Ames Weather in 1996

Historical record of Ames, Iowa weather for the year 1996 based on NOAA data.
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1996 Ames Weather Extremes
Highest temperature 93 °F June 30
Lowest temperature -28 °F February 2
Highest daily low 76 °F July 18
Lowest daily high -10 °F February 3
Most daily precipitation 2.9 inches July 17
Most daily snow 12.0 inches January 26
Total annual precipitation 36.8 inches -
Total annual snow 41.0 inches -
Highest Temperatures in Ames in 1996
Rank Temperature Date
1 93 °F Jun 30
1 93 °F Jun 29
3 92 °F Jun 28
4 90 °F Jul 19
4 90 °F Jul 18
4 90 °F May 19
7 89 °F Jun 15
7 89 °F Jun 14
7 89 °F May 18
7 89 °F May 17
Lowest Temperatures in Ames in 1996
Rank Temperature Date
1 -28 °F February 2
2 -26 °F February 3
3 -24 °F January 31
4 -22 °F February 4
5 -17 °F February 1
6 -12 °F January 7
7 -10 °F January 6
8 -9 °F December 27
8 -9 °F January 30
8 -9 °F January 19
January 1996 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
33 31 0.00 0.0
31 19 0.00 0.5
31 2 0.00 0.0
20 15 0.06 1.5
15 -2 0.00 0.0
15 -10 0.00 0.0
11 -12 0.00 0.0
25 -4 0.00 0.0
34 22 0.00 0.0
34 30 0.00 0.0
34 29 0.02 0.4
48 19 0.00 0.0
58 29 0.00 0.0
43 20 0.00 0.0
24 6 0.00 0.0
43 24 0.00 0.0
44 25 0.05 0.0
52 -6 0.59 1.0
2 -9 0.05 2.0
13 -1 0.00 0.0
33 6 0.00 0.0
33 12 0.00 0.0
12 6 0.04 0.5
13 1 0.08 2.5
21 1 0.00 0.0
15 6 0.15 12.0
10 -5 0.14 1.1
29 -1 0.00 0.0
28 -8 0.00 0.0
2 -9 0.00 0.0
-1 -24 0.00 0.0
February 1996 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
-3 -17 0.00 0.0
-6 -28 0.00 0.0
-10 -26 0.00 0.0
6 -22 0.00 0.0
18 -2 0.00 0.0
35 -2 0.00 0.0
39 31 0.00 0.0
45 35 0.00 0.0
49 29 0.00 0.0
46 36 0.00 0.0
37 26 0.00 0.0
30 22 0.00 0.0
45 22 0.00 0.0
40 30 0.00 0.0
31 13 0.17 5.8
23 -3 0.00 0.0
29 20 0.00 0.0
24 10 0.00 0.0
48 14 0.00 0.0
47 36 0.00 0.0
40 28 0.00 n/a
36 26 0.00 0.0
47 36 0.00 0.0
58 28 0.00 0.0
55 34 0.00 0.0
52 30 0.00 0.0
34 17 0.00 0.0
20 4 0.00 0.0
25 0 0.00 0.0
March 1996 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
32 15 0.00 0.0
30 13 0.00 0.0
24 0 0.00 0.0
40 13 0.00 0.0
39 21 0.00 0.0
32 12 0.01 1.0
12 -8 0.00 0.0
21 -6 0.00 0.0
34 4 0.00 0.0
47 16 0.00 0.0
55 29 0.00 0.0
61 30 0.00 0.0
70 31 0.00 0.0
68 34 0.00 0.0
50 24 0.00 0.0
55 26 0.00 0.0
53 27 0.12 0.0
45 23 0.00 0.0
35 20 0.00 0.0
41 24 0.00 0.0
41 15 0.00 0.0
46 17 0.00 0.0
46 28 0.00 0.0
68 37 0.05 0.0
57 10 0.94 2.2
24 7 0.00 0.0
