Ames Weather in 1986

Historical record of Ames, Iowa weather for the year 1986 based on NOAA data.
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1986 Ames Weather Extremes
Highest temperature 92 °F July 18
Lowest temperature -15 °F January 7
Highest daily low 75 °F July 5
Lowest daily high 2 °F January 7
Most daily precipitation 2.1 inches August 13
Most daily snow 2.8 inches February 7
Total annual precipitation 42.9 inches -
Total annual snow 21.3 inches -
Highest Temperatures in Ames in 1986
Rank Temperature Date
1 92 °F Jul 18
1 92 °F Jul 17
3 91 °F Jul 24
3 91 °F Jul 19
3 91 °F Jul 16
3 91 °F Jul 15
3 91 °F Jun 28
8 90 °F Jul 29
8 90 °F Jul 28
8 90 °F Jul 25
8 90 °F Jul 6
8 90 °F Jul 5
8 90 °F Jul 4
8 90 °F Jun 26
8 90 °F Jun 20
8 90 °F Jun 19
8 90 °F Mar 29
Lowest Temperatures in Ames in 1986
Rank Temperature Date
1 -15 °F January 7
2 -13 °F February 13
2 -13 °F February 12
4 -12 °F February 9
5 -11 °F February 10
5 -11 °F January 27
7 -9 °F February 11
8 -8 °F December 13
9 -7 °F January 8
10 -5 °F February 15
10 -5 °F January 26
January 1986 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
33 10 0.00 0.0
33 20 0.00 0.0
33 21 0.00 0.0
31 10 0.04 1.3
27 4 0.00 0.0
21 -2 0.00 0.0
2 -15 0.00 0.0
27 -7 0.00 0.0
37 19 0.00 0.0
37 24 0.00 0.0
45 24 0.00 0.0
41 31 0.00 0.0
32 14 0.00 0.0
32 19 0.00 0.0
42 15 0.00 0.0
47 29 0.00 0.0
45 29 0.00 0.0
44 34 0.00 0.0
36 29 0.00 0.0
43 27 0.00 0.0
38 28 0.00 0.0
33 12 0.00 0.0
41 17 0.00 0.0
43 30 0.00 0.0
35 28 0.00 0.0
30 -5 0.00 0.0
8 -11 0.00 0.0
31 7 0.00 0.0
34 8 0.00 0.0
29 8 0.00 0.0
32 21 0.00 0.0
February 1986 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
39 27 0.00 0.0
43 22 0.00 0.0
37 30 0.01 0.0
34 31 0.61 0.0
33 30 0.25 2.8
32 25 0.03 0.5
26 20 0.13 2.8
23 7 0.00 0.0
10 -12 0.00 0.0
5 -11 0.00 0.0
3 -9 0.00 0.0
5 -13 0.00 0.0
22 -13 0.00 0.0
25 2 0.00 0.0
22 -5 0.00 0.0
24 16 0.00 0.0
30 21 0.00 0.0
32 28 0.00 0.0
32 18 0.00 0.0
28 8 0.00 0.0
23 3 0.00 0.0
28 15 0.00 0.0
29 18 0.00 0.0
28 16 0.00 0.0
37 12 0.00 0.0
43 30 0.00 0.0
41 24 0.00 0.0
29 14 0.00 0.0
March 1986 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
45 20 0.00 0.0
47 31 0.00 0.0
44 33 0.00 0.0
46 32 0.00 0.0
45 31 0.00 0.0
38 26 0.00 0.0
28 4 0.00 0.0
41 15 0.00 0.0
67 32 0.00 0.0
65 32 0.00 0.0
39 25 0.00 0.0
37 32 0.65 1.2
36 32 0.50 0.0
37 32 0.00 0.0
49 31 0.00 0.0
46 28 0.00 0.0
46 31 0.32 0.0
51 40 0.40 0.0
44 25 0.27 0.0
32 12 0.00 0.0
46 19 0.00 0.0
