Ames Weather in 1997

Historical record of Ames, Iowa weather for the year 1997 based on NOAA data.
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1997 Ames Weather Extremes
Highest temperature 95 °F October 3
Lowest temperature -14 °F January 28
Highest daily low 74 °F July 25
Lowest daily high 0 °F January 11
Most daily precipitation 2.4 inches July 24
Most daily snow 10.2 inches February 4
Total annual precipitation 26.3 inches -
Total annual snow 49.0 inches -
Highest Temperatures in Ames in 1997
Rank Temperature Date
1 95 °F Oct 3
2 94 °F Jul 25
3 93 °F Jul 26
4 92 °F Jul 19
4 92 °F Jul 16
6 91 °F Oct 6
6 91 °F Oct 4
6 91 °F Jul 27
6 91 °F Jul 20
6 91 °F Jul 18
6 91 °F Jul 17
Lowest Temperatures in Ames in 1997
Rank Temperature Date
1 -14 °F January 28
2 -12 °F January 17
3 -10 °F January 11
4 -8 °F January 26
4 -8 °F January 25
4 -8 °F January 10
7 -7 °F January 16
8 -6 °F February 13
8 -6 °F January 18
10 -5 °F February 15
January 1997 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
35 24 0.00 0.0
44 35 0.00 0.0
44 33 0.00 0.0
42 33 0.17 0.0
33 14 0.00 0.4
21 5 0.00 0.0
27 n/a 0.00 0.0
37 15 0.00 0.0
32 14 0.01 0.5
14 -8 0.00 0.4
0 -10 0.00 0.0
1 -2 0.00 0.0
11 -3 0.00 0.0
15 -2 0.01 0.2
21 13 0.08 2.9
15 -7 0.00 0.0
7 -12 0.00 0.0
17 -6 0.00 0.0
39 16 0.00 0.0
42 28 0.00 0.0
43 32 0.00 0.0
44 14 0.00 0.0
23 6 0.00 0.0
23 6 0.21 2.1
7 -8 0.00 0.0
2 -8 0.07 2.0
6 -2 0.00 0.0
8 -14 0.00 0.0
21 3 0.00 0.0
31 2 0.00 0.0
44 25 0.00 0.0
February 1997 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
39 31 0.00 0.0
36 26 0.00 0.0
32 27 0.00 0.0
32 23 0.67 10.2
25 21 0.00 0.0
24 18 0.00 0.0
22 16 0.00 0.0
24 18 0.00 0.0
23 13 0.00 0.0
25 19 0.00 0.0
21 15 0.01 0.2
24 0 0.00 0.0
19 -6 0.00 0.0
26 11 0.00 0.0
20 -5 0.11 2.0
25 14 0.12 1.2
41 15 0.00 0.0
50 36 0.00 0.0
46 26 0.00 0.0
44 31 0.05 0.0
43 28 0.00 0.0
33 17 0.00 0.0
33 11 0.00 0.0
27 11 0.00 0.0
38 18 0.00 0.0
36 31 0.11 0.0
31 22 0.04 1.8
39 25 0.00 0.0
March 1997 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
42 29 0.00 0.0
42 21 0.00 0.0
42 29 0.00 0.0
37 24 0.00 0.0
n/a 12 0.00 0.0
31 13 0.00 0.0
56 18 0.00 0.0
54 22 0.00 0.0
53 35 0.34 0.0
58 29 0.00 0.0
56 30 0.00 0.0
45 29 0.00 0.0
43 31 1.03 0.0
34 18 0.13 0.6
24 9 0.00 0.0
48 18 0.00 0.0
52 33 0.00 0.0
49 29 0.02 0.0
50 29 0.00 0.0
59 33 0.00 0.0
60 38 0.00 0.0
51 31 0.00 0.0
49 28 0.00 0.0
43 33 0.36 0.0
43 33 0.00 0.0
70 27 0.00 0.0
