Weather forecast and temperature for today
Ames, IA

Weather forecast and temperature for today - Sunday, Jan 29.

Partly Cloudy
7:30 am

5:25 pm
CST
Partly Cloudy
7°F / -4°F
  • Wind: 12mph NNW
  • Humidity: 68%
  • Precip. probability: 2%
  • Precipitation: 0"
  • UV index: 2
Today, in Ames, moderately clouded weather is anticipated.
The maximum temperature will be a frigid 6.8°F (-14°C), while the minimum temperature will be an arctic cold -4°F (-20°C).
The maximum temperature will be significantly lower than January's average highest temperature of 26.6°F (-3°C).
Sunrise was at 7:30 am and sunset will be at 5:25 pm; the daylight will last for 9h and 55min.

Current condition and temperature - Ames, IA

Sunny
1:30 pm CST
Sunny
  • 5°F
  • Feels like: -11°F
  • Wind: 11mph NNW
  • Humidity: 67%
  • Dewpoint: -4°F
  • Pressure: 30.5"Hg
  • Precipitation: 0"
  • Visibility: 10mi
  • UV index: 2
Currently, the weather is sunny, and the sky is cloudless.
The temperature is an extreme-cold 5°F (-15°C), while the apparent temperature, due to the wind, is calculated to be a life-threatening -11.2°F (-24°C). The current temperature is nearly at the maximum 6.8°F (-14°C) for today.

FAQ

What is the current temperature in Ames?

Currently (1:30 pm) it is 5°F (-15°C) in Ames. Feels-like temperature is -11.2°F (-24°C).

What is the weather forecast for Ames for today?

Today, in Ames, partly cloudy weather is anticipated.

What will be the highest temperature today in Ames?

Today, the highest temperature in Ames will be 6.8°F (-14°C), while the lowest temperature will be -4°F (-20°C).
Today, the highest temperature will be notably lower than the average maximum of 26.6°F (-3°C) in January. The lowest temperature today will be also significantly lower than the average low of 13.5°F (-10.3°C).

When is the sunrise / sunset today in Ames?

On Sunday, in Ames, sunrise was at 7:30 am and sunset will be at 5:25 pm (CST).

How many hours of daylight will Ames have today?

Today, the daylight will last for 9h and 55min.

Hourly weather forecast and temperature - Ames, IA

2 pm
  • 5°F
  • Feels like:
    -11°F
Mostly Sunny
Mostly Sunny
  • Wind: 11mph NNW
  • Pressure: 30.47"Hg
  • Humidity: 68%
  • Precip. probability: 2%
  • Precipitation: 0"
  • Visibility: 10mi
3 pm
  • 5°F
  • Feels like:
    -9°F
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: 11mph NNW
  • Pressure: 30.47"Hg
  • Humidity: 68%
  • Precip. probability: 2%
  • Precipitation: 0"
  • Visibility: 10mi
4 pm
  • 5°F
  • Feels like:
    -9°F
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: 11mph NNW
  • Pressure: 30.47"Hg
  • Humidity: 69%
  • Precip. probability: 2%
  • Precipitation: 0"
  • Visibility: 10mi
5 pm
  • 5°F
  • Feels like:
    -11°F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
  • Wind: 11mph NNW
  • Pressure: 30.5"Hg
  • Humidity: 74%
  • Precip. probability: 2%
  • Precipitation: 0"
  • Visibility: 9mi
Sunset: 5:25 pm
6 pm
  • 5°F
  • Feels like:
    -11°F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
  • Wind: 12mph NNW
  • Pressure: 30.5"Hg
  • Humidity: 75%
  • Precip. probability: 2%
  • Precipitation: 0"
  • Visibility: 9mi
7 pm
  • 3°F
  • Feels like:
    -11°F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
  • Wind: 11mph NNW
  • Pressure: 30.53"Hg
  • Humidity: 76%
  • Precip. probability: 2%
  • Precipitation: 0"
  • Visibility: 9mi
8 pm
  • 3°F
  • Feels like:
    -13°F
Cloudy
Cloudy
  • Wind: 11mph NNW
  • Pressure: 30.53"Hg
  • Humidity: 76%
  • Precip. probability: 2%
  • Precipitation: 0"
  • Visibility: 9mi
9 pm
  • 3°F
  • Feels like:
    -11°F
Cloudy
Cloudy
  • Wind: 10mph NNW
  • Pressure: 30.53"Hg
  • Humidity: 75%
  • Precip. probability: 5%
  • Precipitation: 0"
  • Visibility: 9mi
10 pm
  • 3°F
  • Feels like:
    -11°F
Cloudy
Cloudy
  • Wind: 9mph NNW
  • Pressure: 30.56"Hg
  • Humidity: 75%
  • Precip. probability: 5%
  • Precipitation: 0"
  • Visibility: 9mi
11 pm
  • 3°F
  • Feels like:
    -11°F
Cloudy
Cloudy
  • Wind: 9mph NNW
  • Pressure: 30.56"Hg
  • Humidity: 75%
  • Precip. probability: 5%
  • Precipitation: 0"
  • Visibility: 9mi
For the rest of Sunday, a combination of cloudy and occasionally sunny weather is anticipated.
The temperature will be between a minimum of 3.2°F (-16°C) and a maximum of 5°F (-15°C). The feels-like temperature will be between a minimum of -13°F (-25°C) and a maximum of -9.4°F (-23°C).
The maximum temperature today will be noticeably lower than the average highest temperature of 26.6°F (-3°C) in January. The lowest temperature will be also noticeably lower than January's average minimum of 13.5°F (-10.3°C).
The coldest month in Ames is January, with an average high-temperature of 26.6°F (-3°C) and an average low-temperature of 13.5°F (-10.3°C).

