Atchison County, Kansas 

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Climate in Atchison County, Kansas

Atchison County, Kansas gets 38 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Atchison County averages 15 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 212 sunny days per year in Atchison County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Atchison County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 87 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 88 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 18
Rain: averages 38 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 15 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.9 / 5.7

Summer   /   Winter
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Atchison County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Atchison, KansasUnited States
  37.5 in.38.1 in.
  15.3 in.27.8 in.
  87.3 days106.2 days
  212 days205 days
  87.8°85.8°
  17.7°21.7°
  7.37
  4.24.3
  1034 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 Atchison County with an average high temperature of 87.8°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Kansas. In Atchison County, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Atchison County are September, May and June.


In Atchison County, there are 28.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Kansas.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Atchison County with an average of 17.7°. This is colder than most places in Kansas.


In Atchison County, there are 117.6 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Kansas.


In Atchison County, there are 5.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Kansas.


The humidity can be uncomfortably heavy or close in Atchison County during the summer months. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. July, August and June are the three most humid months in Atchison County.


June is the wettest month in Atchison County with 5.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.9 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 37.5 inches in Atchison County means that it is wetter than most places in Kansas.


May is the rainiest month in Atchison County with 10.5 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 4.3 rainy days. There are 87.3 rainy days annually in Atchison County, which is rainier than most places in Kansas. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 15.3 inches in Atchison County means that it is about average compared to other places in Kansas. February is the snowiest month in Atchison County with 4.6 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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