73 38 0.00 0.0
69 41 0.02 0.0
52 37 0.00 0.0
56 32 0.02 0.0
62 24 0.00 0.0
April 1997 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
69 34 0.00 0.0
64 43 0.12 0.0
61 40 0.01 0.0
59 44 0.09 0.0
60 50 0.83 0.0
54 25 0.20 0.0
39 20 0.00 0.0
39 15 0.02 0.0
36 14 0.00 0.0
36 29 0.10 1.0
32 29 0.08 1.5
38 28 0.08 3.8
46 24 0.00 0.0
55 24 0.00 0.0
61 37 0.00 0.0
n/a 24 0.00 0.0
56 25 0.00 0.0
71 32 0.00 0.0
69 35 0.00 0.0
67 35 0.11 0.0
63 38 0.10 0.0
52 46 0.16 0.0
58 42 0.00 0.0
57 32 0.00 0.0
63 35 0.00 0.0
64 41 0.00 0.0
66 46 0.00 0.0
72 41 0.00 0.0
73 48 0.00 0.0
73 33 1.47 0.0
May 1997 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
58 32 0.05 0.0
56 45 0.58 0.0
57 42 0.01 0.0
70 38 0.00 0.0
73 38 0.00 0.0
71 38 0.00 0.0
67 52 0.22 0.0
64 47 0.08 0.0
64 38 0.00 0.0
74 38 0.00 0.0
74 58 0.00 0.0
61 37 0.00 0.0
57 30 0.00 0.0
58 43 0.00 0.0
58 35 0.00 0.0
82 35 0.00 0.0
82 51 0.00 0.0
88 58 0.00 0.0
83 44 0.00 0.0
64 37 0.00 0.0
68 40 0.00 0.0
71 43 0.00 0.0
77 48 0.00 0.0
76 57 0.06 0.0
n/a 53 0.00 0.0
63 42 1.13 0.0
55 47 0.14 0.0
56 47 0.12 0.0
60 48 0.02 0.0
70 45 0.00 0.0
79 51 0.00 0.0
June 1997 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
80 53 0.00 0.0
81 51 0.00 0.0
80 56 0.00 0.0
78 58 0.00 0.0
83 57 0.02 0.0
77 53 0.00 0.0
79 55 0.00 0.0
78 54 0.00 0.0
78 50 0.00 0.0
79 55 0.00 0.0
79 55 0.00 0.0
78 62 0.57 0.0
83 60 0.00 0.0
80 58 0.00 0.0
86 66 0.00 0.0
84 60 0.00 0.0
83 53 0.00 0.0
84 61 0.57 0.0
89 63 0.11 0.0
88 67 0.00 0.0
88 65 1.72 0.0
87 67 0.00 0.0
88 71 0.00 0.0
88 72 0.07 0.0
82 66 0.33 0.0
81 59 0.00 0.0
84 59 0.00 0.0
87 68 0.00 0.0
87 64 0.00 0.0
84 65 0.26 0.0
July 1997 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
87 69 0.00 0.0
85 59 0.00 0.0
72 53 0.00 0.0
70 53 0.00 0.0
75 47 0.00 0.0
75 57 0.00 0.0
79 48 0.00 0.0
84 67 0.03 0.0
82 55 0.00 0.0
77 57 0.00 0.0
87 63 0.00 0.0
89 70 0.19 0.0
88 70 0.10 0.0
89 66 0.00 0.0
90 61 0.00 0.0
92 67 0.00 0.0
91 72 0.00 0.0
91 67 0.00 0.0
92 71 0.00 0.0
91 71 0.00 0.0
n/a 67 0.30 0.0
82 68 0.00 0.0
78 66 0.74 0.0
84 71 2.44 0.0
94 74 0.00 0.0
93 71 0.00 0.0
91 72 0.15 0.0
81 69 0.00 0.0
79 59 0.00 0.0
76 57 0.00 0.0
78 56 0.00 0.0
August 1997 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
81 59 0.00 0.0
87 65 0.00 0.0
90 67 0.03 0.0
86 65 0.02 0.0
82 53 0.00 0.0
78 52 0.00 0.0
80 57 0.00 0.0
80 54 0.00 0.0
80 54 0.00 0.0
78 62 0.03 0.0
63 56 0.53 0.0
69 63 0.32 0.0
73 57 0.02 0.0
