Ames Weather in 1972

Historical record of Ames, Iowa weather for the year 1972 based on NOAA data.
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1972 Ames Weather Extremes
Highest temperature 93 °F July 10
Lowest temperature -21 °F January 15
Highest daily low 72 °F July 23
Lowest daily high -3 °F January 26
Most daily precipitation 2.2 inches August 1
Most daily snow 7.3 inches December 12
Total annual precipitation 37.1 inches -
Total annual snow 37.6 inches -
Highest Temperatures in Ames in 1972
Rank Temperature Date
1 93 °F Jul 10
1 93 °F Jun 12
3 92 °F Sep 19
3 92 °F Aug 18
3 92 °F Aug 14
3 92 °F Jul 21
3 92 °F Jul 1
3 92 °F Jun 13
3 92 °F Jun 4
3 92 °F Jun 3
Lowest Temperatures in Ames in 1972
Rank Temperature Date
1 -21 °F January 15
2 -19 °F February 9
3 -18 °F January 28
4 -15 °F February 7
4 -15 °F January 14
6 -14 °F January 30
7 -13 °F January 25
8 -12 °F December 14
8 -12 °F January 29
10 -11 °F February 4
10 -11 °F January 26
January 1972 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
34 23 0.00 0.0
33 7 0.00 0.0
23 6 0.00 0.0
8 -3 0.00 0.0
20 -3 0.00 0.0
37 8 0.00 0.0
40 19 0.00 0.0
41 27 0.00 0.0
43 27 0.00 0.0
38 29 0.00 0.0
34 22 0.00 0.2
42 23 0.00 0.0
24 3 0.00 0.0
17 -15 0.00 0.0
-3 -21 0.00 0.0
30 -5 0.00 0.0
44 24 0.00 0.0
48 32 0.00 0.0
33 10 0.00 0.0
23 13 0.00 0.0
27 6 0.00 0.0
33 25 0.00 0.0
29 7 0.32 4.2
25 4 0.01 0.0
5 -13 0.00 0.0
-3 -11 0.00 0.0
-1 -6 0.11 1.5
-1 -18 0.00 0.0
23 -12 0.00 0.0
23 -14 0.00 0.1
27 2 0.00 0.0
February 1972 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
27 4 0.20 2.0
25 15 0.00 0.0
16 -8 0.00 0.0
6 -11 0.00 0.0
15 -8 0.00 0.0
15 0 0.00 0.0
6 -15 0.00 0.0
5 1 0.10 3.5
6 -19 0.00 0.1
16 -1 0.45 5.2
21 8 0.00 0.0
32 -4 0.00 0.0
33 21 0.00 0.0
36 17 0.00 0.0
35 9 0.00 0.0
34 -2 0.06 1.0
39 23 0.06 0.0
26 10 0.00 0.5
25 0 0.00 0.0
37 10 0.00 0.0
36 20 0.00 0.0
22 -2 0.00 0.0
38 18 0.00 0.0
34 15 0.00 0.0
25 20 0.25 2.9
28 -2 0.00 0.0
39 20 0.00 0.0
51 25 0.00 0.0
50 32 0.00 0.0
March 1972 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
44 15 0.17 2.0
19 3 0.00 0.0
36 15 0.00 0.0
36 2 0.00 0.1
30 2 0.00 0.0
58 22 0.00 0.0
55 27 0.00 0.0
30 14 0.00 0.0
36 25 0.00 0.0
44 23 0.00 0.0
69 30 0.00 0.0
57 31 0.00 0.0
50 32 0.01 0.0
54 29 0.00 0.0
52 39 0.01 0.0
52 36 0.00 0.0
54 33 0.00 0.0
50 29 0.00 0.0
68 32 0.00 0.0
71 41 0.00 0.0
68 41 0.09 0.0
46 32 0.00 0.0
44 24 0.00 0.0
42 25 0.00 0.0
42 27 0.00 0.0
41 30 0.00 0.0
39 32 0.48 0.0
