The Manhattan, KS metro area is located in the northeastern corner of Kansas, 150 miles west of Kansas City. Manhattan is one of the smaller metros in the United States and is comprised of Riley and Pottawatomie counties.
The many benefits of living in the Manhattan metro include low crime, strong economy, college town and affordability.
Some disadvantages of the Manhattan metro area include harsh winters, isolated and tornado/hail threat.
The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for the Manhattan metro area is 7.2 (10=best), which means it is less comfortable than most places in Kansas. September, May and June are the most pleasant months while January and December are the least comfortable months.
In the Manhattan metro area, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85 degrees. The most pleasant months of the year for the Manhattan metro area are September, May and June. July is the hottest month for the Manhattan metro area with an average high temperature of 89.8 degrees, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Kansas. January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for the Manhattan metro area with an average of 16.5 degrees. This is colder than most places in Kansas.
The annual rainfall of 34.3 inches in the Manhattan metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in Kansas. The wettest season is Autumn with 40% of yearly precipitation and 8% falls in Spring, which is the driest season. June is the wettest month in the Manhattan metro area with 5.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.7 inches.
The humidity is usually acceptable in the Manhattan metro area but some summer months can be sticky or muggy. July is the most humid month, though humidity is low for most of the year. July, August and June are the three most uncomfortably humid months in the Manhattan metro area.
An annual snowfall of 15.4 inches in the Manhattan metro area means that it is about average compared to other places in Kansas. January is the snowiest month in the Manhattan metro area with 4.5 inches of snow, and 5 months of the year have significant snowfall.