Ames Weather in 1978

Historical record of Ames, Iowa weather for the year 1978 based on NOAA data.
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1978 Ames Weather Extremes
Highest temperature 96 °F September 7
Lowest temperature -14 °F January 10
Highest daily low 72 °F July 1
Lowest daily high 0 °F January 9
Most daily precipitation 2.3 inches July 9
Most daily snow 5.5 inches February 13
Total annual precipitation 34.9 inches -
Total annual snow 33.6 inches -
Highest Temperatures in Ames in 1978
Rank Temperature Date
1 96 °F Sep 7
2 95 °F Sep 8
3 92 °F Sep 9
3 92 °F Sep 6
3 92 °F Aug 14
3 92 °F Jul 5
7 91 °F Aug 23
7 91 °F Aug 15
7 91 °F Jul 6
7 91 °F Jul 1
7 91 °F Jun 30
Lowest Temperatures in Ames in 1978
Rank Temperature Date
1 -14 °F January 10
2 -13 °F February 17
2 -13 °F February 2
4 -12 °F February 16
4 -12 °F January 9
6 -11 °F February 6
6 -11 °F February 1
6 -11 °F January 17
9 -10 °F December 10
9 -10 °F February 19
January 1978 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
26 -2 0.04 1.0
16 -3 0.00 0.0
24 -5 0.00 0.0
22 13 0.00 0.0
30 15 0.00 0.0
34 26 0.00 0.0
34 24 0.00 0.0
26 -5 0.00 0.0
0 -12 0.00 0.0
6 -14 0.00 0.0
16 -8 0.00 0.0
19 7 0.01 0.3
18 7 0.03 0.4
18 3 0.00 0.0
15 -4 0.00 0.0
11 -5 0.00 0.0
16 -11 0.00 0.0
20 2 0.00 0.0
20 5 0.00 0.2
9 -3 0.00 0.0
16 -9 0.00 0.0
24 -1 0.00 0.0
28 10 0.00 0.0
29 21 0.00 0.0
26 -4 0.00 0.0
6 -5 0.00 0.3
12 -9 0.00 0.0
12 -4 0.00 0.0
13 -7 0.00 0.0
15 0 0.01 1.0
15 -7 0.00 0.0
February 1978 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
21 -11 0.08 2.8
17 -13 0.00 0.0
15 0 0.05 0.8
26 7 0.00 0.2
20 -6 0.00 0.0
11 -11 0.00 0.0
15 -2 0.00 0.0
19 0 0.00 0.0
23 5 0.00 0.0
27 12 0.00 0.0
25 13 0.00 0.0
26 20 0.00 0.0
25 18 0.22 5.5
24 17 0.00 0.0
18 1 0.00 0.0
14 -12 0.00 0.0
13 -13 0.00 0.0
20 -9 0.00 0.0
19 -10 0.00 0.0
20 9 0.05 1.2
19 -2 0.00 0.0
22 -3 0.05 1.2
31 18 0.01 0.0
37 8 0.00 0.0
36 13 0.00 0.0
23 -1 0.00 0.0
33 16 0.01 0.2
31 21 0.00 0.0
March 1978 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
24 2 0.00 0.0
25 17 0.12 2.3
24 2 0.00 0.0
14 -7 0.00 0.0
27 -5 0.00 0.0
32 16 0.03 1.0
31 19 0.00 0.0
34 8 0.00 0.0
35 7 0.00 0.0
35 23 0.00 0.0
37 29 0.08 0.4
37 28 0.00 0.0
32 30 0.02 0.0
35 30 0.22 2.2
36 30 0.00 0.0
35 24 0.00 0.0
34 19 0.01 0.4
46 23 0.00 0.0
45 32 0.00 0.0
50 30 0.00 0.0
53 32 0.00 0.0
55 38 0.00 0.0
48 30 0.00 0.0
40 27 0.00 0.0
35 23 0.03 0.5
52 27 0.00 0.0
67 31 0.00 0.0
66 34 0.00 0.0
