Ames Weather in 1981

Historical record of Ames, Iowa weather for the year 1981 based on NOAA data.
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1981 Ames Weather Extremes
Highest temperature 97 °F July 12
Lowest temperature -20 °F February 11
Highest daily low 77 °F June 14
Lowest daily high 3 °F February 11
Most daily precipitation 1.8 inches June 24
Most daily snow 5.0 inches February 10
Total annual precipitation 25.1 inches -
Total annual snow 16.4 inches -
Highest Temperatures in Ames in 1981
Rank Temperature Date
1 97 °F Jul 12
2 95 °F Jul 13
3 94 °F Jul 15
3 94 °F Jul 14
3 94 °F Jul 11
6 93 °F Jun 6
6 93 °F Jun 5
8 92 °F Jun 28
8 92 °F Jun 13
10 91 °F Jun 29
Lowest Temperatures in Ames in 1981
Rank Temperature Date
1 -20 °F February 11
2 -12 °F December 19
3 -10 °F February 12
4 -8 °F December 18
4 -8 °F February 3
6 -6 °F December 17
6 -6 °F February 2
6 -6 °F January 11
6 -6 °F January 10
10 -3 °F December 20
10 -3 °F February 8
10 -3 °F February 4
January 1981 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
35 28 0.00 0.0
35 10 0.00 0.0
35 3 0.00 0.0
14 2 0.00 0.0
34 4 0.00 0.0
33 22 0.00 0.2
26 0 0.00 0.0
24 5 0.00 0.0
20 7 0.00 0.0
16 -6 0.00 0.0
19 -6 0.00 0.1
47 3 0.00 0.0
43 19 0.00 0.0
35 17 0.00 0.0
32 10 0.00 0.0
20 0 0.00 0.0
43 1 0.00 0.0
50 17 0.00 0.0
49 22 0.00 0.0
46 19 0.00 0.0
44 14 0.00 0.0
50 20 0.00 0.0
55 23 0.00 0.0
60 25 0.00 0.0
59 30 0.00 0.0
53 32 0.00 0.0
36 22 0.00 0.0
29 6 0.00 0.0
25 0 0.00 0.0
32 4 0.00 0.0
31 14 0.00 0.0
February 1981 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
26 10 0.08 1.8
12 -6 0.00 0.0
16 -8 0.00 0.0
16 -3 0.00 0.0
30 1 0.00 0.1
34 12 0.00 0.0
32 18 0.00 0.0
20 -3 0.00 0.0
17 2 0.00 0.0
16 1 0.25 5.0
3 -20 0.00 0.0
30 -10 0.00 0.0
43 12 0.00 0.0
51 18 0.00 0.0
55 37 0.00 0.0
64 34 0.00 0.0
67 38 0.00 0.0
66 42 0.00 0.0
61 32 0.00 0.0
62 27 0.00 0.0
60 37 0.00 0.0
44 35 0.19 0.0
50 28 0.00 0.0
62 25 0.00 0.0
61 32 0.00 0.0
44 31 0.00 0.0
62 35 0.15 0.0
47 31 0.00 0.0
March 1981 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
53 28 0.00 0.0
49 16 0.00 0.0
41 16 0.00 0.0
40 31 0.20 0.0
44 20 0.00 0.0
42 19 0.00 0.0
38 12 0.00 0.0
47 19 0.00 0.0
45 23 0.06 0.2
53 20 0.00 0.0
52 21 0.00 0.0
61 27 0.00 0.0
57 25 0.00 0.0
60 19 0.00 0.0
61 41 0.00 0.0
56 21 0.00 0.0
55 26 0.00 0.0
43 19 0.00 0.0
46 22 0.00 0.0
49 17 0.00 0.0
48 35 0.00 0.0
66 25 0.00 0.0
61 30 0.00 0.0
65 31 0.00 0.0
68 38 0.00 0.0
64 35 0.00 0.0
67 36 0.00 0.0
