Washington County, Kansas 

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Climate in Washington County, Kansas

Washington County, Kansas gets 32 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Washington County averages 18 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 Washington County. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Washington County gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 79 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 90 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 15
Rain: averages 32 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 18 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

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

7.9 / 5.6

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

Climate Averages
  Washington, KansasUnited States
  31.5 in.38.1 in.
  17.8 in.27.8 in.
  78.8 days106.2 days
  225 days205 days
  89.9°85.8°
  15.4°21.7°
  7.27
  44.3
  1396 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 Washington County with an average high temperature of 89.9°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Kansas. In Washington County, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Washington County are September, May and June.


In Washington County, there are 41.7 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Kansas.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Washington County with an average of 15.4°. This is colder than most places in Kansas.


In Washington County, there are 136.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Kansas.


In Washington County, there are 8.2 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the coldest places in Kansas.


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


June is the wettest month in Washington County with 4.9 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.7 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 31.5 inches in Washington County means that it is about average compared to other places in Kansas.


May is the rainiest month in Washington County with 10.4 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 3.7 rainy days. There are 78.8 rainy days annually in Washington County, which is about average compared to other places in Kansas. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 15% chance of a rainy day.


An annual snowfall of 17.8 inches in Washington County means that it is snowier than most places in Kansas. January is the snowiest month in Washington County with 5.0 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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