Ames Weather in 1960

Historical record of Ames, Iowa weather for the year 1960 based on NOAA data.
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1960 Ames Weather Extremes
Highest temperature 94 °F August 3
Lowest temperature -21 °F March 5
Highest daily low 71 °F August 31
Lowest daily high 4 °F December 22
Most daily precipitation 3.6 inches May 6
Most daily snow 6.0 inches January 15
Total annual precipitation 34.4 inches -
Total annual snow 42.6 inches -
Highest Temperatures in Ames in 1960
Rank Temperature Date
1 94 °F Aug 3
2 92 °F Aug 2
3 91 °F Sep 5
3 91 °F Sep 4
3 91 °F Jul 22
3 91 °F Jul 21
7 90 °F Sep 7
7 90 °F Sep 6
7 90 °F Sep 2
7 90 °F Sep 1
7 90 °F Jul 23
Lowest Temperatures in Ames in 1960
Rank Temperature Date
1 -21 °F March 5
2 -14 °F March 6
3 -12 °F February 29
3 -12 °F January 24
5 -10 °F December 23
5 -10 °F January 23
7 -8 °F December 21
7 -8 °F March 4
7 -8 °F March 1
7 -8 °F January 5
January 1960 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
30 20 0.00 0.0
37 24 0.02 0.0
24 4 0.00 0.0
19 -5 0.00 0.0
18 -8 0.00 0.0
34 4 0.00 0.0
40 25 0.00 0.0
33 23 0.00 0.0
44 22 0.00 0.0
32 24 0.00 0.0
34 23 0.06 0.0
40 34 0.41 0.0
36 33 0.00 0.0
35 32 0.40 1.0
32 16 0.46 6.0
22 -5 0.00 0.0
23 6 0.04 0.8
26 12 0.18 2.6
18 8 0.00 0.0
12 -2 0.00 0.0
13 -6 0.00 0.0
8 -4 0.00 0.0
11 -10 0.00 0.0
20 -12 0.00 0.0
24 13 0.00 0.0
22 10 0.00 0.0
23 17 0.00 0.0
29 20 0.00 0.0
27 19 0.00 0.0
35 19 0.00 0.0
39 18 0.00 0.0
February 1960 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
32 28 0.00 0.0
30 27 0.00 0.0
30 23 0.00 0.0
32 18 0.07 0.0
33 29 0.02 0.0
32 24 0.00 0.0
30 23 0.00 0.0
43 25 0.00 0.0
32 23 0.11 2.5
27 15 0.06 1.0
23 7 0.00 0.0
20 1 0.00 0.0
22 0 0.00 0.0
25 0 0.00 0.0
34 20 0.00 0.0
40 23 0.00 0.0
30 11 0.00 0.0
24 9 0.00 0.0
18 -1 0.00 0.0
20 11 0.18 3.5
18 7 0.24 4.0
21 -2 0.00 0.0
24 6 0.03 0.5
25 11 0.07 1.2
25 7 0.00 0.0
22 7 0.00 0.0
19 -5 0.00 0.0
19 8 0.02 0.4
16 -12 0.00 0.0
March 1960 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
22 -8 0.00 0.0
17 10 0.04 0.8
17 8 0.07 1.2
10 -8 0.00 0.0
12 -21 0.00 0.0
14 -14 0.00 0.0
16 -4 0.05 1.0
19 12 0.18 3.0
25 18 0.14 2.0
24 15 0.00 0.0
26 15 0.17 2.0
24 2 0.00 0.0
25 15 0.02 0.3
22 -6 0.00 0.0
27 15 0.00 0.0
27 22 0.13 2.3
30 11 0.01 0.0
34 8 0.00 0.0
32 23 0.04 0.5
30 17 0.00 0.0
36 1 0.00 0.0
35 13 0.00 0.0
35 4 0.00 0.0
30 2 0.00 0.0
27 5 0.01 0.0
37 12 0.00 0.0
41 34 0.00 0.0
