This report describes the typical weather at the Kansas City Downtown Airport (Kansas City, Missouri, United States) weather station over the course of an average November 12. It is based on the historical records from 1974 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Kansas City, Missouri has a humid continental climate with hot summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by grasslands (45%), croplands (31%), built-up areas (15%), forests (7%), and lakes and rivers (3%).
The temperature typically varies from 42°F to 54°F and is rarely below 30°F or above 69°F.
The coolest hours of the day are from 2am to 9am with the coldest at 7am, at which time the temperature is below 48°F three days out of four.
The warmest hours of the day are from noon to 5pm with the hottest at 3pm, at which time the temperature is above 45°F three days out of four.
The day has gained half its heat by 11am and lost it again by 8pm.
On November 12 the Sun rises at 6:58am and sets at 5:06pm.
Solar noon is at 12:02pm.
For reference, on the longest day of the year the Sun rises at 5:52am and sets at 8:47pm, while on the shortest day of the year it rises at 7:34am and sets at 4:59pm.
Astronomical twilight begins and ends 92 minutes before sunrise and after sunset at 5:26am and 6:37pm, respectively.
Nautical twilight begins and ends 60 minutes before sunrise and after sunset at 5:58am and 6:06pm, respectively.
Civil twilight begins and ends 28 minutes before sunrise and after sunset at 6:30am and 5:34pm, respectively.
Solar twilight begins and ends 39 minutes after sunrise and before sunset at 7:38am and 4:26pm, respectively.
The median cloud cover ranges from 25% (mostly clear) to 51% (partly cloudy).
At 1am, the clearest time of the day, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 61% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 39% of the time.
At 1pm, the cloudiest time of the day, the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy, or partly cloudy 51% of the time, and clear or mostly clear 49% of the time.
The sky is typically clearing in earnest by 8pm.
The clouds have typically started forming in earnest by 7am.
There is a 41% chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during the day.
The average measured liquid-equivalent quantity of precipitation is 0.015". Among only those days for which there is at least some measured precipitation, the average is 0.219" and the total rarely exceeds 0.360".
When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of slight rain (37% of days with precipitation have at worst slight rain), moderate rain (19%), slight snow (16%), thunderstorms (15%), and drizzle (6%).
Precipitation is observed with more or less equal probability throughout the day.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location on November 12 or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 55% (mildly humid) to 76% (humid), rarely dropping below 33% (comfortable), or exceeding 92% (very humid).
The air is driest at 3pm, at which time the relative humidity is less than 68% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid at 6am, exceeding 66% (mildly humid) three days out of four.
The dew point ranges from 34°F to 36°F with an average of 35°F.
For reference, comfortable indoor conditions should have a relative humidity between 30% and 50% with a dew point of less than 65°F.
Sustained wind speeds typically vary from 8 mph to 12 mph (gentle breeze to gentle breeze) over the course of the day.
The peak sustained wind speed typically occurs around 2pm and is rarely outside the range 6 mph to 18 mph (light breeze to fresh breeze).
The wind is most calm around 5am, rarely exceeding 14 mph (moderate breeze).
The wind is most often out of the south (23% of the time), south west (13% of the time), north (12% of the time), and north west (11% of the time). The wind is least often out of the south east (4% of the time).