75 57 0.00 0.0
84 59 0.26 0.0
86 65 0.00 0.0
83 64 0.00 0.0
67 58 0.00 0.0
68 61 0.13 0.0
74 62 0.01 0.0
76 53 0.00 0.0
76 53 0.00 0.0
84 55 0.00 0.0
86 65 0.00 0.0
85 62 0.05 0.0
83 68 0.00 0.0
83 65 0.11 0.0
86 60 0.00 0.0
86 68 0.00 0.0
86 71 0.03 0.0
86 65 0.00 0.0
September 1997 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
88 64 0.00 0.0
87 67 0.15 0.0
71 48 0.00 0.0
70 47 0.00 0.0
82 48 0.00 0.0
89 61 0.00 0.0
88 64 0.78 0.0
75 62 0.00 0.0
75 57 0.00 0.0
72 49 0.00 0.0
74 47 0.00 0.0
78 48 0.00 0.0
76 60 0.13 0.0
79 60 0.00 0.0
81 58 0.00 0.0
83 64 0.01 0.0
83 54 0.00 0.0
88 57 0.00 0.0
86 68 0.00 0.0
68 45 0.00 0.0
66 40 0.00 0.0
64 51 0.28 0.0
67 53 0.86 0.0
71 42 0.00 0.0
82 47 0.00 0.0
81 52 0.00 0.0
78 58 0.00 0.0
75 50 0.00 0.0
79 53 0.00 0.0
78 49 0.00 0.0
October 1997 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
77 45 0.00 0.0
90 54 0.00 0.0
95 64 0.00 0.0
91 49 0.00 0.0
87 57 0.00 0.0
91 63 0.00 0.0
87 65 0.00 0.0
78 67 0.37 0.0
68 46 0.30 0.0
71 43 0.00 0.0
81 60 0.00 0.0
n/a 62 1.17 0.0
64 42 0.55 0.0
55 32 0.00 0.0
58 37 0.01 0.0
61 41 0.00 0.0
61 34 0.00 0.0
64 38 0.00 0.0
60 43 0.00 0.0
53 29 0.00 0.0
48 29 0.00 0.0
43 25 0.00 0.0
56 37 0.00 0.0
54 44 0.29 0.0
45 38 0.23 0.0
40 29 0.67 5.4
33 15 0.00 0.0
46 22 0.00 0.0
52 32 0.00 0.0
57 38 0.00 0.0
57 37 0.00 0.0
November 1997 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
56 40 0.02 0.0
46 30 0.13 0.1
31 28 0.00 0.0
33 27 0.00 0.0
37 32 0.03 0.0
41 35 0.03 0.0
43 37 0.04 0.0
46 33 0.00 0.0
42 35 0.11 0.0
36 25 0.00 0.0
32 16 0.00 0.0
30 13 0.03 0.5
32 27 0.00 0.0
31 27 0.05 1.1
29 15 0.00 1.0
25 11 0.00 0.0
42 15 0.00 0.0
35 21 0.00 0.0
40 17 0.00 0.0
48 30 0.00 0.0
32 22 0.00 0.0
32 26 0.00 0.0
37 18 0.00 0.0
41 16 0.00 0.0
60 25 0.00 0.0
49 32 0.00 0.0
55 28 0.00 0.0
49 32 0.00 0.0
42 35 0.74 0.0
38 28 0.32 0.0
December 1997 Ames Weather
Day High (°F) Low (°F) Precip. (inches) Snow (inches)
35 33 0.00 0.0
38 33 0.00 0.0
37 26 0.22 1.8
28 22 0.00 1.5
23 13 0.00 0.0
27 20 0.00 0.0
27 22 0.00 0.0
29 22 0.13 2.6
29 25 0.03 1.0
30 25 0.00 1.0
30 24 0.00 0.0
25 15 0.00 0.0
34 17 0.00 0.0
35 18 0.00 0.0
42 26 0.00 0.0
40 28 0.00 0.0
40 20 0.00 0.0
48 29 0.00 0.0
41 31 0.00 0.0
35 21 0.00 0.0
30 18 0.00 0.0
31 28 0.05 0.6
31 26 0.00 0.4
29 26 0.00 0.0
30 23 0.00 0.0
36 23 0.00 0.0
33 13 0.00 0.0
32 26 0.00 0.0
27 20 0.00 0.0
35 24 0.06 1.2
24 5 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