Ames Weather in 1979

Historical record of Ames, Iowa weather for the year 1979 based on NOAA data.
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1979 Ames Weather Extremes
Highest temperature 92 °F August 8
Lowest temperature -25 °F February 9
Highest daily low 74 °F August 7
Lowest daily high 0 °F January 2
Most daily precipitation 2.5 inches October 22
Most daily snow 6.5 inches April 2
Total annual precipitation 38.0 inches -
Total annual snow 31.9 inches -
Highest Temperatures in Ames in 1979
Rank Temperature Date
1 92 °F Aug 8
1 92 °F Aug 7
3 91 °F Aug 9
3 91 °F Aug 6
5 90 °F Aug 4
6 89 °F Aug 5
6 89 °F Jul 14
6 89 °F Jul 13
6 89 °F Jun 6
6 89 °F May 17
Lowest Temperatures in Ames in 1979
Rank Temperature Date
1 -25 °F February 9
2 -21 °F February 5
3 -20 °F February 16
4 -17 °F January 14
5 -15 °F February 17
5 -15 °F February 4
7 -13 °F January 5
7 -13 °F January 2
9 -12 °F February 7
9 -12 °F January 8
January 1979 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
4 -6 0.00 0.0
0 -13 0.00 0.0
7 -10 0.00 0.0
5 -9 0.00 0.0
2 -13 0.00 0.0
14 -10 0.00 0.0
12 -2 0.00 0.0
15 -12 0.00 0.0
13 3 0.00 0.0
11 -3 0.00 0.0
9 -10 0.05 2.2
15 -5 0.00 0.0
14 1 0.36 6.0
3 -17 0.00 0.0
4 -7 0.00 0.0
7 -11 0.00 0.1
22 -1 0.00 0.0
18 2 0.00 0.0
31 12 0.32 1.8
28 19 0.00 0.5
24 13 0.00 0.0
30 10 0.04 1.0
30 5 0.00 0.0
8 -8 0.00 0.0
17 -3 0.00 0.0
20 14 0.19 1.9
21 16 0.14 2.0
18 0 0.00 0.0
6 -10 0.00 0.0
7 -1 0.00 0.1
5 -11 0.00 0.0
February 1979 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
8 -10 0.00 0.0
13 5 0.00 0.0
10 -8 0.00 0.0
7 -15 0.00 0.0
9 -21 0.00 0.0
26 3 0.00 0.0
14 -12 0.00 0.0
4 -5 0.16 5.3
5 -25 0.00 0.0
13 2 0.00 0.0
18 2 0.00 0.0
18 9 0.00 0.0
22 7 0.00 0.0
32 18 0.00 0.0
31 5 0.00 0.0
6 -20 0.00 0.0
7 -15 0.00 0.0
12 3 0.07 1.0
34 -4 0.00 0.0
37 24 0.00 0.0
35 24 0.04 0.0
34 20 0.00 0.0
36 16 0.03 0.0
26 2 0.00 0.0
27 5 0.00 0.0
32 9 0.00 0.0
35 16 0.00 0.0
34 24 0.00 0.0
March 1979 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
33 23 0.00 0.0
34 28 0.00 0.0
34 31 0.64 0.1
33 25 0.10 1.0
31 19 0.00 0.0
37 19 0.00 0.0
36 13 0.00 0.0
31 13 0.00 0.0
32 20 0.00 0.1
23 1 0.00 0.0
38 6 0.00 0.0
44 20 0.00 0.0
44 28 0.00 0.0
36 19 0.00 0.0
35 5 0.00 0.0
51 24 0.00 0.0
50 36 0.00 0.0
57 42 0.95 0.0
57 36 0.00 0.0
44 32 0.00 0.0
41 30 0.00 0.0
50 34 0.00 0.0
50 31 1.12 1.8
31 21 0.00 0.0
32 16 0.00 0.0
32 25 0.00 0.0
37 22 0.00 0.0
