Fort Scott, Kansas 

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Climate in Fort Scott, Kansas

Fort Scott, Kansas gets 45 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Fort Scott averages 10 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 210 sunny days per year in Fort Scott. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Fort Scott gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 95 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 90 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 21
Rain: averages 45 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 10 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Fort Scott is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Kansas.

7.2 / 10
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Fort Scott, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Fort Scott, KansasUnited States
  45.2 in.38.1 in.
  10.0 in.27.8 in.
  94.9 days106.2 days
  210 days205 days
  89.6°85.8°
  21.2°21.7°
  7.27
  4.14.3
  846 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 Fort Scott with an average high temperature of 89.6°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Kansas. In Fort Scott, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Fort Scott are May, September and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Fort Scott with an average of 21.2°. This is warmer than most places in Kansas.


In Fort Scott, there are 41.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Kansas.


In Fort Scott, there are 99.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Kansas.


In Fort Scott, there are 2.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Kansas.


June is the wettest month in Fort Scott with 5.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 1.5 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 31% of yearly precipitation and 13% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 45.2 inches in Fort Scott means that it is one of the wettest places in Kansas.


May is the rainiest month in Fort Scott with 11.2 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 5.8 rainy days. There are 94.9 rainy days annually in Fort Scott, which is one of the rainiest places in Kansas. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 19% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 10.0 inches in Fort Scott means that it is one of the least snowy places in Kansas. January is the snowiest month in Fort Scott with 3.5 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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