Ames, Iowa 

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Climate in Ames, Iowa

Ames, Iowa gets 36 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 39 inches of rain per year.

Ames averages 28 inches of snow per year. The US average is 26 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 202 sunny days per year in Ames. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Summer High: the July high is around 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 11

Sperling's Comfort Index for Ames is a 33 out of 100
A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round 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.


YOU SHOULD KNOW

Ames gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 90 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.

CLIMATE

  CLIMATEAmes, IowaUnited States
  Rainfall (in.)35.839.2
  Snowfall (in.)27.825.8
  Precipitation Days90.0102.0
  Sunny Days202205
  Avg. July High84.086.1
  Avg. Jan. Low11.022.6
  Comfort Index (higher=better)3354
  UV Index3.84.3
  Elevation ft.9482443
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    Reviews for Ames    12 Reviews
    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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