37 28 0.00 0.0
49 35 0.37 0.0
42 35 0.00 0.0
50 28 0.00 0.0
April 1960 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
52 38 0.24 0.0
45 34 0.04 0.0
50 33 0.00 0.0
48 34 0.08 0.0
48 30 0.00 0.0
60 35 0.00 0.0
53 34 0.00 0.0
46 32 0.00 0.0
38 22 0.00 0.0
52 21 0.00 0.0
66 42 0.00 0.0
67 34 0.00 0.0
74 56 0.08 0.0
74 43 0.00 0.0
78 55 0.00 0.0
64 43 2.23 0.0
47 32 1.08 3.0
58 31 0.00 0.0
70 41 0.00 0.0
65 51 0.00 0.0
80 38 0.00 0.0
87 50 0.00 0.0
83 62 0.00 0.0
82 64 0.12 0.0
74 54 1.06 0.0
62 39 0.00 0.0
56 37 0.00 0.0
63 42 0.04 0.0
56 46 0.49 0.0
47 33 0.63 0.0
May 1960 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
67 34 0.30 0.0
74 44 0.00 0.0
77 55 0.00 0.0
75 59 0.00 0.0
68 52 0.43 0.0
64 44 3.62 0.0
53 37 0.00 0.0
59 34 0.00 0.0
62 38 0.00 0.0
65 38 0.06 0.0
64 39 0.12 0.0
69 40 0.00 0.0
75 41 0.00 0.0
81 48 0.00 0.0
79 57 0.00 0.0
74 58 0.65 0.0
70 49 0.00 0.0
65 51 0.44 0.0
78 58 0.02 0.0
74 58 0.03 0.0
62 50 0.06 0.0
75 50 0.00 0.0
78 50 0.00 0.0
78 59 0.70 0.0
72 59 1.38 0.0
62 55 0.01 0.0
66 53 0.00 0.0
70 53 0.00 0.0
73 56 0.00 0.0
79 50 0.00 0.0
80 53 0.00 0.0
June 1960 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
85 58 0.00 0.0
85 54 0.00 0.0
87 53 0.00 0.0
81 59 0.06 0.0
75 54 0.00 0.0
70 54 0.00 0.0
71 48 0.00 0.0
76 50 0.00 0.0
79 54 0.00 0.0
81 61 0.31 0.0
77 59 0.25 0.0
61 58 0.20 0.0
71 58 0.00 0.0
83 54 0.00 0.0
86 63 0.00 0.0
79 56 0.34 0.0
73 44 0.00 0.0
84 63 0.02 0.0
81 64 0.00 0.0
75 61 0.41 0.0
68 59 0.00 0.0
81 52 0.00 0.0
77 66 0.00 0.0
75 54 0.00 0.0
78 52 0.00 0.0
83 55 0.00 0.0
86 65 0.00 0.0
84 64 1.02 0.0
76 64 0.00 0.0
71 61 0.09 0.0
July 1960 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
77 54 0.01 0.0
88 61 0.00 0.0
82 62 0.00 0.0
77 52 0.00 0.0
82 55 0.00 0.0
79 54 0.00 0.0
82 52 0.00 0.0
82 56 0.00 0.0
74 64 1.50 0.0
83 66 0.00 0.0
85 66 0.00 0.0
80 69 1.10 0.0
80 65 0.07 0.0
76 55 0.00 0.0
79 57 0.00 0.0
80 56 0.00 0.0
84 59 0.00 0.0
87 67 0.00 0.0
86 64 0.00 0.0
89 61 0.00 0.0
91 67 0.00 0.0
91 68 0.00 0.0
90 70 0.00 0.0
88 68 0.00 0.0
84 67 0.00 0.0
89 64 0.06 0.0
88 60 0.00 0.0
89 63 0.00 0.0
83 66 0.00 0.0
77 58 0.00 0.0
81 48 0.00 0.0
August 1960 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
88 57 0.00 0.0
92 71 0.00 0.0
94 71 0.01 0.0
88 67 0.00 0.0
79 68 0.17 0.0
83 66 0.30 0.0
84 66 0.10 0.0
87 63 0.00 0.0
77 61 0.45 0.0
77 57 0.00 0.0
80 53 0.00 0.0
82 55 0.00 0.0
85 61 0.00 0.0