40 29 0.00 0.0
38 25 0.00 0.0
39 21 0.02 0.0
36 23 0.01 0.0
April 1972 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
36 28 0.02 0.0
52 24 0.00 0.0
51 26 0.01 0.2
55 22 0.00 0.0
67 28 0.00 0.0
84 38 0.00 0.0
55 25 0.00 0.0
43 18 0.00 0.0
62 31 0.00 0.0
71 33 0.00 0.0
69 42 0.00 0.0
64 42 0.00 0.0
65 43 0.00 0.0
63 37 0.04 0.0
60 33 0.01 0.0
70 46 1.08 0.0
77 40 0.00 0.0
81 56 0.00 0.0
69 40 0.15 0.0
48 42 0.00 0.0
49 43 0.29 0.0
51 33 0.00 0.0
57 34 0.00 0.0
53 34 0.00 0.0
60 31 0.00 0.0
63 34 0.00 0.0
59 46 0.05 0.0
68 46 0.58 0.0
63 49 0.65 0.0
64 50 0.03 0.0
May 1972 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
63 49 0.14 0.0
57 40 0.26 0.0
67 42 0.00 0.0
63 44 0.04 0.0
63 41 0.14 0.0
62 49 1.02 0.0
50 44 0.37 0.0
61 42 0.00 0.0
65 40 0.00 0.0
65 40 0.00 0.0
69 48 0.00 0.0
76 48 0.00 0.0
71 51 0.57 0.0
64 50 0.12 0.0
75 48 0.00 0.0
83 52 0.00 0.0
84 55 0.00 0.0
83 55 0.00 0.0
85 55 0.00 0.0
86 57 0.00 0.0
87 57 0.00 0.0
88 59 0.00 0.0
87 58 0.19 0.0
76 59 0.19 0.0
81 53 0.00 0.0
86 59 0.52 0.0
82 58 0.03 0.0
76 61 0.39 0.0
72 57 0.07 0.0
65 47 0.05 0.0
68 40 0.00 0.0
June 1972 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
85 48 0.00 0.0
88 60 0.00 0.0
92 61 0.00 0.0
92 65 0.03 0.0
81 60 1.05 0.0
82 64 0.00 0.0
82 62 0.17 0.0
91 63 0.01 0.0
91 68 0.00 0.0
82 48 0.00 0.0
77 44 0.00 0.0
93 63 0.00 0.0
92 65 1.54 0.0
75 63 1.46 0.0
78 57 0.00 0.0
77 52 0.00 0.0
64 54 0.22 0.0
81 58 0.00 0.0
80 63 0.21 0.0
75 53 0.00 0.0
69 47 0.00 0.0
76 48 0.00 0.0
77 49 0.00 0.0
77 48 0.00 0.0
76 57 0.00 0.0
80 57 0.00 0.0
86 60 0.00 0.0
83 57 0.39 0.0
82 58 0.05 0.0
91 59 0.00 0.0
July 1972 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
92 66 0.00 0.0
91 59 0.00 0.0
74 55 0.00 0.0
72 48 0.00 0.0
72 50 0.00 0.0
77 48 0.00 0.0
79 47 0.08 0.0
81 59 0.02 0.0
85 60 0.00 0.0
93 65 0.00 0.0
91 68 0.12 0.0
81 67 0.19 0.0
82 64 0.02 0.0
83 66 0.02 0.0
80 61 1.22 0.0
82 58 0.00 0.0
82 64 0.98 0.0
78 59 0.02 0.0
82 66 0.16 0.0
89 72 0.00 0.0
92 70 0.00 0.0
88 68 0.00 0.0
90 72 0.00 0.0
88 67 0.16 0.0
86 64 0.00 0.0
83 67 1.18 0.0
70 60 0.00 0.0
73 62 0.00 0.0
80 57 0.00 0.0
81 58 0.00 0.0
80 63 0.00 0.0
August 1972 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
76 65 2.16 0.0
79 64 1.12 0.0
78 59 0.00 0.0
76 51 0.00 0.0
75 54 0.00 0.0
79 60 0.85 0.0
71 48 0.00 0.0
70 58 0.42 0.0
71 47 0.00 0.0
78 48 0.00 0.0
85 67 0.13 0.0
86 67 0.00 0.0
91 66 0.00 0.0
92 67 0.00 0.0
91 68 0.00 0.0
90 69 0.00 0.0
91 68 0.00 0.0