60 39 0.00 0.0
57 33 0.00 0.0
65 32 0.00 0.0
69 54 0.00 0.0
61 38 0.00 0.0
68 23 0.00 0.0
81 47 0.00 0.0
90 48 0.00 0.0
86 45 0.00 0.0
81 57 0.00 0.0
April 1986 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
78 56 0.92 0.0
60 37 0.11 0.0
59 n/a 0.76 0.0
60 43 0.44 0.0
63 46 0.00 0.0
65 39 0.00 0.0
69 46 0.00 0.0
65 42 0.00 0.0
58 32 0.00 0.0
65 34 0.00 0.0
73 40 0.00 0.0
70 42 0.05 0.0
62 35 0.02 0.0
62 27 0.52 0.0
43 28 0.04 0.0
58 32 0.00 0.0
n/a 40 0.00 0.0
58 48 0.52 0.0
64 42 0.00 0.0
63 45 0.07 0.0
52 32 0.00 0.0
55 29 0.00 0.0
74 39 0.00 0.0
76 56 0.00 0.0
85 54 0.00 0.0
82 56 0.34 0.0
80 60 0.55 0.0
69 41 0.15 0.0
77 42 0.26 0.0
69 57 0.45 0.0
May 1986 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
67 42 0.00 0.0
60 31 0.00 0.0
65 47 0.00 0.0
79 54 0.00 0.0
84 60 0.00 0.0
82 51 0.00 0.0
79 48 0.00 0.0
81 60 1.34 0.0
76 59 0.51 0.0
75 59 0.32 0.0
71 58 0.21 0.0
78 56 0.00 0.0
77 52 0.42 0.0
74 47 0.00 0.0
74 55 0.96 0.0
66 50 0.22 0.0
66 47 0.31 0.0
64 43 0.00 0.0
67 45 0.00 0.0
67 43 0.00 0.0
70 45 0.00 0.0
71 45 0.00 0.0
71 50 0.00 0.0
74 50 0.08 0.0
77 52 0.47 0.0
66 52 0.17 0.0
62 57 0.21 0.0
70 53 0.17 0.0
71 59 0.06 0.0
80 55 0.00 0.0
85 58 0.00 0.0
June 1986 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
85 61 0.00 0.0
79 51 0.00 0.0
82 50 0.00 0.0
83 63 0.43 0.0
72 60 0.40 0.0
72 59 0.00 0.0
79 63 0.14 0.0
81 58 0.00 0.0
81 60 0.00 0.0
87 69 0.00 0.0
85 62 0.12 0.0
78 56 0.00 0.0
81 59 0.00 0.0
75 61 1.02 0.0
79 58 0.00 0.0
81 68 0.00 0.0
82 57 0.00 0.0
82 63 0.21 0.0
90 66 0.00 0.0
90 66 0.00 0.0
88 70 0.28 0.0
79 65 0.19 0.0
86 58 0.00 0.0
86 54 0.00 0.0
86 58 0.00 0.0
90 71 0.00 0.0
89 69 0.11 0.0
91 62 0.76 0.0
86 65 0.87 0.0
78 64 1.98 0.0
July 1986 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
75 61 0.00 0.0
78 61 0.00 0.0
82 59 0.00 0.0
90 71 0.00 0.0
90 75 0.00 0.0
90 63 1.39 0.0
80 63 0.11 0.0
88 67 0.00 0.0
87 65 0.03 0.0
83 66 0.70 0.0
84 62 0.24 0.0
81 64 0.43 0.0
85 60 0.00 0.0
84 67 0.00 0.0
91 71 0.00 0.0
91 72 0.00 0.0
92 72 0.00 0.0
92 69 0.00 0.0
91 71 0.00 0.0
85 61 0.00 0.0
80 58 0.00 0.0
86 59 0.00 0.0
88 61 0.00 0.0
91 72 0.00 0.0
90 65 1.31 0.0
85 62 0.00 0.0
86 67 0.12 0.0
90 69 0.00 0.0
90 61 1.14 0.0
87 70 0.00 0.0
85 67 0.00 0.0
August 1986 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
79 59 0.00 0.0
74 57 0.00 0.0
76 54 0.00 0.0
76 54 0.00 0.0
71 61 0.47 0.0
78 60 0.19 0.0
80 61 0.00 0.0
80 57 0.10 0.0
80 57 0.00 0.0
74 60 0.08 0.0
