Blizzard Conditions Over the Sierra Nevada Mountains; Critical Fire Weather in the High Plains

A strong winter storm across the west is currently producing heavy mountain snow, strong/high winds, and heavy low elevation rain to parts of the Pacific Northwest, Great Basin, California and the northern/central Rockies. Impacts are expected to continue through Sunday. Across the High Plains, strong winds and dry air will support Critical to Elevated fire weather conditions through the weekend. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Ames, Ames Municipal Airport (KAMW)

Lat: 41.99°NLon: 93.62°WElev: 945ft.

Fair

31°F

-1°C

Humidity 89%
Wind Speed SE 8 mph
Barometer 29.91 in (1013.2 mb)
Dewpoint 28°F (-2°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill24°F (-4°C)
Last update 2 Mar 3:53 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Story City IA

  • Today

    Today: Sunny, with a high near 68. Breezy, with a south wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.

    Sunny then
    Sunny and
    Breezy

    High: 68 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Windy, with a south southeast wind 16 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.

    Mostly Clear
    and Windy

    Low: 50 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Windy, with a south wind 17 to 26 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 38 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    and Windy

    High: 75 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of rain after midnight.  Increasing clouds, with a low around 39. West northwest wind 8 to 13 mph becoming north northeast after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.

    Partly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance Rain

    Low: 39 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before noon.  Partly sunny, with a high near 58. North northeast wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

    Chance Rain

    High: 58 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 29.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 29 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 57 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 34 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 56.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 56 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Sunny, with a high near 68. Breezy, with a south wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 50. Windy, with a south southeast wind 16 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Windy, with a south wind 17 to 26 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 38 mph.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of rain after midnight. Increasing clouds, with a low around 39. West northwest wind 8 to 13 mph becoming north northeast after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.
Monday
A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 58. North northeast wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 56.
Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.
Thursday
A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51.
Thursday Night
A 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Breezy.
Friday
A 40 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 48. Breezy.
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Point Forecast:
Story City IA
 42.2°N 93.59°W
3:02 am CST Mar 2, 2024
4am CST Mar 2, 2024-6pm CST Mar 8, 2024
 
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