Smith County, Kansas 

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Climate in Smith County, Kansas

Smith County, Kansas gets 26 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Smith County averages 19 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 226 sunny days per year in Smith County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Smith County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 74 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 93 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 15
Rain: averages 26 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 19 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Smith 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 Smith County, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Smith, KansasUnited States
  26.4 in.38.1 in.
  19.4 in.27.8 in.
  73.7 days106.2 days
  226 days205 days
  92.5°85.8°
  14.8°21.7°
  7.27
  4.24.3
  1830 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 Smith County with an average high temperature of 92.5°, which ranks it as warmer than most places in Kansas. In Smith County, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Smith County are May, September and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Smith County with an average of 14.8°. This is one of the coldest places in Kansas.


In Smith County, there are 56.4 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most places in Kansas.


In Smith County, there are 146.8 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the coldest places in Kansas.


In Smith County, there are 6.9 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Kansas.


July is the wettest month in Smith County with 4.1 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.6 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 41% of yearly precipitation and 8% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 26.4 inches in Smith County means that it is drier than most places in Kansas.


May is the rainiest month in Smith County with 10.0 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 3.3 rainy days. There are 73.7 rainy days annually in Smith County, which is less rainy than most places in Kansas. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 32% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 15% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 19.4 inches in Smith County means that it is snowier than most places in Kansas. February is the snowiest month in Smith County with 4.8 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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    66967 66951 67638 66952 66932 67628

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