 21
Lowest daily high 3 °F January 3
Most daily precipitation 1.8 inches March 26
Most daily snow 6.5 inches March 5
Total annual precipitation 34.0 inches -
Total annual snow 50.4 inches -
Highest Temperatures in Ames in 1959
Rank Temperature Date
1 93 °F Aug 21
1 93 °F Jun 16
3 92 °F Aug 28
3 92 °F Aug 22
3 92 °F Aug 20
3 92 °F Aug 3
3 92 °F Jun 25
3 92 °F Jun 24
9 90 °F Sep 8
9 90 °F Sep 7
9 90 °F Aug 24
9 90 °F Aug 19
9 90 °F Aug 18
9 90 °F Aug 12
9 90 °F Aug 11
9 90 °F Aug 4
9 90 °F Jul 29
9 90 °F Jun 21
Lowest Temperatures in Ames in 1959
Rank Temperature Date
1 -16 °F January 5
1 -16 °F January 4
3 -15 °F January 23
4 -10 °F February 19
5 -9 °F February 2
6 -8 °F November 17
6 -8 °F January 17
8 -7 °F February 11
9 -6 °F February 20
9 -6 °F February 1
January 1959 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
24 16 0.04 0.6
23 2 0.07 1.0
3 -4 0.03 0.5
6 -16 0.00 0.0
13 -16 0.00 0.0
29 2 0.00 0.0
24 12 0.00 0.0
27 15 0.00 0.0
25 4 0.00 0.0
27 7 0.00 0.0
33 12 0.00 0.0
43 15 0.00 0.0
37 21 0.00 0.0
43 30 0.00 0.0
36 4 0.00 0.0
8 -4 0.00 0.0
9 -8 0.00 0.0
32 -4 0.03 0.5
35 3 0.08 0.0
17 8 0.00 0.0
16 2 0.22 3.0
12 -5 0.00 0.0
10 -15 0.00 0.0
41 5 0.00 0.0
32 13 0.00 0.0
20 6 0.00 0.0
30 6 0.00 0.0
41 21 0.00 0.0
35 20 0.28 3.2
20 5 0.00 0.0
10 2 0.00 0.0
February 1959 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
12 -6 0.00 0.0
15 -9 0.00 0.0
28 14 0.03 0.6
36 2 0.02 0.3
25 1 0.00 0.0
32 0 0.00 0.0
42 20 0.00 0.0
23 14 0.00 0.0
24 21 0.21 0.5
24 10 0.54 3.6
24 -7 0.00 0.0
40 17 0.00 0.0
34 15 0.00 0.0
33 17 0.02 0.0
32 17 0.00 0.0
32 18 0.00 0.0
25 18 0.03 0.5
19 6 0.00 0.0
8 -10 0.00 0.0
24 -6 0.00 0.0
39 21 0.00 0.0
34 26 0.03 0.0
34 24 0.37 2.5
28 9 0.00 0.0
36 15 0.00 0.0
46 21 0.00 0.0
40 32 0.00 0.0
40 25 0.00 0.0
March 1959 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
45 23 0.00 0.0
40 33 0.07 0.0
37 24 0.00 0.0
32 22 0.04 0.6
28 24 0.48 6.5
30 22 0.12 1.5
36 9 0.00 0.0
43 26 0.00 0.0
40 29 0.00 0.0
35 17 0.09 1.5
39 30 0.00 0.0
37 27 0.00 0.0
49 29 0.00 0.0
42 31 0.16 1.5
31 19 0.39 6.0
34 13 0.00 0.0
29 7 0.00 0.0
45 17 0.00 0.0
61 39 0.00 0.0
51 35 0.00 0.0
37 19 0.00 0.0
54 20 0.00 0.0
69 32 0.00 0.0
67 39 0.00 0.0
49 36 0.15 0.0
38 34 1.84 0.0
49 31 0.00 0.0
46 27 0.00 0.0
51 28 0.00 0.0
49 39 0.21 0.0
62 33 0.07 0.0
April 1959 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
