October weather forecast and climate
Ames, IA

October, like September, is another mild autumn month in Ames, Iowa, with average temperature fluctuating between 44.2°F (6.8°C) and 59.9°F (15.5°C).

Temperature

In October, the average high-temperature declines considerably, from a moderately hot 74.8°F (23.8°C) in September, to a mild 59.9°F (15.5°C). The average low-temperature, in October, is 44.2°F (6.8°C).

Humidity

The least humid month in Ames is October, with an average relative humidity of 70%.

Rainfall

In October, in Ames, the rain falls for 9.6 days. Throughout October, 2.09" (53mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Ames, during the entire year, the rain falls for 130.6 days and collects up to 27.48" (698mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall. October is the first month it typically snows in Ames, Iowa. Throughout October, in the average 0.6 snowfall days, it receives 0.24" (6mm) of snow. Throughout the year, there are 36.2 snowfall days, and 15.43" (392mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Ames is 11h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Ames is 5.5h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in October is 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 2 interpret into the following advice:
Most people can stay in the Sun for up to 1 hour without burning, apart from children that always must be protected from sun exposure. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in October in Ames?

In Ames, Iowa, in October, the average high-temperature is 59.9°F (15.5°C), and the average low-temperature is 44.2°F (6.8°C).

What is the least humid month in Ames?

The least humid month in Ames, Iowa, is October, with an average relative humidity of 70%.

What is the average humidity in October in Ames?

In Ames, the average relative humidity in October is 70%.

How much does it rain in Ames in October?

In Ames, Iowa, during October, the rain falls for 9.6 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.09" (53mm) of precipitation.

When does it start to snow in Ames?

October is the first month it typically snows in Ames, Iowa. Throughout October, in the average 0.6 snowfall days, it receives 0.24" (6mm) of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Ames have in October?

In Ames, Iowa, the average length of the day in October is 11h.

How many hours of sunshine does Ames have in October?

In Ames, the average sunshine in October is 5.5h.

What is the UV index reading in October in Ames?

In October, the average daily maximum UV index in Ames is 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal hazard to health from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in October - Ames, IA
  • Average high temperature in October: 59.9°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 October: 44.2°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).

Average pressure in October - Ames, IA
  • Average pressure in October: 30"

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

Average wind speed in October - Ames, IA
  • Average wind speed in October: 9.7mph

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).

Average humidity in October - Ames, IA
  • Average humidity in October: 70%

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

Average rainfall in October - Ames, IA
  • Average rainfall in October: 2.09"

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

Average rainfall days in October - Ames, IA
  • Average rainfall days in October: 9.6 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).

Average snowfall in October - Ames, IA
  • Average snowfall in October: 0.24"

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

Average snowfall days in October - Ames, IA
  • Average snowfall days in October: 0.6 days

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

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Ames, IA
  • Average daylight in October: 11h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.2h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.2h).

  • Average sunshine in October: 5.5h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.1h).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3.9h).

Average sunshine days in October - Ames, IA
  • Average sunshine days in October: 19.3 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).

Average UV index in October - Ames, IA
  • Average UV index in October: 2

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).

Average cloud cover in October - Ames, IA
  • Average cloud cover in October: 38

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

Average visibility in October - Ames, IA
  • Average visibility in October: 6mi

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