Dodge City, Kansas 

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Climate in Dodge City, Kansas

Dodge City, Kansas gets 22 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Dodge City averages 19 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 237 sunny days per year in Dodge City. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Dodge City gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 65 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 93 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 19
Rain: averages 22 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 19 inches of snow a year


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Dodge City ranks 56/100 for Comfort Index

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.

CLIMATE

Climate Averages
  Dodge City, KansasUnited States
  22.0 in.38.1 in.
  18.5 in.27.8 in.
  64.9 days106.2 days
  237 days205 days
  92.5°85.8°
  18.5°21.7°
  5654
  54.3
  2493 ft.2443 ft.

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 Dodge City with an average high temperature of 92.5°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Kansas. In Dodge City, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Dodge City are May, September and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Dodge City with an average of 18.5°. This is about average compared to other places in Kansas.


In Dodge City, there are 61.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Kansas.


In Dodge City, there are 131.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Kansas.


In Dodge City, there are 3.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Kansas.


June is the wettest month in Dodge City with 3.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.6 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 43% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 22.0 inches in Dodge City means that it is one of the driest places in Kansas.


June is the rainiest month in Dodge City with 8.1 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 2.9 rainy days. There are 64.9 rainy days annually in Dodge City, which is less rainy than most places in Kansas. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 34% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 18.5 inches in Dodge City means that it is snowier than most places in Kansas.



January is the snowiest month in Dodge City with 4.5 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.


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    Housing - 6/9/2010
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