65 32 0.00 0.0
62 31 0.67 0.0
60 36 0.03 0.0
39 32 0.00 0.0
April 1979 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
38 31 0.05 0.5
35 28 0.61 6.5
36 23 0.00 0.0
43 25 0.00 0.0
42 21 0.00 0.0
32 15 0.00 0.0
58 29 0.00 0.0
58 34 0.00 0.0
40 30 0.00 0.0
44 28 0.00 0.0
44 37 0.08 0.0
58 44 0.28 0.0
56 32 0.00 0.0
57 33 0.00 0.0
61 31 0.00 0.0
63 42 0.19 0.0
66 43 0.00 0.0
68 50 0.00 0.0
64 48 0.43 0.0
61 47 1.67 0.0
62 37 0.00 0.0
69 42 0.00 0.0
70 43 0.00 0.0
67 52 0.00 0.0
64 42 0.78 0.0
59 34 0.00 0.0
59 37 0.05 0.0
55 30 0.00 0.0
53 38 0.17 0.0
49 32 0.00 0.0
May 1979 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
61 32 0.00 0.0
61 49 1.21 0.0
53 34 0.00 0.0
61 32 0.00 0.0
73 49 0.00 0.0
80 50 0.00 0.0
79 57 0.00 0.0
78 57 0.00 0.0
82 50 0.00 0.0
82 45 0.10 0.0
62 38 0.25 0.0
64 32 0.00 0.0
71 41 0.07 0.0
70 48 0.08 0.0
69 42 0.05 0.0
72 51 0.00 0.0
89 61 0.00 0.0
87 58 0.75 0.0
74 47 0.34 0.0
70 52 0.00 0.0
65 38 0.00 0.0
80 45 0.00 0.0
79 46 0.00 0.0
66 43 0.00 0.0
72 43 0.00 0.0
74 53 0.26 0.0
73 49 0.00 0.0
80 48 0.00 0.0
88 58 0.00 0.0
88 58 0.07 0.0
76 52 1.66 0.0
June 1979 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
76 43 0.00 0.0
81 52 0.00 0.0
87 53 0.00 0.0
86 60 0.16 0.0
85 58 0.00 0.0
89 64 0.00 0.0
86 67 0.61 0.0
82 54 0.21 0.0
68 56 0.94 0.0
73 49 0.18 0.0
82 54 0.00 0.0
87 59 0.16 0.0
87 60 0.25 0.0
86 63 0.00 0.0
86 67 0.00 0.0
86 68 0.00 0.0
85 55 0.00 0.0
71 58 1.44 0.0
84 61 0.00 0.0
81 60 0.42 0.0
86 60 0.00 0.0
86 62 0.00 0.0
79 55 0.00 0.0
72 49 0.00 0.0
78 52 0.00 0.0
84 56 0.00 0.0
84 60 1.94 0.0
80 63 0.00 0.0
78 61 0.02 0.0
85 60 0.00 0.0
July 1979 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
84 61 0.00 0.0
85 61 0.00 0.0
86 70 0.00 0.0
86 64 0.72 0.0
70 55 0.00 0.0
71 54 0.00 0.0
77 58 0.00 0.0
79 60 0.11 0.0
82 60 0.00 0.0
85 65 0.00 0.0
85 61 0.76 0.0
86 66 0.00 0.0
89 70 0.00 0.0
89 68 0.01 0.0
84 66 0.00 0.0
84 61 0.00 0.0
77 57 0.01 0.0
77 55 0.00 0.0
79 54 0.00 0.0
84 59 0.06 0.0
85 60 0.00 0.0
87 66 0.00 0.0
84 68 0.84 0.0
82 67 0.51 0.0
81 68 0.00 0.0
82 62 0.00 0.0
84 61 0.01 0.0
79 62 0.01 0.0
80 64 0.11 0.0
84 65 0.92 0.0
84 62 0.00 0.0
August 1979 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
80 63 0.00 0.0
83 59 0.02 0.0
86 66 0.00 0.0
90 72 0.00 0.0
89 72 0.00 0.0
91 69 0.00 0.0
92 74 0.00 0.0
92 72 0.00 0.0
91 67 0.00 0.0
87 62 1.91 0.0
74 51 0.00 0.0
74 51 0.00 0.0
74 60 0.07 0.0
