Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Kansas United States

We show the climate in Kansas by comparing the average weather in 3 representative places: Wichita, Lawrence, and Goodland.

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Average High and Low Temperature in Kansas

Average High and Low Temperature in KansasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F722593426921906341NowNowWichitaWichitaLawrenceLawrenceGoodlandGoodland
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground.
HighJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wichita 44°F49°F60°F69°F77°F87°F92°F91°F83°F70°F57°F45°F
Lawrence 41°F46°F58°F68°F76°F85°F90°F88°F80°F68°F55°F43°F
Goodland 42°F47°F56°F65°F74°F85°F90°F87°F80°F67°F53°F43°F
LowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wichita 25°F29°F38°F48°F57°F67°F71°F70°F61°F49°F38°F27°F
Lawrence 21°F25°F35°F45°F55°F65°F69°F66°F57°F46°F35°F25°F
Goodland 19°F22°F29°F38°F48°F58°F63°F61°F52°F40°F28°F20°F

Wichita

Average Hourly Temperature in WichitaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhotvery coldwarmfreezingfreezing

Lawrence

Average Hourly Temperature in LawrenceJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmhotfreezingfreezingfreezing

Goodland

Average Hourly Temperature in GoodlandJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingfreezingfreezingvery coldcoldcoolwarmhotcoldfreezingvery coldcomfortablecomfortable
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chance of Clearer Skies in Kansas

Chance of Clearer Skies in KansasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%7353724956NowNowWichitaWichitaLawrenceLawrenceGoodlandGoodland
The percentage of time the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy (i.e., less than 60% of the sky is covered by clouds).
Clearer SkiesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wichita 57%54%56%61%61%67%72%71%72%68%61%58%
Lawrence 53%50%52%57%57%64%71%70%70%65%57%53%
Goodland 60%57%57%59%62%71%73%71%74%70%63%60%

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Kansas

Daily Chance of Precipitation in KansasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%4269344NowNowWichitaWichitaLawrenceLawrenceGoodlandGoodland
The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities.
Days of Precip.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wichita 2.4d3.5d6.1d7.9d11.5d11.6d9.9d9.2d7.3d5.7d3.8d3.0d
Lawrence 3.3d4.0d6.8d9.1d12.5d12.5d10.7d10.0d8.8d6.6d4.7d3.9d
Goodland 1.4d1.5d2.9d5.4d9.3d9.8d10.2d8.7d4.9d3.4d1.9d1.3d

Average Monthly Rainfall in Kansas

Average Monthly Rainfall in KansasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 in4.50.45.02.6NowNowWichitaWichitaLawrenceLawrenceGoodlandGoodland
The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
RainfallJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wichita 0.4″0.9″2.0″2.7″4.1″4.4″3.2″3.1″2.6″2.2″1.4″0.8″
Lawrence 0.5″1.0″2.0″3.3″4.8″4.8″3.5″3.5″3.8″2.9″1.9″1.0″
Goodland 0.0″0.2″0.5″1.4″2.4″2.5″2.5″2.0″1.2″0.9″0.3″0.1″

Average Monthly Snowfall in Kansas

Average Monthly Snowfall in KansasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 in3.0 in3.0 in3.5 in3.5 in2.63.12.5NowNowWichitaWichitaLawrenceLawrenceGoodlandGoodland
The average snowfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
SnowfallJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wichita 2.4″2.1″1.0″0.3″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.1″0.5″2.1″
Lawrence 3.0″2.7″1.1″0.2″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.1″0.7″3.0″
Goodland 2.2″2.1″2.4″1.4″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.1″0.7″1.7″2.0″

Hours of Daylight in Kansas

Hours of Daylight in KansasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec4 hr4 hr6 hr6 hr8 hr8 hr10 hr10 hr12 hr12 hr14 hr14 hr16 hr16 hr18 hr18 hr20 hr20 hr14.89.6NowNowLawrenceLawrenceGoodlandGoodland
The number of hours during which the Sun is at least partly above the horizon.
DaylightJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wichita 9.9h10.8h12.0h13.2h14.2h14.7h14.4h13.5h12.4h11.2h10.1h9.6h
Lawrence 9.8h10.8h12.0h13.3h14.3h14.9h14.6h13.6h12.4h11.1h10.0h9.5h
Goodland 9.8h10.8h12.0h13.3h14.4h14.9h14.6h13.6h12.4h11.1h10.0h9.4h

Chance of Muggy Conditions in Kansas

Chance of Muggy Conditions in KansasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%61718NowNowWichitaWichitaLawrenceLawrenceGoodlandGoodland
The percentage of time that is muggy, oppressive, or miserable (i.e., a dew point greater than 65°F).
Muggy daysJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wichita 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.5d4.3d13.2d18.4d15.6d6.6d0.9d0.1d0.0d
Lawrence 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.3d3.7d14.0d21.4d18.1d7.3d0.8d0.1d0.0d
Goodland 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.6d2.0d1.4d0.1d0.0d0.0d0.0d

Average Wind Speed in Kansas

Average Wind Speed in KansasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph12.99.58.3NowNowWichitaWichitaLawrenceLawrenceGoodlandGoodland
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at 10 meters above the ground.
Wind Speed (mph)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wichita 10.911.412.312.611.510.910.19.710.911.311.310.8
Lawrence 11.311.512.412.410.89.78.88.59.810.611.110.9
Goodland 10.811.111.912.311.510.810.19.910.710.810.610.5

Tourism Score in Kansas

Tourism Score in KansasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.40.36.20.2NowNowWichitaWichitaLawrenceLawrenceGoodlandGoodland
The tourism score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F.

Beach/Pool Score in Kansas

Beach/Pool Score in KansasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.45.1NowNowWichitaWichitaLawrenceLawrenceGoodlandGoodland
The beach/pool score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F.

Growing Season in Kansas

Growing Season in KansasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%20%20%40%40%60%60%80%80%100%100%NowNowWichitaWichitaLawrenceLawrenceGoodlandGoodland
The percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season, defined as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Growing Degree Days in Kansas

Growing Degree Days in KansasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°FNowNowWichitaWichitaLawrenceLawrenceGoodlandGoodland
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, where growing degree days are defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature (50°F in this case).

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Kansas

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in KansasJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh7.22.47.8NowNowWichitaWichitaLawrenceLawrenceGoodlandGoodland
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter.
Solar Energy (kWh)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wichita 2.83.64.86.06.67.07.16.45.44.23.02.4
Lawrence 2.53.44.65.76.46.86.96.25.23.92.72.2
Goodland 2.83.85.16.47.17.77.46.65.64.33.02.5

This report illustrates the typical weather for Wichita, Lawrence, and Goodland year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

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