Ames, Iowa, USA

Ames is located in the heart of the US state of Iowa in moderate proximity to Iowa's capital and most populated city, Des Moines. The city is moderately small with a moderate population but has since been ranked as one of the top best places to live in.
Ames was established in 1864 and was originally a stop along the Railroad between Cedar Rapids and Missouri. One of the influential people in the building of the railroad was Oakes Ames, the Massachusetts Congressman then, and is the person after whom the city of Ames has been named.
Ames is today a vibrant educational hub in its region as it is home to the renowned Iowa State University. Colleges affiliated to the Iowa State University include Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture, Engineering, and Design.
Ames is also home to the Ames Laboratory, the United States Department of Energy, and the United States Department of Agriculture. Today, Ames serves as the headquarters of the Iowa Department of Transportation.
Essential landmarks in Ames include the Iowa State University, the Beardshear Hall along Morrill Road, and the iconic Marston Water Tower next to the Hoover Hall in Iowa State University.
Visitors like to relax and unwind in the Reiman Gardens, a vast public space that is owned by the Iowa State University. Beautiful, natural, and scenic surroundings are featured in the gardens, and visitors are treated to events, tours, programs, and family-themed fun activities around the year.

When to visit Ames

The city of Ames experiences a humid continental climate, which is classified as Dfa in the Köppen climatic classification. The weather is primarily characterized by warm and pleasant summers, cold and moderately snowy winters, and short, varied autumns and springs. Extremely hot days are rare in Ames, as the temperature on the hottest days rarely goes above 89.6°F (32°C). Extremely cold days, too, are very rare, as the winter temperature barely drops lower than 5°F (-15°C).
Winter begins in mid- November and extends through mid-March. The season is marked with cold days that are moderately dry. Snowfall is not rare, although it is light and does not accumulate on the ground for more than a few days.
During summer, from May to September, the weather lifts to warm and moderately dry days. The temperature sticks to the highs of 78.1°F (25.6°C) and lows of 59.5°F (15.3°C), an excellent time to be outdoors up to late in the night.
Ames is a year-round travel destination as it experiences both weather extremes; hence attractive to both heat and cold lovers. However, most of the visitors arrive during the warmer months, between May and September. This period has excellent weather for most outdoor activities as the days remain warm, pleasant, and moderately dry. It is also during this period that Ames holds several events and celebrations across the city, hence crowds are high, and the party mood is escalated.
In October, Ames has numerous activities and events that are related to and aimed at boosting the art and craft industry, including art and craft displays, cinema shows, and music and theatre concerts across many venues in the city. Iowa State University also holds several activities during the year, including games, music and dance performances, and open days at certain seasons.
  • en: Ames, Iowa, USA
  • es: Ames, Iowa, EE.UU.
  • sr: Ejms, Ajova, SAD
  • zh: 艾姆斯, 爱荷华州, 美国
  • Latitude: 42.030781°
  • Longitude: -93.631913°
  • Elevation: 899 ft
  • Current time: 1:30pm CST
  • Sunrise: 7:30 am CST
  • Sunset: 5:25 pm CST
  • Timezone: America/Chicago
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Useful resources

  • Ames
  • Ames @ Wikipedia
  • Reiman Gardens - a 14-acre park featuring seasonal flowerbeds, a butterfly exhibit, sculptures, tours, lectures, and more.
  • Octagon Center For the Arts - an arts organization in Ames, Iowa
  • Brunnier Art Museum - gallery of decorative art, including carpets and furniture, in an auditorium at Iowa State University.
  • Brookside Park - recreational green space featuring volleyball and tennis courts, ball fields, and a wading pool.
  • Old Town Historic District - the historic district made up of the late-1800s/early-1900s homes in Victorian and Colonial Revival style.
  • Farm House Museum - built in 1860, this farmhouse-turned-museum was the first building at Iowa State University.

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