• Cloudy 64°
    Stargazing Current Weather
    • Visibility
      7 mi
    • Cloud
      Cover
      100%
    • Ceiling
      1500 ft
  • Today

    Oct 1

    Hi 71°

    Heavy rain and a thunderstorm

    Poor for stargazing
    • Cloud
      Cover
      77%
    • Precip
      60%
    • Hours of Precip
      5.5
    Day Details >
  • Tomorrow

    Oct 2

    Hi 69°

    A little morning rain

    Good for stargazing
    • Cloud
      Cover
      50%
    • Precip
      56%
    • Hours of Precip
      2
    Day Details >
  • Friday

    Oct 3

    Hi 52°

    Colder with a shower in spots

    Poor for stargazing
    • Cloud
      Cover
      81%
    • Precip
      64%
    • Hours of Precip
      3.5
    Day Details >
Next

Noticeably cooler weather on the way Friday

10/1 10/2 Now: 12:50pm
PM 12-4
  • 12pm Cloudy 62° 31%
  • 1pm Cloudy 65° 37%
  • 2pm Thunderstorms 67° 61%
  • 3pm Thunderstorms 69° 61%
  • 4pm Cloudy 71° 49%
PM 11-4
  • 11pm Mostly cloudy 61° 47%
  • 12am Thunderstorms 60° 51%
  • 1am Cloudy 60° 47%
  • 2am Cloudy 60° 47%
  • 3am Thunderstorms 60° 51%
  • 4am Cloudy 56° 47%
AM 5-10
  • 5am Mostly cloudy 59° 47%
  • 6am Thunderstorms 59° 51%
  • 7am Cloudy 59° 47%
  • 8am Cloudy 59° 40%
  • 9am Showers 61° 44%
  • 10am Cloudy 63° 37%
Hourly Forecast >
Oct 01, 2014; 1:19 AM ET
Thunderstorms in the area this morning through late tonight; storms can bring hail and damaging winds
Des Moines, IA Weather Forecast

Solunar Information for Ames, IA

Sunrise/Sunset

Sunrise / Sunset Illustration

Rises at 7:11 AM with 11:46 of sunlight, then sets at 6:57 PM

Moonrise/Moonset

Astronomy >
Moonrise / Moonset Illustration

Rises at 2:17 PM with 10:07 of moolight, then sets at 12:24 AM

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Curiosity Tastes Mars

Dec 14, 2012; 5:00 AM ET The Mars Science Laboratory Rover 'Curiosity' continues its sampling and analyzing of the Martian surface.

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