Rice County, Kansas 

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Climate in Rice County, Kansas

Rice County, Kansas gets 28 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Rice County averages 14 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 225 sunny days per year in Rice County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Rice County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 67 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 19
Rain: averages 28 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 14 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.6 / 5.9

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

Climate Averages
  Rice, KansasUnited States
  28.4 in.38.1 in.
  14.1 in.27.8 in.
  66.5 days106.2 days
  225 days205 days
  92.0°85.8°
  19.1°21.7°
  7.47
  54.3
  1696 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 Rice County with an average high temperature of 92.0°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Kansas. In Rice County, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Rice County are May, September and June.


In Rice County, there are 55.5 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Kansas.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Rice County with an average of 19.1°. This is about average compared to other places in Kansas.


In Rice County, there are 121.7 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Kansas.


In Rice County, there are 3.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Kansas.


The humidity is usually comfortable in Rice County but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. The most humid months are July, August and June.


May is the wettest month in Rice County with 4.3 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.7 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 40% of yearly precipitation and 9% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 28.4 inches in Rice County means that it is drier than most places in Kansas.


May is the rainiest month in Rice County with 8.5 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 3.2 rainy days. There are 66.5 rainy days annually in Rice County, which is less rainy than most places in Kansas. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 32% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 14.1 inches in Rice County means that it is about average compared to other places in Kansas. January is the snowiest month in Rice County with 4.4 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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