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Climate in Kansas

Kansas, Kansas gets 33 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

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

On average, there are 230 sunny days per year in Kansas. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Kansas gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 78 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 19
Rain: averages 33 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 15 inches of snow a year


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Kansas ranks 45/100 for Comfort Index

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.

CLIMATE

Climate Averages
  Kansas, KansasUnited States
  33.3 in.38.1 in.
  15.2 in.27.8 in.
  78.2 days106.2 days
  230 days205 days
  90.7°85.8°
  18.7°21.7°
  4554
  4.74.3
  1821 ft.2443 ft.

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 Kansas with an average high temperature of 90.7°, which ranks it as warmer than most states. In Kansas, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Kansas are May, September and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Kansas with an average of 18.7°. This is about average compared to other of the U.S. states.


Kansas has 47.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is hotter than most states in the U.S.


Kansas has 120.3 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other states in the U.S.


Kansas averages 4.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most states in the U.S.


June is the wettest month in Kansas with 4.8 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.9 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 37% of yearly precipitation and 10% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. Kansas's average annual rainfall of 33.3 inches indicates that it is drier than most states in the United States.


May is the rainiest month in Kansas with 9.8 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 3.9 rainy days. Kansas's annual average of 78.2 days with measurable rain is less rainy than most states in the United States. The rainiest season is Summer when it rains 31% of the time and the driest is Spring with only a 16% chance of a rainy day.


With an average annual snowfall of 15.2 inches, Kansas is one of the least snowy states in the United States.



January is the snowiest month in Kansas with 4.1 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.


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    Kansas city - 8/25/2013
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    I HAVE BEEN TO KANSAS CITY AND ALSO TO KANSAS TO VERY NICE PLACES TO VISIT. KANSAS CITY AND KANSAS ARE ALSO VERY TWO CHEAP PLACES TO LIVE. I LIKE VISITING KANSAS... Read More


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