Ames Weather in 1983

Historical record of Ames, Iowa weather for the year 1983 based on NOAA data.
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1983 Ames Weather Extremes
Highest temperature 100 °F August 16
Lowest temperature -21 °F December 24
Highest daily low 76 °F June 24
Lowest daily high -13 °F December 24
Most daily precipitation 2.4 inches June 26
Most daily snow 7.0 inches March 27
Total annual precipitation 48.1 inches -
Total annual snow 56.8 inches -
Highest Temperatures in Ames in 1983
Rank Temperature Date
1 100 °F Aug 16
2 99 °F Aug 17
3 98 °F Aug 18
3 98 °F Jul 20
5 97 °F Aug 19
5 97 °F Jul 21
7 96 °F Jul 23
7 96 °F Jul 22
9 95 °F Aug 20
9 95 °F Aug 10
9 95 °F Jul 19
Lowest Temperatures in Ames in 1983
Rank Temperature Date
1 -21 °F December 24
2 -20 °F December 25
3 -18 °F December 23
3 -18 °F December 22
3 -18 °F December 20
3 -18 °F December 19
7 -17 °F December 18
8 -12 °F December 17
9 -10 °F February 7
10 -8 °F December 29
January 1983 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
31 19 0.00 0.0
28 19 0.00 0.0
26 11 0.00 0.0
33 23 0.00 0.0
32 23 0.00 0.0
42 29 0.00 0.0
36 19 0.00 0.0
34 20 0.00 0.0
42 29 0.00 0.0
40 28 0.19 0.2
30 14 0.00 0.1
35 7 0.00 0.0
42 22 0.00 0.0
39 20 0.00 0.0
22 9 0.00 0.0
30 9 0.00 0.0
27 13 0.00 0.0
22 12 0.00 0.0
28 14 0.00 0.0
28 20 0.00 0.0
36 17 0.00 0.0
34 21 0.00 0.0
34 25 0.00 0.2
33 25 0.00 0.0
28 16 0.00 0.1
22 8 0.04 1.0
25 -4 0.00 0.0
39 24 0.00 0.0
38 29 0.64 0.1
31 20 0.00 0.0
24 11 0.00 0.0
February 1983 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
25 13 0.11 1.0
26 19 0.25 5.0
22 3 0.03 2.0
18 -4 0.00 0.0
28 4 0.03 1.0
28 3 0.08 2.0
17 -10 0.00 0.0
32 2 0.00 0.0
34 26 0.00 0.0
34 29 0.00 0.0
34 26 0.01 0.0
35 28 0.00 0.0
41 31 0.00 0.0
44 28 0.00 0.0
41 31 0.11 0.0
39 29 1.20 0.8
38 30 0.00 0.0
49 29 0.00 0.0
57 32 0.00 0.0
53 35 0.00 0.0
51 31 0.00 0.0
47 34 0.00 0.0
41 29 0.00 0.0
n/a 19 0.03 0.0
n/a n/a n/a n/a
44 25 0.00 0.0
50 34 0.00 0.0
57 29 0.00 0.0
March 1983 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
63 34 0.00 0.0
70 29 0.00 0.0
74 38 0.00 0.0
71 47 0.00 0.0
60 51 0.21 0.0
56 45 1.21 0.0
46 27 0.01 0.0
30 19 0.00 0.0
29 17 0.00 0.0
29 18 0.00 0.0
31 23 0.00 0.0
44 24 0.00 0.0
54 29 0.00 0.0
48 29 0.00 0.0
43 33 0.36 0.0
39 32 0.60 0.0
40 33 0.00 0.0
40 33 0.07 0.0
37 29 0.00 0.0
33 23 0.08 2.1
28 17 0.01 0.0
33 13 0.00 0.0
37 17 0.00 0.0
37 22 0.00 0.0
37 25 0.00 0.2
