On July 7, 2015, NWS implemented changes to the icons depicted on all of its point-forecast pages. Changes include new icon images with increased clarity, 6-hour increments for rapidly changing weather and new color blocks to highlight forecast hazards.

A page depicting all of the new icon images can be accessed here: www.weather.gov/forecast-icons

Changes to the icons were based on analysis of 6,700 public comments collected in 2014. Also, many of these changes are based on the results of a research project led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Users are encouraged to continue to provide comments regarding these changes via email at icons@noaa.gov. NWS will continue to analyze incoming feedback and refine the icons as necessary. Any substantial change to the icons will be facilitated through the NWS public comment/review process.

Risk of severe thunderstorms from Florida to the Great Lake States

Storms may contain strong, damaging winds and hail. Locally heavy rain is also possible in southern California and the Desert Southwest. Very hot conditions continue in the lower Mississippi Valley and the Deep South.
Read More...

Current conditions at

Ames, Ames Municipal Airport (KAMW)

Lat: 41.99°NLon: 93.62°WElev: 945ft.

Fair

79°F

26°C

Humidity 52%
Wind Speed W 8 mph
Barometer 30.09 in (1018.0 mb)
Dewpoint 60°F (16°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index80°F (27°C)
Last update 29 Jul 6:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Ames IA

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Clear, with a low around 58. West southwest wind 5 to 9 mph.

    Clear

    Low: 58 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 86. West northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 86 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62. West northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 62 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 86. West northwest wind 3 to 8 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 86 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 57 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 84.

    Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 65 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Sunny, with a high near 84.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 84 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 64 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Clear, with a low around 58. West southwest wind 5 to 9 mph.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 86. West northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 62. West northwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 86. West northwest wind 3 to 8 mph.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 57. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 84.
Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunny, with a high near 84.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 64.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Wednesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81.
  Click Map For Forecast
Point Forecast:
Ames IA
 42.02°N 93.62°W
3:41 pm CDT Jul 29, 2015
7pm CDT Jul 29, 2015-6pm CDT Aug 5, 2015
 
Get as KML Get as XML

Additional Resources

Radar & Satellite Image

Link to Local Radar Data Link to Satellite Data

Hourly Weather Graph

National Digital Forecast Database