Kansas Annual Temperatures and Records

City

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 annual average temperature - 54.25 degrees, 19th warmest state in the U.S.
  • Record Hottest year in Kansas - 2012 / Avg temperature 57.82 degrees
  • Record Coldest year in Kansas - 1912 / Avg temperature 51.83 degrees
  • Kansas average Summer temperature (June, July, August) 76.4 F degrees, 11th warmest U.S. summer state
  • Kansas average Winter temperature (December, January, February) 31.9 F degrees, 25th coldest U.S. winter state  

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. 

 

Kansas precipitation averages and extremes, precipitation and temperature data for all U.S. states and Top 10 U.S. climate extremes
Data source: National Climatic Data Center