Ames Weather in 1961

Historical record of Ames, Iowa weather for the year 1961 based on NOAA data.
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1961 Ames Weather Extremes
Highest temperature 95 °F June 30
Lowest temperature -18 °F December 13
Highest daily low 71 °F September 2
Lowest daily high 6 °F December 11
Most daily precipitation 4.2 inches September 30
Most daily snow 7.0 inches December 22
Total annual precipitation 38.0 inches -
Total annual snow 46.9 inches -
Highest Temperatures in Ames in 1961
Rank Temperature Date
1 95 °F Jun 30
2 94 °F Aug 25
3 92 °F Sep 2
3 92 °F Jul 4
5 91 °F Aug 29
5 91 °F Aug 26
5 91 °F Jul 30
8 90 °F Aug 30
8 90 °F Jul 1
8 90 °F Jun 28
Lowest Temperatures in Ames in 1961
Rank Temperature Date
1 -18 °F December 13
2 -13 °F January 27
2 -13 °F January 24
4 -11 °F January 25
5 -9 °F December 15
5 -9 °F January 21
7 -8 °F December 28
8 -4 °F January 29
9 -3 °F December 27
9 -3 °F December 25
9 -3 °F December 11
January 1961 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
26 18 0.00 0.0
25 9 0.07 1.4
27 0 0.00 0.0
42 11 0.00 0.0
44 19 0.00 0.0
49 27 0.00 0.0
38 26 0.00 0.0
28 8 0.00 0.0
42 13 0.00 0.0
43 19 0.00 0.0
46 20 0.00 0.0
56 25 0.00 0.0
45 29 0.00 0.0
34 23 0.00 0.0
31 29 0.05 0.5
48 23 0.00 0.0
47 32 0.00 0.0
34 24 0.03 0.5
24 12 0.00 0.0
17 2 0.01 0.0
13 -9 0.00 0.0
9 -2 0.00 0.0
28 -2 0.00 0.0
21 -13 0.00 0.0
12 -11 0.00 0.0
11 0 0.08 1.2
9 -13 0.00 0.0
23 3 0.00 0.0
20 -4 0.00 0.0
27 3 0.00 0.0
50 7 0.00 0.0
February 1961 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
34 16 0.00 0.0
21 13 0.28 4.5
16 2 0.01 0.0
20 0 0.00 0.0
25 15 0.00 0.0
27 21 0.09 1.5
32 12 0.00 0.0
36 9 0.00 0.0
37 19 0.00 0.0
34 19 0.00 0.0
46 23 0.00 0.0
41 27 0.00 0.0
43 32 0.00 0.0
52 27 0.00 0.0
42 31 0.00 0.0
52 27 0.00 0.0
45 26 0.07 0.0
32 18 1.34 1.0
28 8 0.00 0.0
41 18 0.00 0.0
49 24 0.00 0.0
42 29 0.45 0.0
37 29 0.12 0.0
29 19 0.00 0.0
36 18 0.00 0.0
44 30 0.00 0.0
43 29 0.00 0.0
46 25 0.00 0.0
March 1961 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
47 32 0.00 0.0
56 35 0.00 0.0
43 34 0.00 0.0
37 34 0.68 0.0
34 28 0.18 0.5
32 30 0.61 0.0
34 29 0.33 0.5
34 27 0.42 3.0
33 25 0.00 0.0
48 23 0.00 0.0
41 32 0.00 0.0
35 29 0.00 0.0
35 30 0.84 1.8
50 25 0.00 0.0
40 30 0.00 0.0
42 24 0.00 0.0
41 25 0.00 0.0
34 28 0.12 0.5
44 27 0.11 1.5
35 30 0.16 1.0
37 33 0.20 2.0
38 33 0.00 0.0
45 34 0.00 0.0
55 30 0.00 0.0
67 38 0.00 0.0
