Decatur County, Kansas 

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Climate in Decatur County, Kansas

Decatur County, Kansas gets 22 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Decatur County averages 22 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 242 sunny days per year in Decatur County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Decatur County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 64 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 91 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 15
Rain: averages 22 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 22 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Decatur County is 7.4 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Kansas.

7.4 / 10
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Decatur County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Decatur, KansasUnited States
  22.0 in.38.1 in.
  22.2 in.27.8 in.
  64.1 days106.2 days
  242 days205 days
  91.0°85.8°
  15.1°21.7°
  7.47
  44.3
  2651 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 Decatur County with an average high temperature of 91.0°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Kansas. In Decatur County, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Decatur County are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Decatur County with an average of 15.1°. This is one of the coldest places in Kansas.


In Decatur County, there are 51.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Kansas.


In Decatur County, there are 155.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Kansas.


In Decatur County, there are 7.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Kansas.


July is the wettest month in Decatur County with 3.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 42% of yearly precipitation and 7% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 22.0 inches in Decatur County means that it is one of the driest places in Kansas.


May is the rainiest month in Decatur County with 9.3 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 2.4 rainy days. There are 64.1 rainy days annually in Decatur County, which is less rainy than most places in Kansas. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 35% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 12% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 22.2 inches in Decatur County means that it is one of the snowiest places in Kansas. January is the snowiest month in Decatur County with 5.0 inches of snow, and 7 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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