Riverton, Kansas 

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Climate in Riverton, Kansas

BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Riverton, while January and July are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Riverton, KansasUnited States
  45.3 in.38.1 in.
  9.3 in.27.8 in.
  98.6 days106.2 days
  219 days205 days
  90.4°85.8°
  24.2°21.7°
  7.27
  4.74.3
  830 ft.2443 ft.
CLIMATE

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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.


August is the hottest month for Riverton with an average high temperature of 91.0°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Kansas. In Riverton, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Riverton are May, September and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Riverton with an average of 24.2°. This is one of the warmest places in Kansas.


In Riverton, there are 48.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Kansas.


In Riverton, there are 84.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Kansas.


In Riverton, there are 1.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is warmer than most places in Kansas.


May is the wettest month in Riverton with 5.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 1.9 inches. The wettest season is Summer with 30% of yearly precipitation and 15% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 45.3 inches in Riverton means that it is one of the wettest places in Kansas.


May is the rainiest month in Riverton with 11.5 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 6.3 rainy days. There are 98.6 rainy days annually in Riverton, 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 20% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 9.3 inches in Riverton means that it is one of the least snowy places in Kansas. January is the snowiest month in Riverton with 3.6 inches of snow, and 4 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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