Ames Weather in 1973

Historical record of Ames, Iowa weather for the year 1973 based on NOAA data.
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1973 Ames Weather Extremes
Highest temperature 94 °F June 9
Lowest temperature -16 °F January 9
Highest daily low 73 °F July 8
Lowest daily high -4 °F December 31
Most daily precipitation 2.8 inches October 11
Most daily snow 9.0 inches April 9
Total annual precipitation 45.1 inches -
Total annual snow 40.7 inches -
Highest Temperatures in Ames in 1973
Rank Temperature Date
1 94 °F Jun 9
2 93 °F Jul 12
3 92 °F Jul 13
3 92 °F Jun 11
5 91 °F Jul 9
5 91 °F Jul 8
5 91 °F Jun 23
5 91 °F Jun 10
5 91 °F Jun 8
10 90 °F Aug 27
10 90 °F Aug 26
10 90 °F Jul 7
10 90 °F Jul 6
10 90 °F Jun 12
Lowest Temperatures in Ames in 1973
Rank Temperature Date
1 -16 °F January 9
2 -14 °F December 31
3 -13 °F January 6
4 -12 °F February 17
4 -12 °F February 16
6 -11 °F January 5
7 -9 °F January 10
8 -8 °F January 7
9 -7 °F December 30
10 -5 °F December 20
January 1973 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
23 7 0.00 0.0
37 12 0.00 0.0
34 25 0.73 4.2
27 -1 0.00 0.0
2 -11 0.00 0.0
0 -13 0.00 0.0
7 -8 0.00 0.0
7 -2 0.00 0.0
-1 -16 0.00 0.0
11 -9 0.00 0.0
12 -2 0.00 0.0
26 -1 0.00 0.0
30 11 0.00 0.0
41 19 0.00 0.0
39 32 0.00 0.0
44 32 0.00 0.0
46 39 0.00 0.0
48 34 0.02 0.0
37 29 0.00 0.0
32 24 0.00 0.0
31 27 0.39 2.5
30 26 0.51 6.5
31 9 0.00 0.0
40 13 0.00 0.0
43 23 0.00 0.0
41 26 0.00 0.0
39 31 0.10 0.0
32 13 0.00 0.0
23 6 0.00 0.0
31 11 0.00 0.0
39 21 0.00 0.0
February 1973 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
37 31 1.58 0.0
33 25 0.01 0.2
43 20 0.00 0.0
42 31 0.00 0.0
36 32 0.00 0.0
33 24 0.00 0.0
25 11 0.01 0.2
18 4 0.00 0.0
27 4 0.00 0.0
26 5 0.00 0.0
32 15 0.00 0.0
33 22 0.00 0.0
34 23 0.30 1.4
33 17 0.08 4.0
19 0 0.00 0.0
12 -12 0.00 0.0
23 -12 0.00 0.0
34 16 0.00 0.0
35 32 0.00 0.0
40 20 0.00 0.0
39 16 0.00 0.0
41 19 0.00 0.0
47 28 0.00 0.0
49 30 0.00 0.0
44 27 0.00 0.0
30 25 0.00 0.0
34 27 0.00 0.1
53 28 0.00 0.0
March 1973 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
50 39 0.00 0.0
44 34 0.00 0.0
44 36 0.01 0.0
42 32 0.00 0.0
42 33 0.08 0.0
47 37 0.18 0.0
54 34 0.04 0.0
52 30 0.00 0.0
45 33 0.05 0.0
41 35 0.04 0.0
48 38 0.39 0.0
60 32 0.00 0.0
59 42 0.15 0.0
58 51 0.42 0.0
56 38 0.03 0.0
39 31 0.00 0.0
42 27 0.00 0.0
44 24 0.00 0.0
47 29 0.00 0.0
49 29 0.00 0.0
52 25 0.00 0.0
51 28 0.00 0.0
60 28 0.00 0.0
55 45 0.26 0.0