43 19 0.00 0.0
48 29 0.00 0.0
53 30 0.00 0.0
53 33 0.25 0.0
39 24 0.06 0.0
April 1996 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
52 26 0.00 0.0
73 35 0.00 0.0
73 47 0.00 0.0
47 28 0.00 0.0
37 25 0.00 0.0
46 22 0.00 0.0
44 24 0.00 0.0
47 28 0.00 0.0
53 25 0.00 0.0
71 28 0.00 0.0
84 42 0.00 0.0
83 39 0.00 0.0
49 28 0.02 0.0
49 31 0.13 0.2
51 30 0.00 0.0
56 28 0.00 0.0
82 40 0.00 0.0
77 53 0.00 0.0
69 42 0.00 0.0
68 37 0.24 0.0
68 35 0.00 0.0
66 38 0.00 0.0
64 27 0.00 0.0
69 42 0.00 0.0
70 53 0.00 0.0
59 33 0.00 0.0
65 33 0.00 0.0
65 41 0.18 0.0
49 38 0.72 0.0
61 32 0.00 0.0
May 1996 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
63 35 0.00 0.0
62 36 0.12 0.0
55 40 0.70 0.0
59 44 0.16 0.0
61 47 0.01 0.0
61 31 0.00 0.0
58 44 0.17 0.0
74 51 0.02 0.0
74 57 0.97 0.0
62 49 0.79 0.0
53 43 0.02 0.0
53 35 0.00 0.0
57 35 0.00 0.0
56 40 0.23 0.0
67 51 0.05 0.0
76 62 0.65 0.0
89 65 0.00 0.0
89 60 0.00 0.0
90 70 0.00 0.0
85 58 0.10 0.0
77 50 0.00 0.0
77 55 0.00 0.0
75 57 0.46 0.0
66 47 1.32 0.0
56 49 0.42 0.0
55 46 0.54 0.0
53 47 0.42 0.0
52 48 0.37 0.0
69 51 0.00 0.0
69 48 0.00 0.0
68 49 0.12 0.0
June 1996 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
64 59 0.48 0.0
73 54 0.02 0.0
69 50 0.00 0.0
70 42 0.00 0.0
76 49 0.02 0.0
73 58 0.12 0.0
63 53 0.00 0.0
72 52 0.01 0.0
74 53 0.00 0.0
75 61 0.02 0.0
78 62 0.26 0.0
88 60 0.00 0.0
88 62 0.00 0.0
89 62 0.00 0.0
89 65 0.00 0.0
88 68 1.27 0.0
n/a 67 1.20 0.0
69 61 0.01 0.0
81 61 0.00 0.0
81 67 0.85 0.0
86 67 0.47 0.0
85 62 0.02 0.0
79 61 0.25 0.0
79 61 0.20 0.0
82 60 0.00 0.0
86 64 0.00 0.0
88 64 0.00 0.0
92 70 0.00 0.0
93 76 0.00 0.0
93 71 0.00 0.0
July 1996 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
88 66 0.00 0.0
87 69 0.00 0.0
81 60 0.00 0.0
80 62 0.00 0.0
83 60 0.00 0.0
86 64 0.00 0.0
84 65 0.00 0.0
84 62 0.00 0.0
74 55 0.00 0.0
77 54 0.00 0.0
80 51 0.00 0.0
81 66 0.13 0.0
81 58 0.00 0.0
79 60 0.00 0.0
83 61 0.00 0.0
83 58 0.00 0.0
87 67 2.88 0.0
90 76 0.00 0.0
90 70 0.00 0.0
83 62 0.04 0.0
78 64 0.00 0.0
82 64 0.02 0.0
80 58 0.00 0.0
80 58 0.00 0.0
76 55 0.00 0.0
78 59 0.00 0.0
78 63 0.10 0.0
76 61 0.94 0.0
77 63 0.00 0.0
77 55 0.00 0.0
76 56 0.00 0.0
August 1996 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
77 56 0.00 0.0
80 59 0.00 0.0
80 58 0.00 0.0
78 68 0.32 0.0
82 68 1.15 0.0
88 71 0.00 0.0
88 65 0.11 0.0
88 61 0.00 0.0
82 62 0.00 0.0
81 62 0.00 0.0
81 61 0.30 0.0
78 58 0.00 0.0
81 59 0.00 0.0
