Ames Weather in 1988

Historical record of Ames, Iowa weather for the year 1988 based on NOAA data.
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1988 Ames Weather Extremes
Highest temperature 102 °F August 17
Lowest temperature -19 °F February 12
Highest daily low 75 °F June 21
Lowest daily high -2 °F January 6
Most daily precipitation 5.6 inches August 22
Most daily snow 7.1 inches February 10
Total annual precipitation 22.2 inches -
Total annual snow 12.2 inches -
Highest Temperatures in Ames in 1988
Rank Temperature Date
1 102 °F Aug 17
2 101 °F Aug 18
2 101 °F Aug 16
2 101 °F Aug 15
2 101 °F Aug 14
6 100 °F Jun 21
7 99 °F Jul 31
7 99 °F Jun 24
9 98 °F Aug 1
9 98 °F Jun 28
9 98 °F Jun 25
9 98 °F Jun 22
Lowest Temperatures in Ames in 1988
Rank Temperature Date
1 -19 °F February 12
2 -17 °F February 11
3 -16 °F January 6
4 -13 °F January 5
5 -10 °F February 5
5 -10 °F January 26
5 -10 °F January 9
8 -8 °F January 13
8 -8 °F January 10
8 -8 °F January 7
January 1988 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
16 -4 0.00 0.0
28 0 0.00 0.0
25 11 0.00 0.0
17 -6 0.00 0.0
-2 -13 0.00 0.0
-2 -16 0.00 0.0
13 -8 0.00 0.0
10 -1 0.00 0.0
6 -10 0.00 0.0
21 -8 0.00 0.0
30 18 0.00 0.0
34 8 0.00 0.0
14 -8 0.00 0.0
31 1 0.00 0.0
39 15 0.00 0.0
40 33 0.00 0.0
37 27 0.00 0.0
31 28 0.00 0.0
34 29 0.30 0.0
33 17 0.00 0.0
22 14 0.00 0.0
28 11 0.00 0.0
33 9 0.07 1.3
33 3 0.00 0.0
32 -6 0.00 0.0
12 -10 0.00 0.0
30 6 0.00 0.0
35 15 0.00 0.0
49 25 0.00 0.0
52 39 0.00 0.0
46 15 0.00 0.0
February 1988 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
17 2 0.00 0.0
18 -4 0.00 0.0
18 11 0.00 0.0
13 1 0.01 0.2
7 -10 0.00 0.0
17 -5 0.00 0.0
21 n/a 0.00 0.0
34 10 0.01 0.3
35 4 0.00 0.0
20 -1 0.17 7.1
1 -17 0.00 0.0
9 -19 0.02 0.7
25 n/a 0.00 0.0
29 21 0.00 0.0
23 0 0.00 0.0
41 13 0.00 0.0
43 22 0.00 0.0
46 28 0.00 0.0
42 28 0.00 0.0
37 15 0.00 0.0
42 15 0.00 0.0
47 38 0.00 0.0
39 20 0.00 0.0
30 19 0.00 0.0
39 9 0.00 0.0
60 29 0.00 0.0
48 28 0.00 0.0
46 41 0.00 0.0
51 32 0.00 0.0
March 1988 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
59 27 0.00 0.0
56 26 0.00 0.0
35 20 0.00 0.0
39 20 0.00 0.0
46 23 0.00 0.0
58 24 0.00 0.0
57 30 0.00 0.0
53 35 0.00 0.0
49 30 0.00 0.0
53 25 0.00 0.0
65 44 0.00 0.0
62 22 0.04 0.0
25 12 0.00 0.0
29 11 0.00 0.0
29 13 0.00 0.0
35 25 0.00 0.0
39 24 0.01 0.0
44 20 0.00 0.0
57 25 0.00 0.0
54 23 0.00 0.0
53 24 0.00 0.0
82 34 0.00 0.0
80 27 0.00 0.0
75 45 0.24 0.0
61 43 0.00 0.0
56 46 0.00 0.0
