Ames Weather in 1970

Historical record of Ames, Iowa weather for the year 1970 based on NOAA data.
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1970 Ames Weather Extremes
Highest temperature 96 °F June 29
Lowest temperature -26 °F January 21
Highest daily low 75 °F July 1
Lowest daily high -5 °F January 21
Most daily precipitation 4.7 inches May 13
Most daily snow 5.0 inches March 10
Total annual precipitation 35.6 inches -
Total annual snow 19.3 inches -
Highest Temperatures in Ames in 1970
Rank Temperature Date
1 96 °F Jun 29
2 95 °F Jul 1
3 94 °F Jul 15
3 94 °F Jul 14
3 94 °F Jul 2
3 94 °F Jun 30
7 93 °F Jul 13
7 93 °F Jul 3
7 93 °F Jun 14
10 92 °F Apr 28
Lowest Temperatures in Ames in 1970
Rank Temperature Date
1 -26 °F January 21
2 -20 °F January 19
3 -18 °F January 18
4 -17 °F January 8
5 -16 °F January 20
6 -15 °F January 7
6 -15 °F January 6
8 -14 °F January 5
9 -12 °F February 3
10 -11 °F January 22
January 1970 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
25 7 0.06 0.8
15 3 0.02 0.6
12 3 0.00 0.2
16 0 0.00 0.0
7 -14 0.00 0.0
-2 -15 0.00 0.0
0 -15 0.00 0.0
-4 -17 0.00 0.0
5 -7 0.00 0.0
23 2 0.00 0.0
28 19 0.00 0.0
20 0 0.00 0.0
21 -3 0.00 0.0
24 14 0.00 0.1
32 23 0.00 0.0
33 1 0.00 0.0
2 -6 0.02 0.5
-4 -18 0.00 0.0
-2 -20 0.00 0.0
-3 -16 0.00 0.0
-5 -26 0.00 0.0
23 -11 0.00 0.0
23 3 0.00 0.0
41 6 0.00 0.0
39 25 0.01 0.0
37 18 0.00 0.0
37 14 0.00 0.0
38 32 0.01 0.0
34 9 0.00 0.0
37 14 0.00 0.0
42 24 0.00 0.0
February 1970 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
45 28 0.00 0.0
36 -10 0.00 0.0
1 -12 0.00 0.0
37 -1 0.00 0.1
45 18 0.00 0.0
52 29 0.00 0.0
43 32 0.00 0.0
33 24 0.00 0.0
28 18 0.00 0.0
32 20 0.00 0.0
29 24 0.00 0.0
36 8 0.00 0.0
27 1 0.00 0.0
14 4 0.00 0.2
27 5 0.00 0.0
44 8 0.00 0.0
61 23 0.00 0.0
56 8 0.00 0.0
22 -1 0.00 0.0
32 -2 0.00 0.0
58 21 0.00 0.0
55 32 0.00 0.0
51 19 0.00 0.0
48 29 0.00 0.0
34 7 0.00 0.0
45 15 0.00 0.0
43 18 0.00 0.0
33 12 0.00 0.0
March 1970 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
34 30 0.22 0.0
48 31 0.44 0.0
56 37 0.05 0.0
41 23 0.00 0.0
50 27 0.00 0.0
47 28 0.00 0.0
47 31 0.00 0.0
47 28 0.00 0.0
42 23 0.18 3.2
30 20 0.35 5.0
34 19 0.00 0.0
32 15 0.00 0.0
30 14 0.00 0.0
31 16 0.00 0.0
33 13 0.00 0.0
33 12 0.00 0.0
38 18 0.00 0.0
41 25 0.00 0.0
38 28 0.39 3.6
34 29 0.04 1.5
42 18 0.00 0.0
41 25 0.00 0.0
35 26 0.00 0.0
45 24 0.00 0.0
43 32 0.72 0.1
33 23 0.00 0.0
30 15 0.00 0.1
