Ames, Iowa 

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Weather in Ames, Iowa

The most pleasant months of the year for Ames are September, June and August. In Ames, there are 5 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. July is the hottest month for Ames with an average high temperature of 84.1°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Iowa. December is the snowiest month in Ames with 7.5 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year.


Today's Weather - Ames, IA

7 AM PST

Cloudy

64°F

7 DAY FORECASTDESCRIPTIONHIGH/LOWWIND
TodayCloudy75° / 63°SE 12 mph
MondayChance Showers And Thunderstorms then Showers And Thunderstorms78° / 57°SSW 8 mph
TuesdaySunny78° / 53°WNW 5 to 14 mph
WednesdaySunny77° / 53°WNW 6 to 13 mph
ThursdaySunny82° / 56°WSW 2 to 9 mph
FridayMostly Sunny then Slight Chance Showers And Thunderstorms75° / 52°N 2 to 6 mph
SaturdayMostly Sunny74° / 52°ENE 3 mph

Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 84 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 11
Rain: averages 36 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 30 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Ames area is 6.9 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Iowa.

6.9 / 10

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 7. 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.


Average Monthly High and Low (°F)
HighLow
January29° 11°
February34° 15°
March47° 26°
April62° 38°
May72° 49°
June81° 59°
July84° 63°
August82° 61°
September76° 51°
October63° 39°
November47° 27°
December32° 15°
Hot, Freezing, Rainy, Snowy Days: Ames
Hot
Days
Freezing
Days
Rainy
Days
Snowy
Days
January03075
February02664
March02382
April08111
May11130
June20120
July50100
August30100
September1090
October0790
November02181
December03074

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


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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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