Average Weather in Pratt Kansas, United States
In Pratt, the summers are hot 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 93°F and is rarely below 9°F or above 102°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Pratt for warm-weather activities is from late May to late September.
The hot season lasts for 3.3 months, from June 3 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 83°F. The hottest day of the year is July 20, with an average high of 93°F and low of 69°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 24 to February 25, with an average daily high temperature below 53°F. The coldest day of the year is January 4, with an average low of 23°F and high of 44°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
Average Hourly Temperature
In Pratt, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Pratt begins around June 3 and lasts for 5.1 months, ending around November 8. On July 9, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 74% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 26% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 8 and lasts for 6.9 months, ending around June 3. On February 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 46% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 54% 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 in Pratt varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.2 months, from April 9 to September 15, with a greater than 23% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 40% on June 7.
The drier season lasts 6.8 months, from September 15 to April 9. The smallest chance of a wet day is 6% on January 11.
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 in Pratt changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 11 months, from January 25 to December 19. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 40% on June 7.
Snow alone is the most common for 3.4 weeks, from January 1 to January 25. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 3% on January 25.
Mixed snow and rain is the most common for 1.9 weeks, from December 19 to January 1. The highest chance of a day with mixed snow and rain is 3% on December 21.
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. Pratt experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 11 months, from February 3 to December 21, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 4, with an average total accumulation of 4.1 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 1.4 months, from December 21 to February 3. The least rain falls around January 12, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.
As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Pratt experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.7 months, from November 16 to April 8, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around December 15, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.3 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.3 months, from April 8 to November 16. The least snow falls around July 26, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Pratt varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 34 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 46 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:12 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 49 minutes later at 8:02 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 5:16 PM on December 6, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 44 minutes later at 9:00 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Pratt 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
Pratt experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from May 28 to September 14, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 6% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 24, with muggy conditions 25% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 1, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Pratt experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from February 21 to May 25, with average wind speeds of more than 11.6 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 8, with an average hourly wind speed of 13.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.9 months, from May 25 to February 21. The calmest day of the year is August 6, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Pratt varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 8.4 months, from March 11 to November 22, with a peak percentage of 66% on July 5. The wind is most often from the north for 3.6 months, from November 22 to March 11, with a peak percentage of 41% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Pratt 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 time of year to visit Pratt for general outdoor tourist activities is from late May to late September, with a peak score in the last week of August.
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 Pratt for hot-weather activities is from late June to late August, with a peak score in the third week of July.
The growing season in Pratt typically lasts for 6.5 months (198 days), from around April 11 to around October 25, rarely starting before March 22 or after April 29, and rarely ending before October 3 or after November 14.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Pratt should appear around March 12, only rarely appearing before February 26 or after April 2.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.9 months, from April 23 to August 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 8, with an average of 7.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from November 5 to February 8, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 2.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Pratt are 37.644 deg latitude, -98.738 deg longitude, and 1,900 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Pratt contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 128 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,882 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (364 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,237 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Pratt is covered by grassland (54%), cropland (23%), and artificial surfaces (21%), within 10 miles by cropland (78%) and grassland (22%), and within 50 miles by cropland (52%) and grassland (47%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Pratt, 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Pratt.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Pratt 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 Pratt is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Pratt and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .