Wichita, Kansas 

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Climate in Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, Kansas gets 34 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Wichita averages 13 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 221 sunny days per year in Wichita. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Wichita 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 22
Rain: averages 34 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 13 inches of snow a year


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Wichita ranks 47/100 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
  Wichita, KansasUnited States
  33.9 in.38.1 in.
  12.7 in.27.8 in.
  78.7 days106.2 days
  221 days205 days
  91.7°85.8°
  21.7°21.7°
  4754
  4.84.3
  1302 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 Wichita with an average high temperature of 91.7°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Kansas. In Wichita, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Wichita are May, September and October.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Wichita with an average of 21.7°. This is one of the warmest places in Kansas.


In Wichita, there are 53.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Kansas.


In Wichita, there are 102.5 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is warmer than most places in Kansas.


In Wichita, there are 1.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in Kansas.


June is the wettest month in Wichita with 5.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 37% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 33.9 inches in Wichita means that it is about average compared to other places in Kansas.


May is the rainiest month in Wichita with 10.2 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 3.9 rainy days. There are 78.7 rainy days annually in Wichita, which is about average compared to other places in Kansas. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 32% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 17% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 12.7 inches in Wichita means that it is less snowy than most places in Kansas.



December is the snowiest month in Wichita with 3.7 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.


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    Reviews for Wichita    55 Reviews
    Better than some places- harsh weather - 3/24/2018
    After living in Seattle for 7 years I prefer Wichita. Violent crime worse in Wichita but property/vehicle crimes in Seattle MUCH worse and had to deal with CONSTANT... Read More

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    Wish I could say better but.... - 1/22/2018
    I really wish I could give Wichita a good review. Its been my home for 6 months now. Its about to be my ex home - I have a job offer elsewhere. Its been hard. I... Read More

    Wichita is a real S-hole. - 12/21/2016
    If you're Conservative and Christian, you're going to love what Wichita has to offer! Churches & fast food is the staple of Wichita. Wichita is so Conservative that... Read More


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