58 41 0.33 0.0
71 36 0.14 0.0
59 39 0.00 0.0
69 31 0.00 0.0
64 44 0.00 0.0
70 33 0.00 0.0
63 47 0.12 0.0
54 34 0.00 0.0
49 30 0.00 0.0
47 35 0.00 0.0
51 26 0.00 0.0
44 28 0.02 0.0
56 28 0.00 0.0
66 27 0.00 0.0
74 44 0.00 0.0
63 41 0.00 0.0
61 53 0.14 0.0
53 35 0.00 0.0
44 39 0.10 0.0
39 31 0.66 6.0
49 25 0.00 0.0
59 29 0.00 0.0
68 36 0.00 0.0
75 40 0.00 0.0
66 41 0.00 0.0
52 40 0.00 0.0
47 39 0.54 0.0
68 41 0.22 0.0
74 40 0.00 0.0
78 50 0.00 0.0
May 1959 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
86 51 0.00 0.0
87 60 0.00 0.0
84 60 0.42 0.0
86 67 0.00 0.0
77 61 0.77 0.0
71 49 0.14 0.0
58 41 0.00 0.0
67 46 0.00 0.0
64 51 0.63 0.0
75 54 0.26 0.0
73 41 0.03 0.0
65 52 0.03 0.0
60 47 0.00 0.0
53 38 0.00 0.0
58 37 0.00 0.0
70 35 0.00 0.0
68 43 0.00 0.0
63 56 0.43 0.0
81 56 0.02 0.0
77 65 0.00 0.0
73 58 0.97 0.0
61 51 0.15 0.0
64 50 0.03 0.0
70 44 0.00 0.0
76 58 0.01 0.0
79 65 0.00 0.0
76 54 0.00 0.0
77 60 0.54 0.0
78 57 0.63 0.0
74 61 1.55 0.0
72 59 1.47 0.0
June 1959 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
69 51 0.00 0.0
75 49 0.00 0.0
79 54 0.00 0.0
79 56 0.00 0.0
83 55 0.00 0.0
85 59 0.00 0.0
83 59 0.00 0.0
88 60 0.00 0.0
86 61 0.00 0.0
82 65 0.00 0.0
80 63 0.00 0.0
85 58 0.00 0.0
79 51 0.00 0.0
79 53 0.00 0.0
89 55 0.00 0.0
93 63 0.00 0.0
85 65 0.00 0.0
78 64 0.00 0.0
87 65 0.00 0.0
82 57 0.00 0.0
90 60 0.00 0.0
79 59 0.00 0.0
81 53 0.00 0.0
92 64 0.00 0.0
92 72 0.00 0.0
87 73 0.00 0.0
84 70 0.52 0.0
83 69 0.97 0.0
74 52 0.57 0.0
65 51 1.20 0.0
July 1959 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
66 53 0.09 0.0
75 48 0.00 0.0
80 54 0.00 0.0
84 64 0.05 0.0
80 63 0.00 0.0
81 52 0.00 0.0
89 61 0.00 0.0
86 74 0.03 0.0
83 56 0.00 0.0
82 57 0.03 0.0
77 52 0.00 0.0
81 53 0.00 0.0
84 57 0.00 0.0
85 59 0.00 0.0
79 57 0.00 0.0
84 64 0.00 0.0
80 64 0.66 0.0
81 64 0.01 0.0
82 59 0.00 0.0
83 57 0.00 0.0
87 62 0.00 0.0
85 65 0.00 0.0
88 66 0.00 0.0
86 59 0.00 0.0
87 59 0.00 0.0
89 62 0.00 0.0
86 61 0.00 0.0
89 69 0.07 0.0
90 71 1.21 0.0
85 71 0.00 0.0
83 62 0.00 0.0
August 1959 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
88 59 0.00 0.0
79 66 0.31 0.0
92 71 0.00 0.0
90 73 0.02 0.0
84 72 0.06 0.0
84 70 0.02 0.0
77 59 0.00 0.0
69 60 0.00 0.0
78 51 0.00 0.0
88 63 0.00 0.0
90 64 0.00 0.0
90 71 0.00 0.0
89 64 0.00 0.0
82 63 0.25 0.0
78 62 0.63 0.0
82 65 0.00 0.0
88 60 0.00 0.0
