Zip 66506 (Manhattan, KS) 

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Climate in Zip 66506 (Manhattan, KS)

Manhattan (zip 66506), Kansas gets 35 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Manhattan (zip 66506) averages 14 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 221 sunny days per year in Manhattan (zip 66506). The US average is 205 sunny days.

Manhattan (zip 66506) gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 91 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 17
Rain: averages 35 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 14 inches of snow a year


BESTPLACES COMFORT INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the 66506 zip code is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Kansas.

7.5 / 5.8

Summer   /   Winter
September, May and June are the most pleasant months in the 66506 zip code, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Climate Averages
  Manhattan, KansasUnited States
  34.7 in.38.1 in.
  13.6 in.27.8 in.
  90.6 days106.2 days
  221 days205 days
  90.2°85.8°
  17.2°21.7°
  7.27
  4.44.3
  1102 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 the 66506 zip code with an average high temperature of 90.2°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Kansas. In the 66506 zip code, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for the 66506 zip code are May, September and June.


In the 66506 zip code, there are 43.3 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is about average compared to other places in Kansas.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the 66506 zip code with an average of 17.2°. This is colder than most places in Kansas.


In the 66506 zip code, there are 126.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is colder than most places in Kansas.


In the 66506 zip code, there are 5.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is colder than most places in Kansas.


The humidity can be uncomfortably heavy or close in the 66506 zip code during the summer months. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. July, August and June are the three most humid months in the 66506 zip code.


June is the wettest month in the 66506 zip code with 5.4 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.6 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 40% of yearly precipitation and 8% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 34.7 inches in the 66506 zip code means that it is about average compared to other places in Kansas.


May is the rainiest month in the 66506 zip code with 11.4 days of rain, and January is the driest month with only 4.2 rainy days. There are 90.6 rainy days annually in the 66506 zip code, which is rainier than most places in Kansas. The rainiest season is Autumn 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 13.6 inches in the 66506 zip code means that it is less snowy than most places in Kansas. February is the snowiest month in the 66506 zip code with 3.9 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.





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