Alta, Kansas 

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Climate in Alta, Kansas

Alta, Kansas gets 32 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Alta averages 14 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 225 sunny days per year in Alta. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Alta gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 79 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 92 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 19
Rain: averages 32 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 14 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Alta is 7.3 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Kansas.

7.3 / 10
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Alta, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Alta, KansasUnited States
  32.3 in.38.1 in.
  14.4 in.27.8 in.
  78.9 days106.2 days
  225 days205 days
  91.8°85.8°
  19.2°21.7°
  7.37
  54.3
  1450 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.


July is the hottest month for Alta with an average high temperature of 91.8°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Kansas. In Alta, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Alta are May, September and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Alta with an average of 19.2°. This is about average compared to other places in Kansas.


In Alta, there are 54.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Kansas.


In Alta, there are 119.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Kansas.


In Alta, there are 2.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Kansas.


June is the wettest month in Alta with 4.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 38% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 32.3 inches in Alta means that it is about average compared to other places in Kansas.


May is the rainiest month in Alta with 9.9 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 4.0 rainy days. There are 78.9 rainy days annually in Alta, which is about average compared to other places in Kansas. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 17% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 14.4 inches in Alta means that it is about average compared to other places in Kansas. January is the snowiest month in Alta with 4.3 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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