32 8 0.00 0.0
36 21 0.00 0.0
41 27 0.00 0.0
40 25 0.00 0.0
April 1970 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
39 30 0.00 n/a
48 19 0.00 n/a
45 31 0.00 n/a
49 24 0.00 n/a
62 29 0.06 n/a
57 33 0.00 n/a
76 32 0.00 n/a
72 49 0.00 n/a
65 30 0.00 n/a
66 30 0.00 n/a
68 46 0.00 n/a
58 37 0.29 n/a
54 38 0.85 n/a
53 36 0.00 n/a
54 44 0.08 n/a
64 35 0.00 n/a
61 33 0.00 n/a
55 40 0.25 n/a
52 42 0.07 n/a
48 34 0.00 n/a
61 31 0.00 n/a
82 42 0.00 n/a
64 31 0.00 n/a
73 38 0.00 n/a
80 42 0.00 n/a
82 48 0.00 n/a
88 54 0.00 n/a
92 58 0.00 n/a
90 62 0.07 n/a
74 48 0.00 n/a
May 1970 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
53 36 0.14 0.0
64 27 0.00 0.0
78 42 0.00 0.0
76 47 0.00 0.0
72 47 0.00 0.0
70 36 0.00 0.0
85 44 0.00 0.0
85 54 0.00 0.0
83 57 0.00 0.0
80 46 0.00 0.0
80 58 0.12 0.0
80 61 0.59 0.0
75 59 4.71 0.0
61 51 1.02 0.0
56 45 0.00 0.0
64 42 0.01 0.0
75 45 0.00 0.0
84 53 0.00 0.0
83 58 0.00 0.0
87 54 0.00 0.0
88 61 0.00 0.0
88 66 0.00 0.0
85 61 0.39 0.0
82 59 0.00 0.0
79 52 0.12 0.0
74 43 0.00 0.0
80 53 0.07 0.0
81 58 0.00 0.0
79 62 0.24 0.0
79 62 0.02 0.0
81 63 0.05 0.0
June 1970 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
69 58 0.07 0.0
69 55 0.33 0.0
69 49 0.00 0.0
70 44 0.00 0.0
84 54 0.00 0.0
84 54 0.00 0.0
87 60 0.00 0.0
87 60 0.00 0.0
87 67 0.00 0.0
86 67 0.00 0.0
82 59 1.79 0.0
76 62 0.04 0.0
84 59 0.00 0.0
93 69 0.00 0.0
90 70 0.00 0.0
87 60 0.62 0.0
84 65 0.01 0.0
83 61 0.00 0.0
72 48 0.00 0.0
72 58 0.29 0.0
72 51 0.00 0.0
78 53 0.00 0.0
83 53 0.00 0.0
83 68 0.00 0.0
81 55 0.00 0.0
81 61 0.00 0.0
81 55 0.00 0.0
91 63 0.00 0.0
96 69 0.00 0.0
94 73 0.00 0.0
July 1970 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
95 75 0.00 0.0
94 73 0.00 0.0
93 61 0.21 0.0
75 56 0.00 0.0
79 53 0.00 0.0
79 54 0.03 0.0
83 59 0.00 0.0
82 62 0.00 0.0
83 57 0.00 0.0
85 58 0.00 0.0
88 62 0.00 0.0
90 64 0.00 0.0
93 67 0.00 0.0
94 68 0.00 0.0
94 60 0.46 0.0
87 57 0.00 0.0
91 65 0.01 0.0
90 65 0.76 0.0
82 60 0.00 0.0
72 49 0.00 0.0
76 52 0.00 0.0
79 53 0.00 0.0
79 52 0.00 0.0
87 58 0.00 0.0
90 62 0.00 0.0
90 68 0.03 0.0
85 68 1.05 0.0
87 68 1.24 0.0
88 71 0.00 0.0
89 66 0.00 0.0
90 70 0.00 0.0
August 1970 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
87 62 0.00 0.0
89 64 0.00 0.0
87 60 0.11 0.0
75 58 2.51 0.0
73 62 0.07 0.0
74 68 0.02 0.0
75 69 1.35 0.0
75 66 0.31 0.0
79 62 0.01 0.0
82 58 0.00 0.0
83 62 0.00 0.0
83 62 0.00 0.0
86 61 0.00 0.0