90 63 0.00 0.0
90 69 0.00 0.0
92 72 0.00 0.0
93 75 0.00 0.0
92 71 0.00 0.0
87 70 0.92 0.0
90 66 0.01 0.0
89 70 0.00 0.0
88 67 0.00 0.0
85 72 0.04 0.0
92 67 0.00 0.0
88 66 0.05 0.0
82 67 0.34 0.0
77 65 0.00 0.0
September 1959 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
78 65 0.10 0.0
74 51 1.48 0.0
78 49 0.00 0.0
85 55 0.00 0.0
86 65 0.00 0.0
89 73 0.00 0.0
90 71 0.00 0.0
90 66 0.00 0.0
80 62 0.08 0.0
67 42 0.00 0.0
73 38 0.00 0.0
76 40 0.00 0.0
78 45 0.00 0.0
80 47 0.00 0.0
68 48 0.00 0.0
49 42 0.10 0.0
57 44 0.15 0.0
50 40 0.33 0.0
71 49 0.60 0.0
85 65 0.00 0.0
79 63 0.07 0.0
80 69 0.04 0.0
70 54 0.00 0.0
71 49 0.00 0.0
71 59 0.88 0.0
66 58 0.48 0.0
66 50 0.01 0.0
72 51 0.00 0.0
56 38 0.00 0.0
51 41 0.00 0.0
October 1959 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
50 38 0.04 0.0
64 49 0.95 0.0
60 42 0.13 0.0
57 42 0.22 0.0
65 52 0.50 0.0
60 54 0.01 0.0
67 51 0.00 0.0
57 40 0.04 0.0
59 31 0.00 0.0
57 39 0.08 0.0
46 32 0.00 0.0
55 26 0.00 0.0
51 37 0.00 0.0
64 32 0.00 0.0
72 33 0.00 0.0
62 43 0.00 0.0
54 28 0.05 0.0
67 31 0.00 0.0
72 39 0.00 0.0
63 39 0.00 0.0
65 35 0.00 0.0
67 46 0.02 0.0
59 47 0.14 0.0
52 41 0.00 0.0
47 31 0.00 0.0
49 36 0.06 0.0
38 30 0.01 0.0
49 27 0.00 0.0
58 33 0.00 0.0
54 41 0.10 0.0
48 41 0.05 0.0
November 1959 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
65 31 0.00 0.0
51 29 0.00 0.0
67 36 0.00 0.0
55 39 1.05 0.0
39 20 0.48 2.0
20 9 0.00 0.0
36 8 0.00 0.0
43 19 0.00 0.0
53 30 0.00 0.0
60 34 0.00 0.0
43 25 0.00 0.0
30 27 0.23 3.5
27 18 0.00 0.0
19 0 0.00 0.0
24 3 0.00 0.0
27 1 0.00 0.0
14 -8 0.00 0.0
39 12 0.00 0.0
37 21 0.00 0.0
39 27 0.00 0.0
40 24 0.00 0.0
51 33 0.00 0.0
44 33 0.02 0.0
40 28 0.02 0.0
28 19 0.03 0.5
25 14 0.02 0.0
25 10 0.00 0.0
21 5 0.00 0.0
34 4 0.00 0.0
44 25 0.00 0.0
December 1959 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
38 30 0.00 0.0
42 23 0.00 0.0
54 29 0.00 0.0
41 33 0.00 0.0
34 25 0.00 0.0
27 15 0.00 0.0
43 12 0.00 0.0
41 22 0.00 0.0
47 20 0.00 0.0
43 24 0.00 0.0
40 34 0.02 0.0
37 26 0.00 0.0
30 25 0.00 0.0
46 29 0.03 0.0
50 32 0.00 0.0
49 26 0.00 0.0
47 30 0.00 0.0
39 21 0.00 0.0
35 28 0.00 0.0
32 29 0.10 2.0
30 26 0.00 0.0
33 27 0.29 0.0
33 24 0.00 0.0
29 20 0.00 0.0
44 28 0.00 0.0
54 43 0.02 0.0
52 38 0.72 0.0
39 30 0.23 2.0
33 26 0.01 0.0
28 21 0.00 0.0
27 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