January weather forecast
Ames, IA

Weather in January

January, like December, is a freezing cold winter month in Ames, Iowa, with an average temperature ranging between min 13.5°F (-10.3°C) and max 26.6°F (-3°C).

Temperature

January is the coldest month, with an average high-temperature of 26.6°F (-3°C) and an average low-temperature of 13.5°F (-10.3°C).

Humidity

With an average relative humidity of 84%, January is the most humid month.

Rainfall

January is the month with the least rainfall in Ames, Iowa. Rain falls for 4 days and accumulates 0.94" (24mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall in Ames, Iowa. January is the month with the most snowfall. Snow falls for 9.1 days and accumulates 4.06" (103mm) of snow.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

The month with the least sunshine is January, with an average of 3.9h of sunshine.

UV index

With an average maximum UV index of 1, January is the month with the lowest UV index in Ames. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low threat to health from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 1 in January transform into the following instructions:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always be protected. 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. 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 coldest month in Ames?

January is the coldest month, with an average high-temperature of 26.6°F (-3°C) and an average low-temperature of 13.5°F (-10.3°C).

What is the temperature in January in Ames?

The average high-temperature, in January, is 26.6°F (-3°C), while the average low-temperature is 13.5°F (-10.3°C).

What is the most humid month in Ames?

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

What is the average humidity in January in Ames?

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

What is the driest month in Ames?

January is the month with the least rainfall in Ames. Rain falls for 4 days and accumulates 0.94" (24mm) of precipitation.

How much does it rain in Ames in January?

In Ames, in January, during 4 rainfall days, 0.94" (24mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the snowiest month in Ames?

January is the month with the most snowfall. Snow falls for 9.1 days and accumulates 4.06" (103mm) of snow.

How many days does it snow in January in Ames?

In Ames, in January, during 9.1 snowfall days, 4.06" (103mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

How many hours of daylight does Ames have in January?

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

When is the sunrise / sunset in January in Ames?

On the first day of January, sunrise is at 7:42 am and sunset at 4:53 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:27 am and sunset at 5:28 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 in Ames is 3.9h.

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

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

How high is the UV index in January in Ames?

The average daily maximum UV index in January in Ames, Iowa, is 1. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal hazard to health 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 32min

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 January: 3h and 54min

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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