88 63 0.00 0.0
86 68 0.00 0.0
84 60 0.00 0.0
81 59 0.14 0.0
86 65 1.19 0.0
86 71 0.00 0.0
81 55 0.00 0.0
77 52 0.00 0.0
78 57 0.05 0.0
78 53 0.00 0.0
83 54 0.00 0.0
83 56 0.00 0.0
87 58 0.00 0.0
87 63 0.00 0.0
87 63 0.00 0.0
91 67 0.00 0.0
88 68 0.00 0.0
78 52 0.00 0.0
September 1970 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
87 64 0.00 0.0
83 69 0.00 0.0
87 65 0.00 0.0
88 63 0.00 0.0
86 58 0.00 0.0
91 67 0.00 0.0
87 68 0.00 0.0
83 54 0.00 0.0
87 57 0.71 0.0
69 47 0.16 0.0
72 43 0.00 0.0
70 53 0.28 0.0
55 43 0.08 0.0
54 43 1.36 0.0
63 52 1.59 0.0
63 49 0.02 0.0
63 53 0.10 0.0
69 47 0.00 0.0
79 50 0.01 0.0
88 57 0.00 0.0
87 67 0.21 0.0
74 53 0.00 0.0
62 53 0.22 0.0
68 52 0.10 0.0
68 52 0.48 0.0
62 39 0.00 0.0
65 39 0.00 0.0
72 40 0.00 0.0
84 42 0.00 0.0
83 48 0.00 0.0
October 1970 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
81 48 0.00 0.0
81 46 0.00 0.0
71 39 0.00 0.0
74 36 0.00 0.0
84 57 0.00 0.0
81 62 0.01 0.0
71 61 0.00 0.0
68 42 1.11 0.0
43 36 0.97 0.0
53 29 0.00 0.0
58 43 0.00 0.0
56 45 0.10 0.0
60 38 0.00 0.0
53 32 0.00 0.0
52 32 0.00 0.0
59 29 0.00 0.0
62 32 0.00 0.0
61 32 0.00 0.0
60 39 0.00 0.0
61 39 0.00 0.0
70 47 0.00 0.0
67 53 0.08 0.0
59 55 0.10 0.0
61 55 0.16 0.0
66 52 0.00 0.0
63 41 0.01 0.0
58 43 0.84 0.0
51 31 0.01 0.0
47 29 0.00 0.0
44 36 0.05 0.0
42 33 0.00 0.0
November 1970 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
41 33 0.00 0.0
41 33 0.04 0.0
41 33 0.10 0.0
47 34 0.05 0.0
55 32 0.00 0.0
62 33 0.00 0.0
50 34 0.00 0.0
54 35 0.01 0.0
52 39 0.50 0.0
58 32 0.00 0.0
52 38 0.00 0.0
40 36 0.05 0.0
41 36 0.06 0.0
37 26 0.00 0.0
34 15 0.00 0.0
48 22 0.00 0.0
47 32 0.00 0.0
42 29 0.00 0.0
39 33 0.56 0.0
41 30 0.17 0.0
51 33 0.00 0.0
46 15 0.00 0.0
18 4 0.00 0.0
28 3 0.00 0.0
50 23 0.00 0.0
46 26 0.00 0.0
38 24 0.00 0.0
37 30 0.00 0.0
51 34 0.02 0.0
50 29 0.02 0.0
December 1970 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
60 42 0.26 0.0
49 27 0.00 0.0
54 34 0.00 0.0
42 15 0.00 0.0
36 19 0.00 0.0
26 5 0.00 0.0
44 17 0.00 0.0
55 28 0.00 0.0
48 28 0.00 0.0
35 24 0.33 1.0
31 22 0.25 2.0
29 25 0.00 0.0
30 13 0.00 0.0
27 9 0.00 0.0
33 14 0.00 0.0
34 27 0.00 0.0
33 22 0.00 0.0
33 24 0.00 0.0
25 7 0.00 0.0
18 3 0.00 0.0
22 14 0.06 0.2
29 21 0.01 0.1
29 1 0.00 0.0
31 -4 0.00 0.0
25 4 0.00 0.0
33 9 0.00 0.0
26 7 0.00 0.0
14 -2 0.00 0.0
23 2 0.00 0.0
34 2 0.00 0.0
35 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