October weather forecast
Ames, IA

Weather in October

October, the same as September, in Ames, Iowa, is a moderate autumn month, with an average temperature varying between 44.2°F (6.8°C) and 59.9°F (15.5°C).

Temperature

In Ames, the average high-temperature in October plummets from a warm 74.8°F (23.8°C) in September to a mild 59.9°F (15.5°C). 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, the average length of the day in October is 11h and 4min.
On the first day of October, 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 6:10 pm CDT.

Sunshine

In October, the average sunshine is 5.5h.

UV index

In Ames, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 2 in October interpret into the following advice:
Extended sun exposure is not an issue for the majority. Children, infants, and fair-skinned individuals always need to be protected. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in October in Ames?

In October, in Ames, Iowa, the average high-temperature is 59.9°F (15.5°C), and the average low-temperature is 44.2°F (6.8°C). in July, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'feels like'), which calculates the temperature value influenced by the moisture in the air, is estimated at 87.8°F (31°C).

What is the least humid month in Ames?

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

What is the average humidity in October in Ames?

The average relative humidity in October is 70%.

How many days does it rain in October in Ames?

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. Throughout October, in the average 0.6 snowfall days, it receives 0.24" (6mm) of snow.

What is the average length of the day in October in Ames?

In October, the average day length in Ames, Iowa, is 11h and 4min.

When are sunrise and sunset in October in Ames?

On the first day of October in Ames, 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 6:10 pm CDT.

How many hours of sunshine does Ames have in October?

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

How high is the UV index in October in Ames?

In October, the average daily maximum UV index is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health threat from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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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: 5h and 30min

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 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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