79 63 0.00 0.0
75 54 0.07 0.0
85 62 0.00 0.0
86 66 0.17 0.0
81 64 0.68 0.0
76 60 0.00 0.0
80 57 0.00 0.0
84 58 0.00 0.0
85 60 0.00 0.0
85 63 0.00 0.0
82 69 0.00 0.0
86 68 2.20 0.0
76 57 0.00 0.0
87 59 0.00 0.0
86 64 0.81 0.0
76 62 0.60 0.0
87 64 0.00 0.0
89 71 0.00 0.0
September 1960 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
90 69 0.00 0.0
90 67 0.00 0.0
89 66 0.00 0.0
91 67 0.00 0.0
91 66 0.00 0.0
90 67 0.00 0.0
90 66 0.00 0.0
79 62 0.47 0.0
70 54 0.00 0.0
72 44 0.00 0.0
76 48 0.00 0.0
66 43 0.00 0.0
70 49 0.00 0.0
66 44 0.04 0.0
75 53 0.00 0.0
69 62 0.53 0.0
71 57 0.00 0.0
77 57 0.30 0.0
66 51 0.00 0.0
77 44 0.00 0.0
72 55 0.00 0.0
68 57 0.45 0.0
66 55 0.33 0.0
64 54 1.25 0.0
73 45 0.00 0.0
79 45 0.00 0.0
68 47 0.00 0.0
73 41 0.00 0.0
63 50 0.30 0.0
56 39 0.00 0.0
October 1960 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
72 40 0.00 0.0
67 42 0.00 0.0
67 41 0.00 0.0
66 45 0.00 0.0
76 52 0.00 0.0
66 46 0.00 0.0
69 36 0.00 0.0
72 38 0.00 0.0
75 39 0.00 0.0
79 40 0.00 0.0
83 50 0.00 0.0
76 56 0.00 0.0
65 54 0.12 0.0
71 56 0.00 0.0
63 44 0.00 0.0
67 36 0.00 0.0
65 41 0.00 0.0
58 38 0.00 0.0
52 28 0.00 0.0
36 19 0.00 0.0
61 31 0.00 0.0
72 39 0.00 0.0
67 37 0.00 0.0
53 29 0.00 0.0
57 37 0.27 0.0
57 38 0.00 0.0
62 31 0.00 0.0
60 40 0.00 0.0
51 44 0.62 0.0
50 44 0.14 0.0
45 39 0.11 0.0
November 1960 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
49 37 0.00 0.0
41 30 0.00 0.0
60 30 0.00 0.0
50 39 0.00 0.0
50 27 0.00 0.0
45 32 0.00 0.0
47 21 0.00 0.0
49 37 0.02 0.0
37 22 0.00 0.0
38 12 0.00 0.0
50 27 0.00 0.0
55 26 0.00 0.0
60 28 0.00 0.0
59 48 0.00 0.0
61 46 0.16 0.0
49 34 0.00 0.0
52 24 0.00 0.0
43 27 0.00 0.0
57 27 0.00 0.0
57 29 0.00 0.0
60 28 0.00 0.0
48 30 0.00 0.0
49 18 0.00 0.0
53 27 0.00 0.0
67 28 0.00 0.0
55 40 0.00 0.0
47 33 0.00 0.0
60 22 0.11 0.0
33 19 0.00 0.0
26 10 0.00 0.0
December 1960 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
33 4 0.00 0.0
52 22 0.00 0.0
49 28 0.00 0.0
57 39 0.05 0.0
54 32 0.51 0.0
32 21 0.00 0.0
35 18 0.00 0.0
28 9 0.00 0.0
29 5 0.00 0.0
37 21 0.00 0.0
32 26 0.00 0.0
27 10 0.00 0.0
35 10 0.00 0.0
42 22 0.00 0.0
36 23 0.00 0.0
35 10 0.00 0.0
35 14 0.00 0.0
32 17 0.00 0.0
26 13 0.00 0.0
18 6 0.04 1.0
9 -8 0.00 0.0
4 -3 0.00 0.0
14 -10 0.04 1.5
31 13 0.00 0.0
42 16 0.00 0.0
30 20 0.02 0.5
23 18 0.00 0.0
29 11 0.00 0.0
32 16 0.00 0.0
46 17 0.00 0.0
34 20 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