January weather forecast
Ames, IA

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Weather in January

January ushers in the new year with the promising chill of winter in Ames, Iowa. The city experiences a slight increase in daylight hours from 9.5 to 10.6 hours as one transitions into February. A blanket of snow often covers Ames in January with the city witnessing snowfall of 4.06" on an average of 9.1 days. The charm of the snowfall is complemented by an average high temperature of just 26.6°F and a low of 13.5°F. Navigating the city can be slightly challenging due to reduced visibility of an average of 5 miles.

Temperature

Ames, Iowa, witnesses the coldest weather in January, with temperatures averaging a high of 26.6°F and a low of 13.5°F.

Humidity

The most humid month in Ames is January, with an average relative humidity of 84%.

Rainfall

The month with the least rainfall in Ames is January, when the rain falls for 4 days and typically collects 0.94" of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. January is the month with the most snowfall. Snow falls for 9.1 days and accumulates 4.06" of snow.

Daylight

In Ames, the average length of the day in January is 9h and 32min.
On the first day of January in Ames, sunrise is at 7:42 am and sunset at 4:53 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:28 am and sunset at 5:27 pm CST.

Sunshine

January has the least sunshine of the year in Ames, with an average of 3.9h of sunshine.

UV index

The month with the lowest UV index is January, with an average maximum UV index of 1. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health hazard from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: A maximum high daily UV index of 1 during January translates into the following directions:
While most people are not greatly affected by extended sun exposure, those with fair skin, babies, and children must always have protection. Direct exposure to the Sun during its peak hours around mid-day should be minimized for safety. Employ a hat with a wide brim for robust protection, cutting UV exposure by half. Be vigilant! The reflective nature of snow can increase the Sun's UV radiation nearly twofold.
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Frequently asked questions

What month is the coldest in Ames?

January, with its average high-temperature of 26.6°F and an average low-temperature of 13.5°F, holds the record as the coldest month in Ames.

How cold is January in Ames?

The high-temperature, in January, in Ames, is 26.6°F, while the low-temperature averages to 13.5°F.

What is the most humid month in Ames?

January is the most humid month in Ames, Iowa, with an average relative humidity of 84%.

What is the average humidity in January in Ames?

In Ames, the average relative humidity in January is 84%.

What is the driest month in Ames?

The month with the least rainfall in Ames is January, when the rain falls for 4 days and typically collects 0.94" of precipitation.

How much does it rain in Ames in January?

In Ames, Iowa, in January, it is raining for 4 days, with typically 0.94" of accumulated precipitation.

What is the snowiest month in Ames?

The month with the most snowfall in Ames, Iowa, is January, when snow falls for 9.1 days and typically aggregates up to 4.06" of snow.

How many days does it snow in January in Ames?

In Ames, during January, snow falls for 9.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 4.06" of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Ames have in January?

In Ames, Iowa, the average day length in January is 9h and 32min.

When are sunrise and sunset in January in Ames?

In January, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:42 am and sunset at 4:53 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:28 am and sunset at 5:27 pm CST.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Ames?

With an average of 3.9h of sunshine, January has the least sunshine of the year in Ames.

How many hours of sunshine does Ames have in January?

The average sunshine duration in January is 3.9h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Ames?

January is the month with the lowest UV index in Ames, Iowa, with an average maximum UV index of 1.

What is the UV index intensity in January in Ames?

In Ames, Iowa, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 1. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health threat from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in January
Ames, IA

Average temperature in January - Ames, IA
  • Average high temperature in January: 26.6°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (81.3°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (26.6°F).

  • Average low temperature in January: 13.5°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (64.6°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (13.5°F).

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Average pressure in January
Ames, IA

Average pressure in January - Ames, IA
  • Average pressure in January: 30.16"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.16"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.88"Hg).

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Average wind speed in January
Ames, IA

Average wind speed in January - Ames, IA
  • Average wind speed in January: 10.4mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (10.7mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (7.1mph).

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Average humidity in January
Ames, IA

Average humidity in January - Ames, IA
  • Average humidity in January: 84%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (84%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (70%).

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Average rainfall in January
Ames, IA

Average rainfall in January - Ames, IA
  • Average rainfall in January: 0.94"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (4.09").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (0.94").

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Average rainfall days in January
Ames, IA

Average rainfall days in January - Ames, IA
  • Average rainfall days in January: 4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (18 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (3.3 days).

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Average snowfall in January
Ames, IA

Average snowfall in January - Ames, IA
  • Average snowfall in January: 4.06"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (4.06").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in January
Ames, IA

Average snowfall days in January - Ames, IA
  • Average snowfall days in January: 9.1 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (9.1 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Ames, IA

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Ames, IA
  • Average daylight in January: 9h and 3min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 12min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 12min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 3h and 5min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 6min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3h and 54min).

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Average sunshine days in January
Ames, IA

Average sunshine days in January - Ames, IA
  • Average sunshine days in January: 18.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (19.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (10.4 days).

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Average UV index in January
Ames, IA

Average UV index in January - Ames, IA
  • Average UV index in January: 1

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 6).
The month with the lowest UV index is January (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in January
Ames, IA

Average cloud cover in January - Ames, IA
  • Average cloud cover in January: 57

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 57).
The month with the least cloud cover is September (Cloud cover 31).

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Average visibility in January
Ames, IA

Average visibility in January - Ames, IA
  • Average visibility in January: 5mi

The months with the highest visibility are February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, July and August (5mi).

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