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  CLIMATE OVERVIEW
  

Ames, Iowa, gets 36 inches of rain per year. The US average is 39. Snowfall is 29 inches. The average US city gets 26 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 64.

On average, there are 202 sunny days per year in Ames, Iowa. The July high is around 84 degrees. The January low is 11. Sperling's comfort index for Ames is a 33 out of 100, where a higher score indicates a more comfortable year-around climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


  CLIMATEAmes, IowaUnited States
  Rainfall (in.)  36.427639.2
  Snowfall (in.)  28.542325.8
  Precipitation Days  64.375102
  Sunny Days  202205
  Avg. July High  84.05386.1
  Avg. Jan. Low  10.815522.6
  Comfort Index (higher=better)  3354
  UV Index  3.84.3
  Elevation ft.  9361,443

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From California to Iowa - 9/30/2012
Hello, I am in San Jose Ca, but am seriously thinking of moving somewhere much slower for a better quality of living. I've just turned 59, so I'm kinda preparing for... (Read More)

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Good and Bad - 2/5/2012
Like every other city Ames has both good and bad points. The good points are: low cost of living, very friendly people, lots of outdoor activities and quite a few events... (Read More)

Cost of Living in Ames, Iowa - 12/18/2010
Ames enjoys a high quality of life at a very affordable cost, substantially lower than many other communities. The presence of Iowa State University, a large (28,000... (Read More)


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