57 50 0.00 0.0
56 36 0.92 0.0
39 30 0.00 0.0
42 26 0.00 0.0
52 24 0.00 0.0
45 31 0.00 0.0
April 1961 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
39 24 0.00 0.0
45 20 0.00 0.0
53 31 0.06 0.0
50 32 0.04 0.0
46 34 0.00 0.0
41 27 0.00 0.0
44 25 0.00 0.0
43 27 0.00 0.0
50 33 0.00 0.0
56 35 0.00 0.0
49 35 0.92 0.0
43 33 0.36 0.5
56 27 0.00 0.0
56 41 0.08 0.0
43 31 0.00 0.0
40 23 0.02 0.4
40 32 0.03 0.0
60 29 0.00 0.0
74 40 0.00 0.0
72 55 0.44 0.0
65 40 0.00 0.0
68 44 0.03 0.0
66 43 0.14 0.0
66 47 0.00 0.0
57 43 0.00 0.0
67 31 0.00 0.0
57 39 0.00 0.0
55 33 0.05 0.0
57 34 0.02 0.0
61 35 0.00 0.0
May 1961 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
55 32 0.00 0.0
59 33 0.00 0.0
61 37 0.00 0.0
61 41 0.00 0.0
57 46 0.12 0.0
68 50 0.00 0.0
71 43 0.00 0.0
66 48 0.00 0.0
58 39 0.00 0.0
77 37 0.00 0.0
84 52 0.00 0.0
87 50 0.00 0.0
83 59 0.00 0.0
82 65 0.03 0.0
67 48 0.00 0.0
68 38 0.00 0.0
60 50 0.64 0.0
54 46 0.00 0.0
59 47 0.00 0.0
65 51 0.00 0.0
76 44 0.00 0.0
70 45 0.00 0.0
77 42 0.00 0.0
76 45 0.00 0.0
70 57 0.30 0.0
62 37 0.00 0.0
73 42 0.00 0.0
78 50 0.00 0.0
77 54 0.00 0.0
74 47 0.17 0.0
85 59 0.06 0.0
June 1961 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
80 64 0.09 0.0
82 54 0.00 0.0
76 50 0.00 0.0
81 51 0.00 0.0
82 56 0.00 0.0
72 62 2.56 0.0
78 57 0.15 0.0
79 59 0.00 0.0
86 61 0.00 0.0
88 62 0.00 0.0
89 66 0.00 0.0
89 69 0.00 0.0
83 63 0.82 0.0
75 62 0.00 0.0
68 50 0.00 0.0
71 47 0.00 0.0
75 48 0.00 0.0
81 51 0.00 0.0
76 61 0.00 0.0
76 45 0.00 0.0
80 49 0.00 0.0
74 62 0.05 0.0
74 51 0.00 0.0
78 52 0.00 0.0
80 46 0.00 0.0
85 49 0.00 0.0
86 65 0.00 0.0
90 64 0.00 0.0
88 66 0.01 0.0
95 71 0.00 0.0
July 1961 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
90 68 0.22 0.0
82 66 0.00 0.0
88 55 0.00 0.0
92 64 0.00 0.0
83 66 0.97 0.0
79 63 0.00 0.0
84 57 0.00 0.0
77 61 0.00 0.0
81 54 0.00 0.0
79 63 0.00 0.0
83 61 0.00 0.0
81 60 0.86 0.0
72 63 0.09 0.0
80 58 0.00 0.0
78 58 0.31 0.0
82 56 0.00 0.0
83 64 0.03 0.0
86 65 0.00 0.0
82 63 0.19 0.0
83 60 0.00 0.0
76 63 0.97 0.0
79 60 0.00 0.0
80 60 0.00 0.0
86 59 0.00 0.0
86 61 0.00 0.0
83 65 0.97 0.0
83 66 0.33 0.0
86 67 0.06 0.0
88 65 0.00 0.0
91 68 0.48 0.0
88 71 0.20 0.0
August 1961 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
82 68 1.30 0.0
87 64 0.00 0.0
87 66 0.00 0.0
86 59 0.50 0.0
80 64 0.00 0.0
77 56 0.00 0.0
82 54 0.00 0.0
81 63 0.00 0.0
82 68 0.05 0.0
82 65 0.01 0.0
80 66 0.00 0.0
83 53 0.00 0.0
