Average Weather in Goddard Kansas, United States
In Goddard, the summers are hot, humid, 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 103°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Goddard for warm-weather activities is from mid May to late September.
The hot season lasts for 3.4 months, from June 3 to September 16, 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 71°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 25 to February 24, with an average daily high temperature below 52°F. The coldest day of the year is January 6, with an average low of 23°F and high of 42°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
Average Hourly Temperature
In Goddard, 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 Goddard begins around June 8 and lasts for 5.0 months, ending around November 7. On July 9, 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 7.0 months, ending around June 8. On February 11, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 47% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 53% 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 Goddard varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.6 months, from April 8 to September 26, with a greater than 23% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 41% on June 7.
The drier season lasts 6.4 months, from September 26 to April 8. 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 Goddard changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 11 months, from January 19 to December 31. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 41% on June 7.
Snow alone is the most common for 2.7 weeks, from December 31 to January 19. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 3% on January 24.
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. Goddard experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 11 months, from January 29 to December 26, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 3, with an average total accumulation of 4.4 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 1.1 months, from December 26 to January 29. 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. Goddard experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.1 months, from November 21 to March 24, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around January 30, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.3 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.9 months, from March 24 to November 21. The least snow falls around July 23, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Goddard varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 33 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 6:08 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 49 minutes later at 7:57 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 5:11 PM on December 6, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 44 minutes later at 8:55 PM on June 28.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Goddard 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
Goddard experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from May 22 to September 22, 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 58% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 31, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Goddard experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from February 18 to May 26, with average wind speeds of more than 11.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.8 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.7 months, from May 26 to February 18. The calmest day of the year is August 6, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Goddard varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 8.7 months, from March 10 to December 2, with a peak percentage of 66% on July 5. The wind is most often from the north for 3.3 months, from December 2 to March 10, with a peak percentage of 40% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Goddard 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 Goddard for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid May to late September, with a peak score in the first 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 Goddard for hot-weather activities is from late June to early September, with a peak score in the third week of July.
The growing season in Goddard typically lasts for 6.8 months (209 days), from around April 5 to around October 31, rarely starting before March 18 or after April 22, and rarely ending before October 11 or after November 18.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Goddard should appear around March 13, only rarely appearing before February 28 or after April 4.
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 24 to August 22, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 8, with an average of 7.3 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from November 6 to February 8, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 2.4 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Goddard are 37.660 deg latitude, -97.575 deg longitude, and 1,437 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Goddard is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 72 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,448 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (279 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (791 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Goddard is covered by cropland (68%) and grassland (29%), within 10 miles by cropland (69%) and grassland (21%), and within 50 miles by cropland (55%) and grassland (42%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Goddard, 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 Goddard.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Goddard 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 Goddard is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Goddard and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Wichita Mid-Continent Airport (85%, 13 kilometers, east); Hutchinson Municipal Airport (11%, 52 kilometers, northwest); and Medicine Lodge, Medicine Lodge (4.4%, 96 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .