Winter Storm System To Bring Widespread Impacts Across the Eastern Half of the U.S. Through Midweek

A developing winter storm system will bring a swath of heavy snow and ice from Oklahoma into the Midwest, Ohio Valley, Mid Atlantic, and the Northeast U.S. Tuesday through Wednesday. Areas of dangerous travel are likely. Further South, several inches of heavy rain will lead to the potential for flooding in the lower Mississippi and Tennessee River Valleys. Read More >

Current conditions at

Ames, Ames Municipal Airport (KAMW)

Lat: 41.99°NLon: 93.62°WElev: 945ft.

Fair

-9°F

-23°C

Humidity 87%
Wind Speed W 3 mph
Barometer 30.57 in (1037.4 mb)
Dewpoint -12°F (-24°C)
Visibility 8.00 mi
Last update 18 Feb 10:53 pm CST
Extended Forecast for

Ames IA

Winter Storm Watch February 19, 06:00pm until February 20, 09:00am
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Winter Storm Watch
  • Tonight

    Tonight: Patchy fog.  Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around -6. Wind chill values as low as -15. Light north wind.

    Patchy Fog

    Low: -6 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Areas of fog before 9am.  Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -15. Light and variable wind becoming east 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

    Areas Fog
    then Mostly
    Cloudy

    High: 20 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Snow, mainly after 10pm. The snow could be heavy at times.  Temperature rising to around 23 by 5am. Wind chill values as low as 5. East wind 7 to 13 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.

    Snow Likely
    then Heavy
    Snow

    Low: 18 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Snow, mainly before noon.  High near 30. East wind 7 to 13 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Snow then
    Chance Snow

    High: 30 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. West wind 6 to 9 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 10 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 26.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 26 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 10 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30.

    Mostly Cloudy

    High: 30 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Snow likely, mainly after midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Snow Likely

    Low: 25 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Patchy fog. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around -6. Wind chill values as low as -15. Light north wind.
Tuesday
Areas of fog before 9am. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a high near 20. Wind chill values as low as -15. Light and variable wind becoming east 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
Snow, mainly after 10pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Temperature rising to around 23 by 5am. Wind chill values as low as 5. East wind 7 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
Wednesday
Snow, mainly before noon. High near 30. East wind 7 to 13 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. West wind 6 to 9 mph.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 26.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10.
Friday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30.
Friday Night
Snow likely, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday
A chance of snow before 1pm, then a chance of rain and snow between 1pm and 3pm, then a chance of snow after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 35. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Saturday Night
Snow. Low around 21. Windy. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Sunday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. Windy.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 11.
Monday
Partly sunny, with a high near 25.
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Point Forecast:
Ames IA
 42.04°N 93.65°W
10:04 pm CST Feb 18, 2019
11pm CST Feb 18, 2019-6pm CST Feb 25, 2019
 
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