82 57 0.00 0.0
82 55 0.00 0.0
84 56 0.00 0.0
84 58 0.00 0.0
86 62 0.00 0.0
86 62 0.00 0.0
77 66 0.33 0.0
76 51 0.00 0.0
70 56 0.00 0.0
77 55 0.00 0.0
75 55 0.00 0.0
78 51 0.00 0.0
94 60 0.00 0.0
91 58 0.00 0.0
82 67 0.03 0.0
88 62 0.00 0.0
91 61 0.00 0.0
90 63 0.00 0.0
89 68 0.00 0.0
September 1961 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
81 67 0.14 0.0
92 71 0.00 0.0
82 50 0.87 0.0
66 55 0.00 0.0
76 60 0.03 0.0
86 53 0.00 0.0
85 64 0.00 0.0
87 67 0.03 0.0
88 65 0.00 0.0
87 69 0.00 0.0
69 55 0.26 0.0
63 56 2.22 0.0
63 51 0.66 0.0
57 47 0.00 0.0
68 41 0.00 0.0
70 45 0.00 0.0
75 50 0.00 0.0
76 50 0.00 0.0
76 48 0.00 0.0
71 57 0.05 0.0
78 52 0.02 0.0
63 51 0.25 0.0
52 43 0.14 0.0
53 45 0.02 0.0
65 42 0.00 0.0
70 39 0.00 0.0
62 50 0.00 0.0
60 31 0.00 0.0
65 40 0.04 0.0
62 38 4.16 0.0
October 1961 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
52 31 0.00 0.0
64 36 0.00 0.0
72 41 0.00 0.0
74 37 0.00 0.0
81 45 0.00 0.0
80 51 0.00 0.0
76 54 0.00 0.0
78 56 0.00 0.0
71 52 0.00 0.0
67 56 1.58 0.0
73 51 0.23 0.0
79 46 0.00 0.0
66 48 0.21 0.0
57 37 0.00 0.0
75 39 0.00 0.0
78 44 0.00 0.0
81 52 0.00 0.0
68 38 0.33 0.0
48 34 0.00 0.0
58 27 0.00 0.0
65 33 0.00 0.0
64 43 0.00 0.0
60 37 0.14 0.0
62 39 0.00 0.0
54 41 0.00 0.0
56 28 0.00 0.0
62 37 0.00 0.0
60 49 0.00 0.0
70 56 0.51 0.0
56 43 0.00 0.0
63 41 0.00 0.0
November 1961 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
59 44 0.00 0.0
64 38 0.70 0.0
40 22 0.02 0.0
51 33 0.00 0.0
35 23 0.00 0.0
40 30 0.00 0.0
47 29 0.00 0.0
37 21 0.00 0.0
57 23 0.00 0.0
59 29 0.00 0.0
61 34 0.00 0.0
57 48 0.00 0.0
49 32 0.26 3.5
38 30 0.00 0.0
46 28 0.03 0.0
42 30 0.88 0.0
34 21 0.00 0.0
31 16 0.00 0.0
35 23 0.00 0.0
33 27 0.00 0.0
40 32 0.09 0.0
42 38 0.21 0.0
49 29 0.00 0.0
51 29 0.00 0.0
56 34 0.00 0.0
44 34 0.00 0.0
36 29 0.00 0.0
39 17 0.00 0.0
38 22 0.00 0.0
42 31 0.00 0.0
December 1961 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
45 35 0.00 0.0
42 35 0.00 0.0
58 36 0.02 0.0
59 31 0.00 0.0
47 17 0.00 0.0
39 33 0.00 0.0
34 19 0.00 0.0
38 15 0.00 0.0
30 22 0.31 4.8
22 0 0.00 0.0
6 -3 0.17 2.6
10 0 0.20 3.0
14 -18 0.00 0.0
12 3 0.00 0.0
12 -9 0.00 0.0
27 2 0.15 1.0
29 20 0.05 0.5
28 24 0.00 0.0
28 13 0.00 0.0
18 5 0.00 0.0
25 17 0.00 0.0
30 19 0.60 7.0
24 21 0.19 2.0
25 3 0.00 0.0
27 -3 0.00 0.0
33 14 0.00 0.0
22 -3 0.00 0.0
13 -8 0.01 0.2
17 11 0.00 0.0
13 5 0.00 0.0
22 13 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