Kansas City, Missouri 

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Climate in Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, Missouri gets 42 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Kansas City averages 15 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 215 sunny days per year in Kansas City. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Kansas City gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 98 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 89 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 20
Rain: averages 42 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 15 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.2 / 10
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Kansas City, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Kansas City, MissouriUnited States
  41.9 in.38.1 in.
  14.5 in.27.8 in.
  97.7 days106.2 days
  215 days205 days
  88.7°85.8°
  20.1°21.7°
  7.27
  4.44.3
  899 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 Kansas City with an average high temperature of 88.7°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Missouri. In Kansas City, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Kansas City are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Kansas City with an average of 20.1°. This is about average compared to other places in Missouri.


In Kansas City, there are 32.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Missouri.


In Kansas City, there are 105.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Missouri.


In Kansas City, there are 2.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Missouri.


June is the wettest month in Kansas City with 5.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 1.3 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 35% of yearly precipitation and 11% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 41.9 inches in Kansas City means that it is drier than most places in Missouri.


May is the rainiest month in Kansas City with 11.6 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 5.7 rainy days. There are 97.7 rainy days annually in Kansas City, which is about average compared to other places in Missouri. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 18% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 14.5 inches in Kansas City means that it is snowier than most places in Missouri. December is the snowiest month in Kansas City with 4.3 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    Reviews for Kansas City    81 Reviews
    Good Family Town, less so for Retirement - 3/21/2019
    Lived in KC metro over 40 years. It is quite spread out in terms of both geographical and... Read More

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    Extremely unfriendly. - 7/22/2018
    The rest of the people are right- KC Missouri has some of the least friendly people I’ve ever met. It’s extremely hard to find a friendly face. Can’t wait to move... Read More

    Mixed bag - 3/13/2018
    I lived in KCMO north of the river for about ten years. There are issues with both increasing crime and police misconduct. Somebody broke into my car as soon as my wife... Read More


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