Tracking Two Storms Crossing the U.S. with Rain, Snow and Gusty Winds

A storm gathering strength over Texas today will shift to the Mid-Atlantic through Tuesday night. Areas of freezing rain and heavy snow will spread from the central Plains east into the Mid-Atlantic and southern New England. Further south, areas of severe thunderstorms and heavy rain are possible from the southern Plains into the Ohio Valley. A Pacific storm will move into the Southwest Monday. Read More >

Current conditions at

Ames, Ames Municipal Airport (KAMW)

Lat: 41.99°NLon: 93.62°WElev: 945ft.

Overcast

27°F

-3°C

Humidity 81%
Wind Speed N 10 mph
Barometer 30.09 in (1019.9 mb)
Dewpoint 22°F (-6°C)
Visibility 8.00 mi
Wind Chill18°F (-8°C)
Last update 24 Jan 9:53 am CST
Extended Forecast for

Ames IA

Winter Storm Watch January 25, 06:00am until January 26, 06:00am
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Winter Storm Watch
  • Today

    Today: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. North northeast wind 3 to 6 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 28 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Wind chill values as low as 5. East northeast wind 6 to 13 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 16 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Snow, mainly after noon.  Patchy blowing snow between 11am and 4pm. High near 26. Wind chill values as low as 5. Blustery, with an east northeast wind 14 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

    Snow and
    Patchy
    Blowing Snow

    High: 26 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Snow, mainly before midnight.  Patchy blowing snow before 7pm. Low around 16. Wind chill values as low as 5. Blustery, with a north northeast wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

    Snow and
    Patchy
    Blowing Snow
    then Chance
    Snow

    Low: 16 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of snow before noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24. North northeast wind 8 to 11 mph.  New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance Snow
    then Mostly
    Cloudy

    High: 24 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow after midnight.  Cloudy, with a low around 15.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Chance
    Snow

    Low: 15 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of snow before noon.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24.

    Slight Chance
    Snow then
    Partly Sunny

    High: 24 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 0.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 0 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 24.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 24 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. North northeast wind 3 to 6 mph.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. Wind chill values as low as 5. East northeast wind 6 to 13 mph.
Monday
Snow, mainly after noon. Patchy blowing snow between 11am and 4pm. High near 26. Wind chill values as low as 5. Blustery, with an east northeast wind 14 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Monday Night
Snow, mainly before midnight. Patchy blowing snow before 7pm. Low around 16. Wind chill values as low as 5. Blustery, with a north northeast wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of snow before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24. North northeast wind 8 to 11 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tuesday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 15.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of snow before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 0.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 24.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14.
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 37.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 39.
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Point Forecast:
Ames IA
 42.02°N 93.62°W
8:18 am CST Jan 24, 2021
9am CST Jan 24, 2021-6pm CST Jan 30, 2021
 
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