October weather forecast
Ames, IA

Weather in October

October, the same as September, in Ames, Iowa, is another mild autumn month, with an average temperature ranging between max 59.9°F (15.5°C) and min 44.2°F (6.8°C).

Temperature

In October, the average high-temperature significantly decreases from a warm 74.8°F (23.8°C) in September to a mild 59.9°F (15.5°C). In Ames, Iowa, in October, the average low-temperature is 44.2°F (6.8°C).

Humidity

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

Rainfall

In Ames, during October, the rain falls for 9.6 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.09" (53mm) of precipitation. 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 in Ames. October is the first month it typically snows. Throughout October, in the average 0.6 snowfall days, it receives 0.24" (6mm) of snow. In Ames, during the entire year, snow falls for 36.2 days and aggregates up to 15.43" (392mm) of snow.

Daylight

In Ames, Iowa, the average length of the day in October is 11h and 4min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:11 am and sunset at 6:56 pm. On the last day of October, sunrise is at 7:46 am and sunset at 6:09 pm CDT.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in October is 5.5h.

UV index

In October, the average daily maximum UV index in Ames is 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 2 in October transform into the following instructions:
Extended sun exposure is not an issue for the majority. Children, infants, and fair-skinned individuals always need to be protected. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
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FAQ

What is the least humid month in Ames?

October is the least humid month in Ames, 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, in October, it is raining for 9.6 days, with typically 2.09" (53mm) of accumulated precipitation.

When does it start to snow in Ames?

October is the first month it typically snows. 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?

The average day length in October is 11h and 4min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in October in Ames?

In October, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:11 am and sunset at 6:56 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:46 am and sunset at 6:09 pm CDT.

How many hours of sunshine does Ames have in October?

The average sunshine duration in October in Ames is 5.5h.

How high is the UV index in October in Ames?

In Ames, Iowa, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low health threat from exposure to Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in October
Ames, IA

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).

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Average pressure in October
Ames, IA

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

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).

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Average humidity in October
Ames, IA

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%).

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Average rainfall in October
Ames, IA

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").

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Average rainfall days in October
Ames, IA

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).

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Average snowfall in October
Ames, IA

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

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 October
Ames, IA

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).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Ames, IA
  • Average daylight in October: 11h and 4min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 11min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 11min).

  • 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).

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Average sunshine days in October
Ames, IA

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).

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Average UV index in October
Ames, IA

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

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 October
Ames, IA

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).

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Average visibility in October
Ames, IA

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

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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