92 67 0.00 0.0
91 71 0.00 0.0
91 70 0.00 0.0
90 68 0.04 0.0
77 63 0.00 0.0
71 57 0.00 0.0
76 51 0.00 0.0
75 61 0.47 0.0
73 60 0.00 0.0
81 53 0.00 0.0
86 58 0.00 0.0
86 60 0.00 0.0
86 62 0.00 0.0
78 63 0.01 0.0
September 1972 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
73 52 0.13 0.0
70 52 0.19 0.0
65 52 0.00 0.0
71 54 0.00 0.0
79 54 0.00 0.0
77 59 0.00 0.0
81 64 0.04 0.0
72 52 0.00 0.0
74 48 0.00 0.0
73 58 0.86 0.0
73 64 0.54 0.0
83 65 0.86 0.0
83 68 0.18 0.0
75 52 0.08 0.0
80 50 0.00 0.0
88 51 0.00 0.0
86 61 0.00 0.0
89 62 0.00 0.0
92 66 0.00 0.0
90 67 0.61 0.0
71 49 0.03 0.0
66 39 0.00 0.0
66 38 0.00 0.0
80 58 0.00 0.0
80 61 0.01 0.0
73 45 0.44 0.0
65 39 0.00 0.0
69 53 0.36 0.0
55 36 0.00 0.0
67 29 0.00 0.0
October 1972 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
79 45 0.00 0.0
82 46 0.00 0.0
75 56 0.21 0.0
74 50 0.00 0.0
73 47 0.00 0.0
69 48 0.12 0.0
68 32 0.00 0.0
65 48 0.00 0.0
62 34 0.00 0.0
65 48 0.02 0.0
65 59 0.00 0.0
63 43 0.00 0.0
68 35 0.00 0.0
66 47 0.00 0.0
52 27 0.00 0.0
66 36 0.00 0.0
63 28 0.00 0.0
39 26 0.00 0.0
41 13 0.00 0.0
41 24 0.47 0.0
49 36 0.18 0.0
48 44 0.74 0.0
45 35 0.75 0.0
49 28 0.00 0.0
59 30 0.00 0.0
67 40 0.00 0.0
65 35 0.00 0.0
57 34 0.17 0.0
52 27 0.00 0.0
50 44 0.21 0.0
49 41 1.41 0.0
November 1972 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
45 42 0.26 0.0
47 37 0.41 0.0
44 35 0.03 0.0
58 31 0.00 0.0
61 35 0.00 0.0
54 43 0.88 0.0
47 36 0.19 0.0
43 28 0.00 0.0
42 34 0.00 0.0
43 38 0.35 0.0
45 36 0.00 0.0
44 34 0.00 0.0
47 29 0.29 3.2
32 21 0.17 2.2
29 8 0.00 0.0
31 20 0.00 0.0
34 26 0.00 0.0
33 18 0.00 0.0
34 19 0.00 0.0
36 23 0.00 0.0
34 28 0.00 0.0
30 22 0.00 0.0
38 17 0.00 0.0
41 20 0.00 0.0
37 32 0.12 1.0
35 28 0.00 0.0
35 28 0.00 0.0
31 17 0.00 0.0
38 18 0.00 0.0
38 25 0.00 0.0
December 1972 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
42 27 0.00 0.0
44 25 0.00 0.0
31 6 0.00 0.0
12 4 0.00 0.0
15 5 0.00 0.2
6 -10 0.00 0.0
11 -10 0.00 0.0
14 5 0.00 0.0
6 -7 0.00 0.0
9 -3 0.00 0.0
16 -4 0.00 0.0
16 10 0.75 7.3
15 -9 0.00 0.0
10 -12 0.00 0.0
13 -2 0.00 0.0
12 -6 0.00 0.0
28 3 0.00 0.0
35 12 0.00 0.0
35 25 0.00 0.0
32 23 0.01 0.0
33 21 0.00 0.0
34 19 0.00 0.0
33 22 0.01 0.0
32 15 0.00 0.0
33 24 0.00 0.0
30 9 0.00 0.0
41 20 0.00 0.0
39 20 0.00 0.0
40 32 0.59 0.0
50 23 0.61 0.0
24 14 0.00 0.2
Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1999–2024 Ames Municipal Airport location
1964–1998 Ames 8 WSW location
1893–1964 Ames 3 Sw location