68 29 0.00 0.0
66 41 0.09 0.0
46 33 0.00 0.0
61 23 0.00 0.0
58 26 0.00 0.0
April 1988 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
54 36 0.00 0.0
60 42 0.77 0.0
55 37 0.02 0.0
80 36 0.00 0.0
79 51 0.00 0.0
62 41 0.24 0.0
80 35 0.00 0.0
80 46 0.00 0.0
79 38 0.00 0.0
54 33 0.01 0.0
61 33 0.00 0.0
69 35 0.00 0.0
71 38 0.00 0.0
71 33 0.03 0.0
56 26 0.00 0.0
67 32 0.00 0.0
67 45 0.00 0.0
56 25 0.00 0.0
60 25 0.00 0.0
61 38 0.04 0.0
61 34 0.00 0.0
47 35 0.15 0.0
49 33 0.06 0.0
67 28 0.00 0.0
69 39 0.00 0.0
66 36 0.40 0.0
54 34 0.00 0.0
66 35 0.00 0.0
72 38 0.00 0.0
77 42 0.00 0.0
May 1988 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
79 44 0.00 0.0
78 53 0.00 0.0
77 50 0.00 0.0
74 42 0.00 0.0
82 52 0.00 0.0
82 48 0.00 0.0
85 63 0.05 0.0
82 54 0.60 0.0
66 56 0.15 0.0
77 46 0.00 0.0
82 52 0.00 0.0
85 53 0.00 0.0
85 46 0.00 0.0
93 53 0.00 0.0
92 52 0.00 0.0
n/a 46 0.00 0.0
75 39 0.00 0.0
80 52 0.00 0.0
82 55 0.00 0.0
86 57 0.00 0.0
86 54 0.01 0.0
79 61 0.84 0.0
77 61 0.02 0.0
78 55 0.00 0.0
77 47 0.00 0.0
85 51 0.00 0.0
84 59 0.08 0.0
90 60 0.00 0.0
88 59 0.00 0.0
88 62 0.00 0.0
89 59 0.00 0.0
June 1988 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
89 62 0.00 0.0
86 62 0.11 0.0
83 62 0.00 0.0
80 54 0.00 0.0
83 51 0.00 0.0
87 53 0.00 0.0
90 55 0.00 0.0
90 65 0.88 0.0
87 48 0.00 0.0
78 50 0.00 0.0
83 50 0.00 0.0
88 58 0.00 0.0
92 59 0.00 0.0
92 63 0.00 0.0
90 60 0.06 0.0
85 56 0.00 0.0
83 58 1.04 0.0
89 60 0.00 0.0
96 68 0.00 0.0
97 67 0.00 0.0
100 75 0.00 0.0
98 73 0.00 0.0
93 61 0.00 0.0
99 68 0.00 0.0
98 74 0.00 0.0
89 57 0.00 0.0
82 54 0.00 0.0
98 54 0.00 0.0
97 62 0.00 0.0
78 59 0.00 0.0
July 1988 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
78 49 0.00 0.0
82 56 0.00 0.0
85 54 0.00 0.0
92 57 0.00 0.0
95 62 0.00 0.0
95 65 0.00 0.0
93 70 0.00 0.0
91 65 0.00 0.0
90 67 0.20 0.0
85 66 0.24 0.0
84 61 0.00 0.0
87 62 0.00 0.0
97 68 0.00 0.0
95 74 0.00 0.0
97 72 0.00 0.0
91 69 1.80 0.0
89 67 0.00 0.0
86 66 1.08 0.0
85 64 0.00 0.0
80 60 0.07 0.0
79 53 0.00 0.0
83 59 0.00 0.0
85 61 0.00 0.0
85 64 0.00 0.0
84 59 0.00 0.0
85 58 0.00 0.0
89 59 0.00 0.0
90 61 0.00 0.0
90 66 0.00 0.0
95 68 0.00 0.0
99 69 0.00 0.0
August 1988 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
98 67 0.00 0.0
95 73 0.00 0.0
96 72 0.00 0.0
95 71 0.00 0.0
85 62 0.00 0.0
90 55 0.00 0.0
97 61 0.00 0.0
97 72 0.20 0.0
87 67 0.02 0.0
91 62 0.00 0.0
96 69 0.00 0.0
96 69 0.00 0.0
91 71 0.00 0.0
101 65 0.00 0.0
101 68 0.00 0.0
