Average Weather at Clay Center Municipal Airport Kansas, United States
At Clay Center Municipal Airport, the summers are hot, humid, wet, and mostly clear and the winters are very cold, dry, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 23°F to 97°F and is rarely below 8°F or above 107°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Clay Center Municipal Airport for warm-weather activities are from mid May to late June and from mid August to early October.
The hot season lasts for 3.4 months, from June 3 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 87°F. The hottest day of the year is July 20, with an average high of 97°F and low of 74°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 25 to February 26, with an average daily high temperature below 54°F. The coldest day of the year is January 4, with an average low of 23°F and high of 43°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
At Clay Center Municipal Airport, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year at Clay Center Municipal Airport begins around June 3 and lasts for 5.1 months, ending around November 7. On August 27, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 73% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 27% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 7 and lasts for 6.9 months, ending around June 3. On February 13, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 49% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 51% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Clay Center Municipal Airport varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.8 months, from April 6 to September 30, with a greater than 24% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 43% on June 7.
The drier season lasts 6.2 months, from September 30 to April 6. The smallest chance of a wet day is 6% on January 12.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 43% on June 7.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Clay Center Municipal Airport experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 11 months, from January 31 to December 27, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around May 30, with an average total accumulation of 4.3 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 1.1 months, from December 27 to January 31. The least rain falls around January 12, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent quantity of snowfall at Clay Center Municipal Airport does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 0.1 inches of 0.1 inches throughout.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day at Clay Center Municipal Airport varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 23 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 57 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:01 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 58 minutes later at 7:58 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 5:04 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 55 minutes later at 8:59 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Clay Center Municipal Airport during 2018, starting in the spring on March 11, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 4.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
Clay Center Municipal Airport experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from May 28 to September 18, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 15% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 24, with muggy conditions 62% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 8, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed at Clay Center Municipal Airport experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from February 9 to May 24, with average wind speeds of more than 11.0 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.9 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.5 months, from May 24 to February 9. The calmest day of the year is August 7, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Clay Center Municipal Airport varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 7.9 months, from April 1 to November 27, with a peak percentage of 58% on July 5. The wind is most often from the north for 4.1 months, from November 27 to April 1, with a peak percentage of 37% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Clay Center Municipal Airport throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Clay Center Municipal Airport for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid May to late June and from mid August to early October, with a peak score in the third week of September.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Clay Center Municipal Airport for hot-weather activities is from mid June to early September, with a peak score in the second week of July.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
The growing season at Clay Center Municipal Airport typically lasts for 6.8 months (208 days), from around April 5 to around October 30, rarely starting before March 17 or after April 23, and rarely ending before October 12 or after November 18.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Clay Center Municipal Airport should appear around March 8, only rarely appearing before February 24 or after March 29.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.8 months, from April 28 to August 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 7, with an average of 7.2 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from November 4 to February 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 20, with an average of 2.2 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
This report illustrates the typical weather at Clay Center Municipal Airport, 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
Clay Center Municipal Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.
In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.
The stations on which we may fall back include but are not limited to Marshall Army Airfield, Manhattan Regional Airport, Blosser Municipal Airport, Salina Municipal Airport, Beatrice Municipal Airport, Hebron Municipal Airport, Emporia Municipal Airport, and Newton City-County Airport.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .