Rochester, Kansas 

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Climate in Rochester, Kansas

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

Rochester averages 13 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 Rochester. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Rochester gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 72 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 94 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 21
Rain: averages 32 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 13 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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

Climate Averages
  Rochester, KansasUnited States
  32.2 in.38.1 in.
  13.2 in.27.8 in.
  72.1 days106.2 days
  225 days205 days
  93.5°85.8°
  21.0°21.7°
  7.37
  4.84.3
  1640 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 Rochester with an average high temperature of 93.5°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Kansas. In Rochester, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Rochester are May, September and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Rochester with an average of 21.0°. This is warmer than most places in Kansas.


In Rochester, there are 64.8 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Kansas.


In Rochester, there are 109.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Kansas.


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


June is the wettest month in Rochester with 4.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.8 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 39% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 32.2 inches in Rochester means that it is about average compared to other places in Kansas.


May is the rainiest month in Rochester with 8.9 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 3.5 rainy days. There are 72.1 rainy days annually in Rochester, which is less rainy than most 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 13.2 inches in Rochester means that it is less snowy than most places in Kansas. December is the snowiest month in Rochester with 3.7 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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