101 74 0.00 0.0
102 71 0.00 0.0
101 70 0.00 0.0
81 67 0.00 0.0
85 63 0.00 0.0
89 63 0.00 0.0
88 66 5.59 0.0
83 58 0.00 0.0
83 58 0.00 0.0
83 58 0.00 0.0
79 51 0.00 0.0
75 59 0.26 0.0
73 46 0.00 0.0
76 45 0.00 0.0
83 49 0.00 0.0
83 53 0.00 0.0
September 1988 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
84 57 0.00 0.0
88 57 0.00 0.0
88 53 0.03 0.0
76 57 0.11 0.0
75 46 0.00 0.0
74 42 0.00 0.0
78 44 0.00 0.0
80 58 0.00 0.0
80 44 0.00 0.0
85 50 0.00 0.0
87 56 0.00 0.0
85 61 0.00 0.0
74 51 0.00 0.0
80 54 0.00 0.0
80 58 0.06 0.0
81 61 0.42 0.0
91 63 0.00 0.0
87 70 0.03 0.0
79 49 1.23 0.0
70 48 0.04 0.0
71 47 0.52 0.0
80 61 0.01 0.0
68 45 0.00 0.0
70 43 0.00 0.0
79 45 0.00 0.0
81 52 0.00 0.0
81 57 0.00 0.0
71 57 0.38 0.0
69 60 0.35 0.0
68 56 0.11 0.0
October 1988 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
68 55 0.00 0.0
68 45 0.00 0.0
61 38 0.00 0.0
58 31 0.00 0.0
54 29 0.00 0.0
57 34 0.00 0.0
60 33 0.00 0.0
60 36 0.00 0.0
68 38 0.00 0.0
69 48 0.00 0.0
n/a 36 0.00 0.0
57 32 0.00 0.0
68 34 0.00 0.0
72 46 0.00 0.0
77 53 0.00 0.0
76 49 0.00 0.0
62 50 0.12 0.0
59 31 0.00 0.0
58 30 0.00 0.0
50 40 0.05 0.0
55 41 0.10 0.0
58 28 0.00 0.0
58 41 0.00 0.0
56 28 0.00 0.0
54 27 0.00 0.0
57 24 0.00 0.0
58 44 0.00 0.0
48 23 0.00 0.0
41 25 0.00 0.0
47 19 0.00 0.0
66 26 0.00 0.0
November 1988 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
62 35 0.00 0.0
55 29 0.00 0.0
67 33 0.00 0.0
60 46 0.08 0.0
49 31 0.13 0.0
47 29 0.00 0.0
50 28 0.00 0.0
56 30 0.00 0.0
50 37 0.00 0.0
43 28 0.00 0.0
41 17 0.00 0.0
42 34 0.67 0.0
57 31 0.00 0.0
51 34 0.00 0.0
66 47 0.44 0.0
54 28 0.23 0.0
47 23 0.00 0.0
52 24 0.00 0.0
47 31 0.00 0.0
32 26 0.00 0.0
35 13 0.00 0.0
49 22 0.00 0.0
58 29 0.00 0.0
61 29 0.00 0.0
55 34 0.00 0.0
44 35 0.35 0.0
35 23 0.00 0.0
30 11 0.00 0.5
33 28 0.03 0.7
32 21 0.00 0.0
December 1988 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
35 12 n/a n/a
58 26 n/a n/a
45 34 n/a n/a
38 18 n/a n/a
52 26 n/a n/a
48 28 n/a n/a
38 24 n/a n/a
27 12 n/a n/a
38 11 n/a n/a
32 5 n/a n/a
15 -1 n/a n/a
32 11 0.00 0.0
46 26 n/a n/a
40 27 n/a n/a
27 3 n/a n/a
32 -3 0.00 0.0
28 14 n/a n/a
53 11 n/a n/a
54 27 n/a n/a
52 27 0.15 n/a
34 20 n/a n/a
48 27 0.00 n/a
48 29 n/a n/a
41 22 0.20 1.4
25 7 n/a n/a
32 17 0.29 0.0
32 11 0.13 0.0
16 6 n/a n/a
32 1 n/a n/a
35 15 n/a n/a
34 15 n/a n/a
Weather Station Details
Years Station Coordinates
1999–2024 Ames Municipal Airport location
1964–1998 Ames 8 WSW location
1893–1964 Ames 3 Sw location