49 39 0.79 0.0
58 35 0.00 0.0
62 35 0.00 0.0
57 41 0.03 0.0
50 38 0.01 0.0
59 33 0.00 0.0
58 40 0.74 0.0
April 1973 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
41 36 0.11 0.0
43 34 0.06 0.0
50 35 0.00 0.0
48 34 0.02 0.0
63 28 0.00 0.0
68 35 0.00 0.0
66 40 0.00 0.0
41 28 0.40 4.0
30 21 0.75 9.0
35 25 0.10 1.0
49 16 0.00 0.0
51 29 0.00 0.0
50 26 0.00 0.0
58 32 0.00 0.0
59 48 0.53 0.0
58 30 1.16 1.9
63 34 0.00 0.0
73 41 0.00 0.0
69 55 0.00 0.0
75 53 0.16 0.0
73 56 0.02 0.0
70 38 0.00 0.0
68 40 0.00 0.0
69 43 0.00 0.0
66 45 0.06 0.0
60 40 0.00 0.0
56 35 0.00 0.0
62 34 0.00 0.0
77 51 0.00 0.0
72 49 0.65 0.0
May 1973 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
62 52 0.45 0.0
55 31 0.55 0.0
60 33 0.00 0.0
67 35 0.00 0.0
66 50 0.14 0.0
68 54 0.21 0.0
58 53 2.02 0.0
76 49 0.07 0.0
76 55 0.12 0.0
73 47 0.17 0.0
69 47 0.00 0.0
67 40 0.00 0.0
64 37 0.00 0.0
60 38 0.01 0.0
70 35 0.00 0.0
70 47 0.00 0.0
69 37 0.00 0.0
83 50 0.00 0.0
83 52 0.00 0.0
79 48 0.00 0.0
79 58 0.19 0.0
78 60 0.00 0.0
82 45 0.00 0.0
82 53 0.08 0.0
71 49 0.00 0.0
68 48 0.37 0.0
59 54 1.89 0.0
65 52 0.36 0.0
67 51 0.14 0.0
73 48 0.00 0.0
79 52 0.00 0.0
June 1973 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
81 54 0.00 0.0
80 62 0.15 0.0
81 62 0.34 0.0
81 58 0.47 0.0
75 57 0.10 0.0
79 53 0.00 0.0
89 61 0.00 0.0
91 67 0.00 0.0
94 58 0.00 0.0
91 67 0.00 0.0
92 70 0.00 0.0
90 64 0.38 0.0
82 57 0.00 0.0
85 60 0.00 0.0
84 66 0.27 0.0
89 72 0.10 0.0
89 59 0.00 0.0
87 59 0.82 0.0
76 55 0.00 0.0
74 54 0.00 0.0
78 55 0.00 0.0
82 53 0.00 0.0
91 60 0.00 0.0
87 60 0.00 0.0
89 68 0.00 0.0
88 64 0.00 0.0
85 60 0.00 0.0
79 53 0.00 0.0
79 51 0.00 0.0
78 54 0.00 0.0
July 1973 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
85 65 0.29 0.0
85 64 0.69 0.0
86 68 0.00 0.0
86 66 0.19 0.0
83 62 0.00 0.0
90 65 0.00 0.0
90 68 0.00 0.0
91 73 0.00 0.0
91 69 0.07 0.0
86 67 0.35 0.0
86 61 0.00 0.0
93 67 0.00 0.0
92 70 0.00 0.0
83 64 0.00 0.0
78 57 0.00 0.0
82 56 0.00 0.0
87 57 0.00 0.0
85 61 0.28 0.0
83 68 1.13 0.0
76 60 1.18 0.0
68 61 0.39 0.0
72 62 0.21 0.0
82 67 0.01 0.0
85 64 0.04 0.0
85 65 0.00 0.0
82 63 0.00 0.0
82 62 0.00 0.0
81 56 0.00 0.0
81 63 1.31 0.0
77 59 0.20 0.0
76 58 0.00 0.0
August 1973 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
74 53 0.00 0.0
78 55 0.00 0.0
84 59 0.00 0.0
85 62 0.00 0.0
84 59 0.00 0.0
83 66 0.02 0.0
89 66 0.00 0.0
89 66 0.19 0.0
84 63 0.01 0.0
85 59 0.00 0.0
85 62 0.00 0.0