54 32 0.00 0.0
76 35 0.00 0.0
78 52 0.00 0.0
April 1978 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
78 36 0.00 0.0
52 39 0.00 0.0
78 33 0.00 0.0
75 40 0.00 0.0
57 36 0.66 0.0
66 47 0.00 0.0
69 41 0.00 0.0
69 45 0.55 0.0
64 43 0.08 0.0
62 41 0.51 0.0
63 37 0.00 0.0
62 54 0.04 0.0
57 31 0.00 0.0
54 38 0.05 0.0
58 36 0.00 0.0
57 41 0.00 0.0
55 39 2.09 0.0
45 37 0.69 0.0
43 36 0.13 0.0
38 30 0.02 0.0
54 31 0.02 0.0
54 38 0.00 0.0
58 45 0.16 0.0
52 39 0.04 0.0
61 41 0.00 0.0
64 39 0.00 0.0
68 41 0.00 0.0
66 48 0.08 0.0
59 48 0.03 0.0
62 43 0.02 0.0
May 1978 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
62 36 0.00 0.0
62 32 0.00 0.0
63 38 0.00 0.0
61 46 0.00 0.0
55 41 0.00 0.0
55 34 0.00 0.0
50 47 0.74 0.0
57 49 0.24 0.0
66 43 0.00 0.0
81 42 0.00 0.0
80 58 0.00 0.0
69 46 0.24 0.0
64 50 1.02 0.0
71 41 0.00 0.0
71 44 0.00 0.0
67 50 0.00 0.0
67 53 0.00 0.0
77 50 0.00 0.0
83 56 0.00 0.0
81 53 0.41 0.0
72 47 0.00 0.0
72 49 0.05 0.0
71 56 0.07 0.0
81 58 0.00 0.0
89 66 0.00 0.0
88 68 0.00 0.0
85 65 0.08 0.0
79 62 0.00 0.0
78 64 0.12 0.0
80 57 0.00 0.0
81 59 0.00 0.0
June 1978 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
79 56 0.52 0.0
71 45 0.00 0.0
76 51 0.00 0.0
82 51 0.00 0.0
82 54 0.00 0.0
79 55 0.00 0.0
80 58 0.00 0.0
72 43 0.00 0.0
82 50 0.00 0.0
88 70 0.00 0.0
87 66 0.00 0.0
84 58 0.00 0.0
81 51 0.00 0.0
80 60 0.39 0.0
81 59 0.77 0.0
87 71 0.00 0.0
87 67 0.00 0.0
81 57 0.00 0.0
85 53 0.00 0.0
83 55 1.63 0.0
75 50 0.00 0.0
76 60 0.12 0.0
76 59 0.94 0.0
85 66 0.00 0.0
87 72 0.03 0.0
88 68 0.02 0.0
87 64 0.00 0.0
85 64 1.02 0.0
85 65 0.00 0.0
91 71 0.00 0.0
July 1978 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
91 72 0.06 0.0
85 66 0.00 0.0
85 62 0.00 0.0
83 64 0.22 0.0
92 69 0.00 0.0
91 64 0.36 0.0
80 62 0.52 0.0
80 59 0.00 0.0
79 62 2.33 0.0
73 51 0.00 0.0
76 56 0.00 0.0
78 61 0.28 0.0
80 61 0.00 0.0
83 68 0.00 0.0
87 64 0.00 0.0
89 63 0.00 0.0
89 71 0.00 0.0
89 67 0.89 0.0
88 68 0.55 0.0
87 68 0.27 0.0
79 65 0.47 0.0
80 67 0.79 0.0
76 55 0.00 0.0
79 55 0.00 0.0
90 62 0.00 0.0
90 69 0.09 0.0
81 60 0.00 0.0
85 56 0.00 0.0
86 65 0.00 0.0
76 58 0.00 0.0
79 57 0.00 0.0
August 1978 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
82 57 0.00 0.0
82 59 0.11 0.0
78 55 0.00 0.0
74 46 0.00 0.0
80 48 0.00 0.0
80 53 0.00 0.0
86 57 0.00 0.0
86 65 0.00 0.0
84 60 0.00 0.0
83 62 0.00 0.0
79 60 0.00 0.0
86 57 0.00 0.0
88 62 0.00 0.0
92 69 0.00 0.0
91 67 0.27 0.0
86 58 0.00 0.0
85 63 0.12 0.0
