Average Weather in October in Kansas City Kansas, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 12°F, from 74°F to 62°F, rarely falling below 48°F or exceeding 85°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 11°F, from 56°F to 45°F, rarely falling below 33°F or exceeding 67°F.
For reference, on July 21, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Kansas City typically range from 73°F to 90°F, while on January 6, the coldest day of the year, they range from 24°F to 40°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in October
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on October. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in October
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The month of October in Kansas City experiences increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 31% to 40%.
The clearest day of the month is October 2, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 69% of the time.
For reference, on February 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 52%, while on August 26, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 72%.
Cloud Cover Categories in October
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Kansas City, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is rapidly decreasing, starting the month at 26% and ending it at 19%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 46% on June 8, and its lowest chance is 10% on January 12.
Probability of Precipitation in October
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Kansas City is decreasing, starting the month at 3.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 7.3 inches or falls below 0.9 inches, and ending the month at 2.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.8 inches or falls below 0.6 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
Over the course of October in Kansas City, the length of the day is rapidly decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 1 hour, 13 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 26 seconds, and weekly decrease of 17 minutes, 0 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 10 hours, 34 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 1, with 11 hours, 46 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October
The earliest sunrise of the month in Kansas City is 7:14 AM on October 1 and the latest sunrise is 30 minutes later at 7:45 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 7:01 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 42 minutes earlier at 6:18 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Kansas City during 2018, but it neither starts nor ends during October, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:52 AM and sets 14 hours, 55 minutes later, at 8:47 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:34 AM and sets 9 hours, 25 minutes later, at 4:59 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Kansas City is decreasing during October, falling from 10% to 1% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 23, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 68% of the time, while on December 2, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in October
The average hourly wind speed in Kansas City is gradually increasing during October, increasing from 10.0 miles per hour to 10.8 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on April 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.6 miles per hour, while on August 7, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in October
Wind Direction in October
The growing season in Kansas City typically lasts for 7.0 months (215 days), from around April 3 to around November 3, rarely starting before March 12 or after April 21, and rarely ending before October 16 or after November 22.
The month of October in Kansas City is more likely than not fully within the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly decreasing from 99% to 59% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in October
The average accumulated growing degree days in Kansas City are increasing during October, increasing by 306°F, from 4,100°F to 4,406°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Kansas City is decreasing during October, falling by 1.4 kWh, from 4.6 kWh to 3.2 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in October
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Kansas City are 39.114 deg latitude, -94.627 deg longitude, and 771 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Kansas City contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 233 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 808 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (377 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (528 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Kansas City is covered by artificial surfaces (100%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (76%) and trees (16%), and within 50 miles by cropland (71%) and trees (15%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Kansas City year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Kansas City.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Kansas City according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Kansas City is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Kansas City and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (94%, 2.7 kilometers, east); Kansas City International Airport (3.9%, 22 kilometers, northwest); and Johnson County Executive Airport (2.4%, 31 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .