Average Weather in King City Missouri, United States
In King City, the summers are warm, humid, and wet; the winters are freezing, dry, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 19°F to 87°F and is rarely below 1°F or above 96°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit King City for warm-weather activities is from late May to mid September.
The hot season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 27 to September 18, with an average daily high temperature above 77°F. The hottest day of the year is July 20, with an average high of 87°F and low of 68°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 28 to February 26, with an average daily high temperature below 46°F. The coldest day of the year is January 6, with an average low of 19°F and high of 36°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
In King City, 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 King City begins around June 9 and lasts for 4.6 months, ending around October 28. On August 26, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 71% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 29% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 28 and lasts for 7.4 months, ending around June 9. On February 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 52% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 48% 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 King City varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.8 months, from March 31 to September 24, with a greater than 26% 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 24 to March 31. The smallest chance of a wet day is 8% 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 in King City changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 11 months, from February 3 to December 20. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 43% on June 7.
Snow alone is the most common for 1.5 months, from December 20 to February 3. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 5% on December 23.
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. King City experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 11 months, from February 2 to December 29, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 1, with an average total accumulation of 4.7 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 1.1 months, from December 29 to February 2. The least rain falls around January 13, 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. King City experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from November 15 to March 23, 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 17, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.7 months, from March 23 to November 15. The least snow falls around July 24, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in King City varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 19 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 15 hours, 1 minute of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:48 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 1 minute later at 7:49 AM on November 3. The earliest sunset is at 4:52 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 59 minutes later at 8:51 PM on June 27.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in King City 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
King City experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from May 29 to September 19, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 16% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is July 22, with muggy conditions 64% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is December 11, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in King City experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.4 months, from October 11 to May 24, with average wind speeds of more than 10.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is April 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.6 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.6 months, from May 24 to October 11. 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 King City varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 8.4 months, from April 2 to December 15, with a peak percentage of 50% on July 5. The wind is most often from the north for 3.6 months, from December 15 to April 2, with a peak percentage of 33% on January 1.
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in King City 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 King City for general outdoor tourist activities is from late May to mid 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 King City for hot-weather activities is from late June to mid August, with a peak score in the third 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 in King City typically lasts for 6.0 months (184 days), from around April 13 to around October 14, rarely starting before March 25 or after May 1, and rarely ending before September 25 or after November 3.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in King City should appear around March 29, only rarely appearing before March 16 or after April 19.
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 24, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 3, with an average of 7.0 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from November 3 to February 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 2.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of King City are 40.051 deg latitude, -94.524 deg longitude, and 1,043 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of King City contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 121 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,054 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (312 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (620 feet).
The area within 2 miles of King City is covered by cropland (96%), within 10 miles by cropland (94%), and within 50 miles by cropland (88%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in King City, 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in King City.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and King 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 King City is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between King City and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Rosecrans Memorial Airport (38%, 46 kilometers, southwest); Midwest National Air Center (16%, 82 kilometers, south); Lamoni Municipal Airport (16%, 83 kilometers, northeast); Chillicothe, Chillicothe Agri-Science Center (15%, 85 kilometers, east); and Schenck Field Airport (15%, 86 kilometers, northwest).
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .