Kansas Annual Temperatures and Records
Avg High Temp
Avg Low Temp
Avg Annual Temp
|Avg # days > 90F||Avg # days < 32F||Record High Temp||Record Low Temp|
|Concordia||64.9||42.4||53.6||50||124||109 / 1980||-26 / 1989|
|Dodge City||67.7||42.7||55.2||66||125||111 / 2012||-21 / 1989|
|Goodland||65.0||37.0||51.0||51||159||109 / 2005||-27 / 1989|
|Topeka||65.6||43.3||54.5||63||110||110 / 1980||-26 / 1989|
|Wichita||67.8||45.5||56.6||54||102||113 / 1954||-21 / 1982|
Kansas Temperature Records
- Hottest temperature ever recorded: 121 F, Alton, north central Kansas, 7/24/1936
- Coldest temperature ever recorded: -40 F, Lebanon, northern Kansas, 2/13/1905
- Hottest location ranked by highest average annual temperature: Coffeyville, southeast Kansas, 54.0 F
- Coldest location ranked by lowest average annual temperature: Colby, northwest Kansas 59.5 F
- The summer of 1980 was the hottest ever in Dodge City, Kansas with an average temperature of 82.6 F
24 daily high temperature records were broken and still stand today.
- For 5 consecutive days - from June 24 through June 28, 2012 - Dodge City, Kansas recorded high temperatures.
of at least 107 F. This broke the previous record of 4 consecutive days set in August, 1936
Annual mean temperatures across Kansas range from 58 degrees Fahrenheit (° F) in the south-central and southeast to 52 in the extreme northwest. Summers are warm, with the majority of the annual precipitation occurring during this period. Winters tend to be cold with an occasional mild spell and moderate snowfall amounts. Sharp temperature changes occur many times during the year. In the winter, over the span of a few days, temperatures can swing from near 60° F to almost 0 then rebound. This type of temperature swing indicates the arrival of an arctic air mass followed by the return of a warm air mass, generally associated with southerly breezes.
Temperatures in excess of 100° F occur on an average of 10 days per year in the east and west and approximately 15 days per year in the central part of Kansas. The average number of subzero days ranges from two in the southeast to 10 in the northwest.
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Data source: National Climatic Data Center