76 58 0.00 0.0
71 46 0.28 0.0
56 44 0.02 0.0
66 50 0.00 0.0
April 1981 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
65 44 0.00 0.0
84 37 0.00 0.0
82 59 0.75 0.0
66 36 0.35 0.0
49 30 0.00 0.0
64 28 0.00 0.0
69 41 0.00 0.0
68 46 0.12 0.0
68 35 0.00 0.0
78 45 0.00 0.0
75 53 0.00 0.0
66 45 0.00 0.0
67 54 0.00 0.0
56 32 0.09 0.0
62 29 0.00 0.0
64 39 0.19 0.0
75 50 0.01 0.0
75 38 0.00 0.0
59 48 0.00 0.0
54 40 0.00 0.0
52 33 0.00 0.0
65 48 0.36 0.0
61 40 0.00 0.0
67 33 0.00 0.0
86 41 0.00 0.0
85 48 0.00 0.0
89 59 0.00 0.0
85 51 0.00 0.0
77 42 0.00 0.0
73 46 0.00 0.0
May 1981 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
67 41 0.00 0.0
75 38 0.00 0.0
80 58 0.00 0.0
77 58 0.20 0.0
65 48 0.00 0.0
63 40 0.00 0.0
64 34 0.00 0.0
62 48 0.00 0.0
57 39 0.00 0.0
62 30 0.00 0.0
67 30 0.00 0.0
67 41 0.03 0.0
62 45 0.00 0.0
72 43 0.08 0.0
76 41 0.00 0.0
76 47 0.00 0.0
72 52 0.20 0.0
58 43 0.17 0.0
73 36 0.00 0.0
77 45 0.00 0.0
80 44 0.00 0.0
78 55 0.09 0.0
74 59 0.23 0.0
70 46 0.00 0.0
74 45 0.00 0.0
76 51 0.00 0.0
80 56 0.00 0.0
82 58 0.00 0.0
84 58 0.00 0.0
84 55 0.00 0.0
84 49 0.00 0.0
June 1981 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
85 50 0.00 0.0
81 64 0.04 0.0
79 52 0.00 0.0
85 56 0.00 0.0
93 60 0.00 0.0
93 59 0.00 0.0
90 62 0.31 0.0
77 63 0.03 0.0
76 56 0.06 0.0
85 54 0.00 0.0
85 62 0.00 0.0
87 60 0.00 0.0
92 73 0.00 0.0
89 77 0.00 0.0
86 57 1.15 0.0
76 52 0.00 0.0
82 56 0.00 0.0
81 61 0.00 0.0
79 53 0.00 0.0
80 62 0.00 0.0
75 59 0.04 0.0
81 53 0.00 0.0
88 53 0.00 0.0
87 63 1.82 0.0
81 59 0.00 0.0
82 58 0.00 0.0
82 60 0.00 0.0
92 70 0.00 0.0
91 65 0.64 0.0
82 57 0.00 0.0
July 1981 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
82 58 0.00 0.0
83 61 0.00 0.0
82 66 0.58 0.0
82 61 0.20 0.0
85 65 0.00 0.0
87 64 0.00 0.0
86 64 0.00 0.0
90 70 0.00 0.0
89 63 0.33 0.0
89 61 0.00 0.0
94 72 0.00 0.0
97 73 0.00 0.0
95 73 0.00 0.0
94 70 0.00 0.0
94 69 0.00 0.0
88 68 0.00 0.0
87 67 0.00 0.0
84 64 0.00 0.0
85 67 0.00 0.0
85 61 0.00 0.0
85 62 0.00 0.0
83 62 0.08 0.0
78 60 0.00 0.0
85 62 0.00 0.0
84 66 1.77 0.0
71 58 0.00 0.0
67 55 0.80 0.0
78 52 0.21 0.0
71 50 0.00 0.0
81 62 0.00 0.0
84 62 0.00 0.0
August 1981 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
85 65 0.00 0.0
82 67 0.57 0.0
82 59 0.00 0.0
87 65 0.00 0.0
87 67 1.75 0.0
84 65 0.00 0.0
84 60 0.01 0.0
81 58 0.70 0.0
78 59 0.00 0.0
74 57 0.00 0.0
80 56 0.00 0.0
86 60 0.00 0.0
84 58 0.07 0.0
86 67 1.27 0.0
86 66 0.00 0.0
78 56 0.00 0.0
71 50 0.00 0.0