84 68 0.00 0.0
78 51 0.00 0.0
81 48 0.00 0.0
75 55 1.04 0.0
90 62 0.00 0.0
91 70 0.00 0.0
90 68 0.00 0.0
87 68 0.24 0.0
84 68 0.29 0.0
82 65 1.87 0.0
82 60 0.00 0.0
79 54 0.00 0.0
81 56 0.00 0.0
81 53 0.00 0.0
September 1978 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
82 57 0.00 0.0
87 62 0.00 0.0
88 64 0.00 0.0
88 58 0.00 0.0
85 54 0.00 0.0
92 58 0.00 0.0
96 63 0.00 0.0
95 63 0.00 0.0
92 64 0.00 0.0
89 62 0.00 0.0
90 68 0.00 0.0
89 68 0.00 0.0
87 62 2.18 0.0
76 54 0.87 0.0
83 56 0.00 0.0
84 60 0.00 0.0
85 53 0.02 0.0
84 61 0.50 0.0
84 71 0.00 0.0
74 50 1.86 0.0
67 46 0.00 0.0
70 42 0.00 0.0
72 42 0.00 0.0
81 49 0.00 0.0
80 45 0.00 0.0
79 48 0.00 0.0
78 49 0.00 0.0
69 42 0.00 0.0
69 52 0.14 0.0
67 50 0.00 0.0
October 1978 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
71 40 0.00 0.0
69 51 0.09 0.0
62 41 0.02 0.0
64 37 0.00 0.0
64 41 0.00 0.0
55 41 0.00 0.0
53 40 0.00 0.0
61 30 0.00 0.0
64 44 0.16 0.0
67 41 0.03 0.0
71 39 0.00 0.0
70 44 0.12 0.0
53 39 0.00 0.0
55 33 0.02 0.0
57 34 0.00 0.0
53 31 0.00 0.0
61 30 0.00 0.0
61 38 0.00 0.0
70 28 0.00 0.0
81 36 0.00 0.0
83 49 0.00 0.0
77 41 0.27 0.0
52 31 0.00 0.0
64 32 0.00 0.0
63 42 0.02 0.0
60 28 0.00 0.0
57 31 0.00 0.0
57 32 0.00 0.0
69 40 0.00 0.0
68 42 0.00 0.0
65 38 0.03 0.0
November 1978 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
63 30 0.00 0.0
72 38 0.00 0.0
75 46 0.00 0.0
71 42 0.00 0.0
68 47 0.01 0.0
52 36 0.00 0.0
57 26 0.00 0.0
67 35 0.00 0.0
62 36 0.00 0.0
62 38 0.00 0.0
58 35 0.00 0.0
38 33 0.37 0.0
54 37 1.01 0.0
39 21 0.00 0.0
35 22 0.00 0.0
33 28 0.11 0.1
35 28 0.82 2.4
40 21 0.00 0.0
28 10 0.00 0.0
19 12 0.00 0.0
20 13 0.00 0.0
28 18 0.00 0.0
33 27 0.24 0.0
38 20 0.00 0.0
34 27 0.00 0.0
32 26 0.00 0.0
29 22 0.00 0.0
29 5 0.00 0.0
40 23 0.00 0.0
27 9 0.00 0.0
December 1978 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
25 18 0.16 2.4
19 12 0.18 1.5
20 8 0.12 0.2
33 0 0.00 0.0
33 25 0.08 2.1
27 3 0.00 0.0
8 1 0.03 0.7
11 -5 0.00 0.0
7 -8 0.00 0.0
24 -10 0.00 0.0
35 20 0.00 0.0
37 20 0.00 0.0
35 25 0.00 0.0
37 15 0.00 0.0
43 20 0.00 0.0
33 19 0.00 0.0
37 12 0.00 0.0
41 22 0.00 0.0
35 29 0.00 0.0
33 18 0.01 0.8
35 11 0.00 0.0
34 24 0.00 0.0
37 19 0.00 0.0
35 5 0.00 0.3
20 3 0.00 0.1
26 5 0.00 0.0
25 3 0.00 0.0
30 23 0.00 0.0
30 8 0.01 0.1
10 0 0.00 0.0
6 2 0.04 1.0
Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1999–2024 Ames Municipal Airport location
1964–1998 Ames 8 WSW location
1893–1964 Ames 3 Sw location