82 60 0.00 0.0
81 60 0.17 0.0
80 60 0.00 0.0
82 57 0.00 0.0
84 57 0.00 0.0
87 57 0.01 0.0
88 65 0.00 0.0
89 69 0.00 0.0
89 63 0.00 0.0
82 56 0.00 0.0
84 59 0.00 0.0
83 65 1.84 0.0
78 61 0.03 0.0
86 65 0.00 0.0
90 66 0.00 0.0
90 67 0.00 0.0
89 68 0.00 0.0
88 67 0.00 0.0
86 65 0.00 0.0
86 67 0.00 0.0
September 1973 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
80 66 0.79 0.0
82 68 0.19 0.0
80 68 0.25 0.0
81 58 0.00 0.0
80 50 0.00 0.0
76 53 0.00 0.0
75 51 0.00 0.0
74 58 1.10 0.0
66 62 0.99 0.0
72 57 0.00 0.0
74 53 0.00 0.0
70 48 0.00 0.0
65 54 0.07 0.0
72 50 0.00 0.0
71 48 0.61 0.0
56 43 0.14 0.0
55 45 0.34 0.0
62 37 0.00 0.0
72 43 0.00 0.0
70 49 0.00 0.0
74 51 0.01 0.0
78 49 0.21 0.0
76 45 0.00 0.0
73 57 0.46 0.0
75 58 0.64 0.0
74 62 0.55 0.0
67 55 0.02 0.0
66 58 0.05 0.0
72 59 1.59 0.0
69 57 0.10 0.0
October 1973 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
65 55 0.01 0.0
71 49 0.00 0.0
72 57 0.01 0.0
71 44 0.00 0.0
69 38 0.00 0.0
66 43 0.10 0.0
71 55 0.02 0.0
79 69 0.00 0.0
81 65 0.00 0.0
77 58 0.53 0.0
70 58 2.81 0.0
67 41 0.00 0.0
68 43 0.00 0.0
81 44 0.00 0.0
71 51 0.00 0.0
64 33 0.00 0.0
67 41 0.00 0.0
66 40 0.00 0.0
68 48 0.00 0.0
66 40 0.00 0.0
74 42 0.00 0.0
76 49 0.00 0.0
76 45 0.00 0.0
75 54 0.00 0.0
72 50 0.00 0.0
68 40 0.00 0.0
62 42 0.00 0.0
51 36 0.12 0.0
53 32 0.00 0.0
56 28 0.00 0.0
57 34 0.00 0.0
November 1973 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
48 34 0.05 0.0
45 33 0.03 0.0
40 29 0.00 0.0
36 30 0.00 0.0
35 17 0.00 0.0
36 21 0.00 0.0
44 33 0.02 0.0
43 25 0.00 0.0
31 16 0.00 0.0
39 16 0.00 0.0
48 33 0.00 0.0
60 38 0.00 0.0
67 41 0.00 0.0
57 38 0.18 0.0
46 38 0.06 0.0
40 26 0.00 0.0
56 32 0.00 0.0
55 34 0.00 0.0
53 26 0.00 0.0
56 43 1.44 0.0
53 30 0.05 0.0
47 26 0.00 0.0
47 27 0.00 0.0
47 40 0.21 0.0
45 32 0.00 0.0
48 36 0.18 0.0
47 34 0.03 0.0
40 25 0.00 0.0
56 25 0.00 0.0
47 32 0.00 0.0
December 1973 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
40 35 0.00 0.0
63 33 0.00 0.0
56 30 0.00 0.0
34 28 0.70 2.3
28 18 0.21 1.0
18 5 0.00 0.0
24 1 0.00 0.0
35 19 0.00 0.0
35 19 0.00 0.0
22 4 0.00 0.0
29 13 0.00 0.0
36 16 0.00 0.0
34 19 0.00 0.0
21 12 0.17 2.1
21 16 0.01 0.0
17 3 0.00 0.0
22 5 0.00 0.0
22 18 0.00 0.0
21 8 0.00 0.2
13 -5 0.00 0.0
16 -4 0.00 0.0
30 5 0.00 0.0
26 16 0.00 0.0
34 24 0.56 0.0
34 29 0.52 0.0
31 24 0.00 0.0
30 26 0.00 0.1
33 18 0.00 0.0
26 7 0.00 0.0
18 -7 0.00 0.0
-4 -14 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