73 50 0.00 0.0
74 50 0.00 0.0
77 50 0.00 0.0
77 50 0.00 0.0
80 54 0.00 0.0
81 58 0.00 0.0
80 59 0.56 0.0
81 62 0.00 0.0
82 63 0.33 0.0
78 61 0.34 0.0
76 63 0.15 0.0
78 60 0.00 0.0
78 61 0.02 0.0
86 69 0.00 0.0
September 1981 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
80 50 0.00 0.0
72 49 0.00 0.0
78 47 0.00 0.0
76 61 0.08 0.0
78 53 0.00 0.0
79 55 0.00 0.0
78 62 1.50 0.0
75 51 0.00 0.0
82 51 0.00 0.0
88 58 0.00 0.0
87 59 0.00 0.0
81 54 0.00 0.0
87 52 0.00 0.0
88 60 0.00 0.0
76 50 0.00 0.0
67 43 0.00 0.0
62 37 0.00 0.0
70 37 0.00 0.0
83 46 0.00 0.0
83 48 0.00 0.0
81 50 0.00 0.0
74 50 0.00 0.0
72 47 0.00 0.0
70 52 0.12 0.0
75 57 0.64 0.0
74 50 0.08 0.0
67 45 0.00 0.0
69 37 0.00 0.0
89 50 0.00 0.0
88 64 0.00 0.0
October 1981 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
71 44 0.00 0.0
59 29 0.00 0.0
59 37 0.28 0.0
62 47 0.30 0.0
67 53 0.00 0.0
62 44 0.00 0.0
62 34 0.00 0.0
64 34 0.00 0.0
62 44 0.03 0.0
65 47 0.03 0.0
66 36 0.00 0.0
64 49 0.04 0.0
63 56 0.03 0.0
65 57 0.03 0.0
62 44 0.13 0.0
65 41 0.00 0.0
68 50 0.35 0.0
51 40 0.05 0.0
64 26 0.00 0.0
64 45 0.00 0.0
56 37 0.00 0.0
49 25 0.00 0.0
47 19 0.00 0.0
35 21 0.03 0.3
44 24 0.02 0.0
52 21 0.00 0.0
62 28 0.00 0.0
65 36 0.00 0.0
67 42 0.00 0.0
66 48 0.00 0.0
65 50 0.35 0.0
November 1981 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
56 47 0.11 0.0
56 50 0.44 0.0
60 51 0.41 0.0
62 52 0.06 0.0
55 44 0.05 0.0
60 32 0.00 0.0
63 30 0.00 0.0
53 33 0.00 0.0
41 20 0.00 0.0
55 23 0.00 0.0
55 29 0.00 0.0
56 28 0.00 0.0
63 28 0.00 0.0
66 35 0.00 0.0
57 46 0.01 0.0
55 32 0.00 0.0
60 31 0.00 0.0
58 38 0.00 0.0
56 30 0.56 1.2
31 20 0.00 0.0
26 15 0.00 0.0
41 16 0.00 0.0
39 33 0.08 0.0
37 30 0.00 0.0
38 32 0.00 0.0
39 33 0.00 0.0
35 26 0.00 0.0
36 24 0.00 0.0
38 18 0.00 0.0
37 27 0.57 0.0
December 1981 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
33 29 0.53 3.0
32 13 0.00 0.0
36 17 0.06 0.0
34 25 0.00 0.0
38 20 0.00 0.0
45 29 0.00 0.0
47 30 0.00 0.0
37 26 0.00 0.0
34 20 0.00 0.0
29 15 0.00 0.0
37 26 0.00 0.0
34 29 0.00 0.0
35 30 0.00 0.0
36 13 0.01 0.2
15 10 0.06 1.8
13 2 0.01 0.3
10 -6 0.00 0.0
7 -8 0.00 0.0
12 -12 0.00 0.0
31 -3 0.00 0.0
37 30 0.00 0.0
34 23 0.00 0.0
35 13 0.00 0.0
35 13 0.00 0.0
37 13 0.00 0.0
36 26 0.00 0.0
29 21 0.01 0.2
27 9 0.03 1.2
23 0 0.00 0.0
34 4 0.00 0.0
36 11 0.05 0.8
Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1999–2024 Ames Municipal Airport location
1964–1998 Ames 8 WSW location
1893–1964 Ames 3 Sw location