81 65 0.00 0.0
79 55 0.00 0.0
74 56 0.00 0.0
76 58 0.00 0.0
74 61 0.00 0.0
78 65 1.61 0.0
80 64 0.00 0.0
85 63 0.00 0.0
84 72 0.08 0.0
76 56 0.00 0.0
78 56 0.00 0.0
82 55 0.00 0.0
81 60 1.33 0.0
75 61 0.00 0.0
79 59 0.00 0.0
80 59 0.00 0.0
79 57 0.00 0.0
77 56 0.00 0.0
September 1996 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
81 59 0.00 0.0
81 63 0.00 0.0
81 60 0.00 0.0
84 63 0.00 0.0
84 62 0.00 0.0
82 59 0.00 0.0
81 60 0.00 0.0
79 65 0.56 0.0
77 53 0.00 0.0
77 52 0.00 0.0
79 59 0.00 0.0
68 44 0.00 0.0
62 40 0.00 0.0
63 37 0.00 0.0
68 42 0.00 0.0
69 45 0.00 0.0
69 44 0.00 0.0
68 43 0.00 0.0
68 46 0.00 0.0
70 51 0.41 0.0
68 49 0.00 0.0
70 46 0.00 0.0
65 53 0.51 0.0
66 43 0.00 0.0
65 50 0.00 0.0
56 50 1.63 0.0
55 41 0.07 0.0
67 46 0.00 0.0
66 45 0.00 0.0
80 50 0.00 0.0
October 1996 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
76 53 0.00 0.0
74 48 0.00 0.0
55 31 0.00 0.0
63 36 0.00 0.0
74 44 0.00 0.0
74 51 0.00 0.0
68 46 0.00 0.0
61 33 0.00 0.0
61 43 0.02 0.0
57 34 0.00 0.0
66 33 0.00 0.0
74 47 0.00 0.0
80 52 0.00 0.0
80 54 0.00 0.0
76 55 0.00 0.0
74 50 0.00 0.0
69 44 0.01 0.0
53 36 0.00 0.0
65 29 0.00 0.0
71 49 0.00 0.0
68 42 0.00 0.0
53 35 0.47 0.0
54 37 1.42 0.0
57 32 0.00 0.0
63 43 0.00 0.0
73 53 0.00 0.0
72 42 0.00 0.0
57 29 0.00 0.0
63 49 0.89 0.0
58 26 0.00 0.0
30 23 0.00 0.0
November 1996 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
33 19 0.00 0.0
37 16 0.00 0.0
59 22 0.00 0.0
52 40 0.99 0.0
47 41 0.07 0.0
50 42 0.10 0.0
51 30 0.00 0.0
43 32 0.00 0.0
37 27 0.00 0.0
31 19 0.00 0.0
27 18 0.00 0.0
24 11 0.00 0.0
24 22 0.00 0.0
29 13 0.00 0.0
44 27 0.68 0.0
55 43 1.00 0.0
54 23 0.44 0.0
29 20 0.00 0.0
29 24 0.00 0.5
30 25 0.05 0.0
31 28 0.01 0.0
34 26 0.00 0.0
35 32 0.07 0.0
32 15 0.07 0.0
18 5 0.00 0.0
20 0 0.00 0.0
23 12 0.02 1.8
41 6 0.00 0.0
37 32 0.42 0.0
36 28 0.13 0.0
December 1996 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
29 22 0.00 0.0
29 21 0.00 0.0
27 9 0.06 1.3
32 17 0.00 0.0
33 25 0.21 3.7
34 n/a 0.00 0.0
34 20 0.00 0.0
32 19 0.00 0.0
31 16 0.00 0.0
35 23 0.00 0.0
35 31 0.00 0.0
34 31 0.00 0.0
36 29 0.20 0.0
38 n/a 0.25 0.0
38 n/a 0.00 0.0
33 21 0.00 0.0
33 10 0.00 0.0
12 1 0.00 0.0
5 -2 0.00 0.0
21 -8 0.00 0.0
37 18 0.00 0.0
33 16 0.00 0.0
18 9 0.00 0.0
9 -4 0.00 0.0
0 -7 0.07 0.5
1 -6 0.07 2.5
28 -9 0.00 n/a
30 18 0.00 0.0
21 0 0.00 0.0
27 -1 0.00 0.0
26 14 0.00 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