33 28 0.52 6.0
32 28 0.41 7.0
37 22 0.00 0.0
37 22 0.00 0.0
44 32 0.04 0.0
52 34 0.15 0.0
April 1983 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
51 36 0.01 0.0
41 35 0.25 0.0
42 32 0.02 0.0
40 30 0.00 0.0
39 32 0.24 0.0
42 31 0.18 0.0
43 30 0.00 0.0
47 27 0.00 0.0
45 31 0.34 1.0
40 31 0.03 0.0
54 31 0.00 0.0
52 36 1.13 0.0
49 39 0.30 0.0
43 27 0.46 3.0
42 24 0.00 0.0
42 28 0.00 0.0
38 26 0.19 4.0
42 18 0.00 0.0
49 25 0.00 0.0
57 30 0.00 0.0
61 42 0.00 0.0
66 41 0.00 0.0
63 43 0.00 0.0
64 34 0.00 0.0
72 35 0.00 0.0
79 58 0.00 0.0
77 41 0.00 0.0
71 49 0.00 0.0
68 44 0.00 0.0
66 42 0.00 0.0
May 1983 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
58 47 0.51 0.0
54 40 0.64 0.0
62 43 0.57 0.0
63 40 0.03 0.0
70 40 0.00 0.0
76 53 0.00 0.0
75 45 0.66 0.0
56 33 0.00 0.0
63 40 0.00 0.0
72 43 0.00 0.0
76 50 0.00 0.0
74 59 0.00 0.0
72 50 0.13 0.0
68 38 0.31 0.0
62 34 0.00 0.0
68 41 0.00 0.0
67 45 0.12 0.0
53 48 1.06 0.0
57 50 1.49 0.0
67 47 0.00 0.0
65 48 0.04 0.0
70 54 0.20 0.0
73 42 0.00 0.0
83 51 0.36 0.0
68 47 0.00 0.0
69 42 0.00 0.0
81 52 0.00 0.0
81 56 0.04 0.0
67 48 0.05 0.0
64 42 0.00 0.0
68 45 0.00 0.0
June 1983 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
72 46 0.00 0.0
71 53 0.05 0.0
78 56 0.00 0.0
82 49 0.00 0.0
81 52 0.02 0.0
73 43 0.00 0.0
80 54 0.00 0.0
85 58 0.00 0.0
87 57 0.04 0.0
85 58 0.10 0.0
83 63 0.00 0.0
84 66 0.00 0.0
86 70 0.00 0.0
86 59 1.44 0.0
77 54 0.00 0.0
77 51 0.00 0.0
76 54 0.00 0.0
76 59 0.81 0.0
77 60 0.00 0.0
80 65 0.00 0.0
89 69 0.00 0.0
92 69 0.00 0.0
91 70 0.00 0.0
92 76 0.00 0.0
92 66 0.00 0.0
91 67 2.41 0.0
80 68 2.32 0.0
74 64 0.42 0.0
73 64 1.51 0.0
88 61 0.00 0.0
July 1983 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
88 66 0.14 0.0
86 66 1.25 0.0
88 73 n/a 0.0
88 56 0.60 0.0
77 58 n/a 0.0
81 56 n/a 0.0
84 56 n/a 0.0
88 60 n/a 0.0
89 60 n/a 0.0
90 61 n/a 0.0
89 65 n/a 0.0
87 64 n/a 0.0
92 67 n/a 0.0
91 67 n/a 0.0
87 69 n/a 0.0
86 70 n/a 0.0
89 69 n/a 0.0
88 67 0.18 0.0
95 70 0.01 0.0
98 74 n/a 0.0
97 73 n/a 0.0
96 70 n/a 0.0
96 70 n/a 0.0
78 65 0.05 0.0
84 60 n/a 0.0
85 61 n/a 0.0
92 62 0.02 0.0
94 74 n/a 0.0
94 69 1.58 0.0
88 68 n/a 0.0
87 66 n/a 0.0
August 1983 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
85 59 0.00 0.0
91 64 0.00 0.0
91 73 0.00 0.0
90 70 0.00 0.0
90 72 0.00 0.0
90 71 0.00 0.0
89 67 0.07 0.0
91 65 0.00 0.0
91 61 0.00 0.0
95 66 0.00 0.0
93 60 0.00 0.0
80 55 0.00 0.0
84 55 0.00 0.0
87 68 0.00 0.0
91 69 0.00 0.0
100 70 0.00 0.0
99 74 0.00 0.0
98 70 0.00 0.0
97 70 0.00 0.0
95 68 0.00 0.0
90 70 0.35 0.0
90 67 0.51 0.0
79 69 0.00 0.0
91 67 0.08 0.0
92 71 0.00 0.0
94 70 0.00 0.0
90 65 1.73 0.0
87 63 0.00 0.0
91 65 0.00 0.0
91 66 1.46 0.0
82 61 0.00 0.0
September 1983 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
84 59 0.00 0.0
88 63 0.00 0.0
90 61 0.00 0.0
90 65 0.00 0.0
88 65 0.11 0.0
83 58 0.26 0.0
82 47 0.00 0.0
93 58 0.02 0.0
93 70 0.00 0.0
93 65 0.12 0.0
74 47 0.00 0.0
73 55 0.00 0.0
69 43 0.00 0.0
71 50 0.00 0.0
67 52 0.82 0.0
65 51 0.06 0.0
82 49 0.00 0.0
85 62 0.00 0.0
85 52 0.83 0.0
83 42 0.96 0.0
51 33 0.00 0.0
53 34 0.00 0.0
60 30 0.00 0.0
70 40 0.00 0.0
77 50 0.00 0.0
81 49 0.00 0.0
83 54 0.00 0.0
86 57 0.00 0.0
83 60 0.00 0.0
81 53 0.00 0.0
October 1983 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
84 51 0.00 0.0
88 59 0.00 0.0
86 55 1.23 0.0
61 43 0.00 0.0
72 41 0.00 0.0
69 41 0.00 0.0
69 50 0.00 0.0
61 43 0.00 0.0
60 37 0.00 0.0
65 45 0.74 0.0
65 49 1.14 0.0
50 32 0.00 0.0
45 28 0.09 0.4
59 30 0.00 0.0
61 48 0.34 0.0
61 38 0.00 0.0
60 36 0.00 0.0
60 37 0.00 0.0
56 44 0.80 0.0
48 41 0.41 0.0
49 43 0.43 0.0
52 46 0.94 0.0
60 42 0.00 0.0
59 34 0.00 0.0
57 33 0.00 0.0
63 38 0.00 0.0
76 42 0.00 0.0
73 54 0.00 0.0
57 31 0.00 0.0
51 42 0.12 0.0
53 43 0.01 0.0
November 1983 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
65 51 0.50 0.0
64 55 0.00 0.0
62 42 0.06 0.0
46 31 0.11 0.0
53 30 0.00 0.0
53 46 0.01 0.0
56 38 0.00 0.0
55 45 0.02 0.0
52 35 0.85 0.0
36 31 0.02 0.0
37 28 0.00 0.0
36 29 0.12 1.0
38 31 0.00 0.0
44 37 0.00 0.0
41 34 0.00 0.0
40 26 0.00 0.0
48 26 0.00 0.0
52 31 0.00 0.0
60 48 1.55 0.0
58 36 0.00 0.0
43 30 0.00 0.0
39 32 0.30 0.0
37 22 0.52 6.0
30 20 0.00 0.0
36 10 0.00 0.0
35 26 0.00 0.0
33 n/a 0.86 0.0
33 27 0.49 2.8
29 15 0.00 0.0
18 11 0.00 0.0
December 1983 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
22 3 0.00 0.0
25 12 0.00 0.0
25 2 0.00 0.0
33 22 0.00 0.0
32 18 0.02 0.0
21 15 0.00 0.2
24 6 0.00 0.0
23 3 0.00 0.0
24 12 0.00 0.0
26 10 0.00 0.0
33 25 0.03 0.0
33 9 0.00 0.0
29 15 0.02 0.3
31 18 0.03 1.2
26 10 0.02 1.0
12 -7 0.00 0.0
2 -12 0.02 2.0
-2 -17 0.00 0.0
-9 -18 0.00 0.0
1 -18 0.00 0.0
11 -4 0.16 4.3
-3 -18 0.00 0.0
-11 -18 0.00 0.0
-13 -21 0.00 0.0
-2 -20 0.00 0.0
15 -7 0.00 0.0
19 14 0.00 0.0
15 1 0.05 0.8
5 -8 0.00 0.0
18 -5 0.00 0.0
26 16 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