Jefferson County, Kansas 

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Climate in Jefferson County, Kansas

Jefferson County, Kansas gets 39 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 211 sunny days per year in Jefferson County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Jefferson County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 92 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 39 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 15 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

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

Climate Averages
  Jefferson, KansasUnited States
  38.5 in.38.1 in.
  14.5 in.27.8 in.
  92.4 days106.2 days
  211 days205 days
  88.1°85.8°
  17.6°21.7°
  7.27
  4.14.3
  1024 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 Jefferson County with an average high temperature of 88.1°, which ranks it as one of the coolest places in Kansas. In Jefferson County, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Jefferson County are September, May and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Jefferson County with an average of 17.6°. This is colder than most places in Kansas.


In Jefferson County, there are 30.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the coolest places in Kansas.


In Jefferson County, there are 118.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Kansas.


In Jefferson County, there are 5.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Kansas.


June is the wettest month in Jefferson County with 5.6 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 1.0 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 36% of yearly precipitation and 10% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 38.5 inches in Jefferson County means that it is wetter than most places in Kansas.


May is the rainiest month in Jefferson County with 11.0 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 4.6 rainy days. There are 92.4 rainy days annually in Jefferson County, which is one of the rainiest places in Kansas. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 30% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 14.5 inches in Jefferson County means that it is about average compared to other places in Kansas. January is the snowiest month in Jefferson County with 4.2 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    ZIP CODES IN JEFFERSON COUNTY, KANSAS
    66054 66512 66070 66066 66073 66088 66097 66060 66429

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