74 49 0.00 0.0
75 57 0.00 0.0
67 60 2.11 0.0
83 62 0.20 0.0
85 64 0.00 0.0
87 63 0.00 0.0
87 66 0.02 0.0
81 59 0.00 0.0
79 58 0.00 0.0
78 58 0.00 0.0
77 62 0.00 0.0
84 61 0.00 0.0
80 52 0.00 0.0
74 52 0.00 0.0
89 61 0.04 0.0
87 66 0.38 0.0
74 48 0.00 0.0
67 42 0.00 0.0
70 45 0.00 0.0
79 56 0.00 0.0
82 55 0.00 0.0
September 1986 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
81 53 0.00 0.0
79 56 0.00 0.0
80 63 0.93 0.0
79 58 0.00 0.0
73 52 0.00 0.0
70 50 0.00 0.0
65 39 0.00 0.0
68 38 0.00 0.0
74 56 0.05 0.0
83 67 0.02 0.0
81 59 0.00 0.0
73 45 0.00 0.0
73 56 0.51 0.0
77 53 0.00 0.0
72 60 0.19 0.0
67 51 0.00 0.0
75 54 0.11 0.0
76 62 0.00 0.0
81 60 1.60 0.0
79 60 1.75 0.0
86 65 0.00 0.0
85 64 0.32 0.0
70 58 0.02 0.0
73 60 0.21 0.0
83 69 0.00 0.0
87 68 0.00 0.0
84 63 0.00 0.0
82 54 0.22 0.0
77 62 0.50 0.0
71 50 0.47 0.0
October 1986 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
65 46 0.00 0.0
63 52 0.32 0.0
64 56 0.02 0.0
59 46 0.43 0.0
60 42 0.00 0.0
62 32 0.00 0.0
76 46 0.00 0.0
75 50 0.00 0.0
65 45 0.00 0.0
58 38 0.00 0.0
58 46 1.92 0.0
47 36 0.16 0.0
41 33 0.00 0.0
51 28 0.00 0.0
55 32 0.00 0.0
69 32 0.00 0.0
67 38 0.00 0.0
60 34 0.00 0.0
71 40 0.00 0.0
76 47 0.00 0.0
73 45 0.00 0.0
69 50 0.10 0.0
57 50 0.55 0.0
57 52 0.47 0.0
53 48 0.57 0.0
57 41 0.01 0.0
71 35 0.00 0.0
68 45 0.00 0.0
64 36 0.00 0.0
61 35 0.00 0.0
64 45 0.00 0.0
November 1986 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
51 32 0.40 0.0
44 25 0.00 0.0
55 31 0.00 0.0
48 28 0.00 0.0
52 27 0.00 0.0
62 32 0.00 0.0
56 39 0.00 0.0
58 31 0.11 0.0
40 25 0.00 0.0
28 18 0.04 1.0
21 -4 0.00 n/a
23 7 0.00 0.0
20 -3 0.00 0.0
34 11 0.00 0.0
39 17 0.00 0.0
45 18 0.00 0.0
38 26 0.00 0.0
32 20 0.22 2.6
33 20 0.18 1.5
33 21 0.22 2.6
38 6 0.00 0.0
45 30 0.05 0.0
34 25 0.00 0.0
42 14 0.00 0.0
46 25 0.00 0.0
42 30 0.00 0.0
47 21 0.00 0.0
52 29 0.00 0.0
46 27 0.00 0.0
38 31 0.00 0.0
December 1986 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
36 31 0.18 0.0
33 30 0.16 2.3
36 24 0.00 0.0
28 19 0.00 0.0
36 8 0.00 0.0
34 26 0.00 0.0
33 26 0.26 0.0
33 27 0.21 2.7
31 11 0.00 0.0
13 -2 0.00 0.0
31 5 0.00 0.0
22 3 0.00 0.0
22 -8 0.00 0.0
38 14 0.00 0.0
36 18 0.00 0.0
37 26 0.00 0.0
34 26 0.00 0.0
35 27 0.00 0.0
40 21 0.00 0.0
31 16 0.00 0.0
30 13 0.00 0.0
38 25 0.00 0.0
43 21 0.00 0.0
38 22 0.00 0.0
32 23 0.00 0.0
32 14 0.00 0.0
n/a 20 0.00 0.0
30 n/a 0.00 0.0
33 27 0.00 0.0
37 23 0.00 0.0
42 22 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