66 52 0.02 0.0
64 48 0.00 0.0
74 56 0.00 0.0
88 67 0.02 0.0
87 67 0.00 0.0
83 65 1.15 0.0
84 64 1.00 0.0
84 66 0.07 0.0
78 60 0.32 0.0
78 60 0.05 0.0
76 51 0.00 0.0
77 58 0.00 0.0
76 61 0.12 0.0
71 60 0.05 0.0
82 54 0.00 0.0
83 63 0.17 0.0
84 60 0.00 0.0
87 65 0.00 0.0
September 1979 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
86 65 0.19 0.0
82 63 0.00 0.0
82 58 0.00 0.0
84 62 0.00 0.0
87 61 0.00 0.0
86 61 0.72 0.0
74 45 0.00 0.0
73 51 0.00 0.0
83 54 0.00 0.0
86 66 0.00 0.0
86 59 0.00 0.0
83 57 0.00 0.0
67 48 0.14 0.0
65 44 0.00 0.0
72 39 0.00 0.0
76 45 0.00 0.0
80 45 0.00 0.0
78 51 0.00 0.0
76 44 0.00 0.0
77 47 0.00 0.0
73 43 0.00 0.0
69 39 0.00 0.0
75 44 0.00 0.0
75 52 1.50 0.0
80 48 0.00 0.0
80 52 0.00 0.0
83 53 0.00 0.0
81 55 0.00 0.0
75 49 0.00 0.0
77 50 0.00 0.0
October 1979 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
77 53 0.02 0.0
68 39 0.00 0.0
66 49 0.11 0.0
62 37 0.00 0.0
65 31 0.00 0.0
65 36 0.00 0.0
73 35 0.00 0.0
75 43 0.00 0.0
60 35 0.00 0.0
60 34 0.00 0.0
65 45 0.00 0.0
65 33 0.10 0.0
50 25 0.00 0.0
61 27 0.00 0.0
67 38 0.00 0.0
71 46 0.00 0.0
70 45 0.00 0.0
69 47 0.00 0.0
69 53 0.77 0.0
80 62 0.00 0.0
79 55 0.00 0.0
58 33 2.52 0.0
43 32 0.07 0.0
55 29 0.00 0.0
55 31 0.00 0.0
56 33 0.00 0.0
64 41 0.00 0.0
67 39 0.00 0.0
66 35 0.00 0.0
66 48 0.00 0.0
64 47 0.26 0.0
November 1979 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
48 35 0.00 0.0
50 26 0.00 0.0
45 21 0.00 0.0
59 28 0.00 0.0
51 41 0.94 0.0
42 28 0.14 0.0
38 21 0.00 0.0
35 21 0.00 0.0
36 27 0.00 0.0
32 17 0.00 0.0
47 25 0.00 0.0
42 26 0.08 0.0
43 16 0.00 0.0
42 20 0.00 0.0
50 31 0.00 0.0
56 26 0.00 0.0
67 35 0.00 0.0
65 40 0.00 0.0
59 47 0.00 0.0
55 31 0.22 0.0
43 38 0.56 0.0
42 34 0.03 0.0
36 29 0.00 0.0
44 24 0.00 0.0
47 25 0.00 0.0
42 29 0.00 0.0
41 29 0.00 0.0
36 18 0.00 0.0
26 15 0.00 0.0
31 18 0.00 0.0
December 1979 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
29 10 0.00 0.0
31 4 0.00 0.0
47 21 0.00 0.0
55 25 0.00 0.0
50 39 0.00 0.0
45 21 0.00 0.0
41 28 0.02 0.0
30 11 0.00 0.0
51 20 0.00 0.0
59 32 0.00 0.0
54 18 0.00 0.0
21 4 0.00 0.0
36 9 0.00 0.0
42 14 0.00 0.0
51 31 0.00 0.0
40 -4 0.00 0.0
27 -4 0.00 0.0
46 15 0.00 0.0
51 30 0.00 0.0
46 24 0.00 0.0
52 23 0.00 0.0
50 23 0.05 0.0
41 31 0.17 0.0
33 30 0.00 0.0
32 24 0.00 0.0
31 22 0.00 0.0
30 25 0.00 0.0
31 23 0.00 0.0
32 24 0.00 0.0
35 26 0.00 0.0
34 28 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