Average Weather in Garnett Kansas, United States
In Garnett, the summers are hot, muggy, and wet; the winters are short, very cold, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 23°F to 89°F and is rarely below 7°F or above 98°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Garnett for warm-weather activities is from late May to late September.
The hot season lasts for 3.5 months, from June 2 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 80°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 89°F and low of 70°F.
The cold season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 27 to February 25, with an average daily high temperature below 50°F. The coldest day of the year is January 6, with an average low of 23°F and high of 41°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
Average Hourly Temperature
In Garnett, 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 in Garnett begins around June 8 and lasts for 4.8 months, ending around November 2. On August 27, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 72% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 28% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 2 and lasts for 7.2 months, ending around June 8. On February 11, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 50% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 50% 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 Garnett varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.6 months, from April 8 to September 25, with a greater than 28% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 45% on June 8.
The drier season lasts 6.4 months, from September 25 to April 8. The smallest chance of a wet day is 11% 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 45% on June 8.
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. Garnett experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Garnett. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 2, with an average total accumulation of 5.2 inches.
The least rain falls around January 14, with an average total accumulation of 0.6 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. Garnett experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from November 19 to March 20, 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 0.4 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 8.0 months, from March 20 to November 19. The least snow falls around July 19, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Garnett varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 30 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 50 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:56 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 52 minutes later at 7:49 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 5:00 PM on December 6, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 48 minutes later at 8:48 PM on June 28.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Garnett 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
Garnett 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 18% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 23, with muggy conditions 71% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 4, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Garnett experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.2 months, from October 13 to May 21, with average wind speeds of more than 10.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.8 months, from May 21 to October 13. The calmest day of the year is August 7, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Garnett varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 9.3 months, from March 12 to December 22, with a peak percentage of 59% on July 5. The wind is most often from the north for 2.7 months, from December 22 to March 12, with a peak percentage of 35% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Garnett 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 Garnett 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 Garnett 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 Garnett typically lasts for 6.7 months (206 days), from around April 6 to around October 28, rarely starting before March 19 or after April 22, and rarely ending before October 12 or after November 16.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Garnett should appear around March 17, only rarely appearing before March 3 or after April 6.
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 29 to August 26, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.1 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 9, with an average of 7.0 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from November 5 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
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Garnett are 38.281 deg latitude, -95.242 deg longitude, and 1,024 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Garnett contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 161 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,030 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (348 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (581 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Garnett is covered by cropland (59%), artificial surfaces (26%), and grassland (15%), within 10 miles by cropland (62%) and grassland (29%), and within 50 miles by cropland (62%) and grassland (25%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Garnett, 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Garnett.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Garnett 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 Garnett is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Garnett and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: New Century AirCenter (29%, 69 kilometers, northeast); Chanute Martin Johnson Airport (27%, 71 kilometers, south); Forbes Field Airport (22%, 83 kilometers, northwest); and Emporia Municipal Airport (22%, 83 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .