The best times to visit Atchison for ideal weather are

April 16th to June 3rd

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Atchison Travel Info

Weather in Atchison


Average temperatures in Atchison vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 34th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Atchison, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 90.2°F (32.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 68.6°F (20.3°C) at night.

Atchison Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Atchison Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Atchison Perceived Temperature (F)


Atchison Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Atchison Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 38.6 25.9 15.5
Feb 39.7 27.9 18.3
Mar 57.6 43.8 33.2
Apr 67.8 54.1 42.5
May 77.6 65.3 53.8
Jun 86.4 75 64.5
Jul 89 78 67.3
Aug 87.5 75.9 64.9
Sep 80.3 67.1 55.4
Oct 69.5 55.2 42.7
Nov 55.6 42.7 31.8
Dec 41.5 30.1 20.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 3.7 -3.4 -9.2
Feb 4.3 -2.3 -7.6
Mar 14.2 6.6 0.7
Apr 19.9 12.3 5.8
May 25.3 18.5 12.1
Jun 30.2 23.9 18.1
Jul 31.7 25.6 19.6
Aug 30.8 24.4 18.3
Sep 26.8 19.5 13
Oct 20.8 12.9 5.9
Nov 13.1 5.9 -0.1
Dec 5.3 -1.1 -6.2



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Atchison are January, February, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late April with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of April 23rd.

When can you find snow in Atchison? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Atchison.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Atchison (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 5% 0 0.4
Feb 10% 0 1.1
Mar 15% 0 2.5
Apr 22% 0 3.4
May 24% 0 5
Jun 28% 0 5.9
Jul 14% 0 3
Aug 12% 0 2.8
Sep 16% 0 3.3
Oct 17% 0 3.3
Nov 12% 0 1.9
Dec 11% 0 1.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 5 0 1
Feb 10 0 2.8
Mar 15 0 6.4
Apr 22 0 8.6
May 24 0 12.7
Jun 28 0 15
Jul 14 0 7.6
Aug 12 0 7.1
Sep 16 0 8.4
Oct 17 0 8.4
Nov 12 0 4.8
Dec 11 0 4.3


Humidity and Wind

Atchison has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (51% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (66%).

Wind in Atchison is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by March and May. April’s average wind speed of around 9.2 knots (10.5 MPH or 17 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early April where average top sustained speeds reach 17.9 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Atchison.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 8 Gentle breeze 15.9 Significant breeze
Feb 8 Gentle breeze 15.5 Significant breeze
Mar 8.8 Gentle breeze 16.7 Significant breeze
Apr 9.2 Gentle breeze 17.5 Strong breeze
May 8.1 Gentle breeze 16.2 Significant breeze
Jun 7.3 Gentle breeze 16.1 Significant breeze
Jul 5.5 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
Aug 5.1 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Sep 5.6 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Oct 6.8 Light breeze 14.2 Significant breeze
Nov 8.1 Gentle breeze 15.8 Significant breeze
Dec 7.5 Gentle breeze 14.8 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 57.2%
Feb 58.4%
Mar 54.4%
Apr 51%
May 55.3%
Jun 60.3%
Jul 61.5%
Aug 64%
Sep 62.1%
Oct 54.8%
Nov 56.1%
Dec 66%


Is it Safe to Travel to Atchison?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Atchison, KS, US is July, followed by December and March. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Atchison in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 40.6 in November means 40.6% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Atchison Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 82.7°F (28.2°C) and 41.8°F (5.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 7 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 4 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Atchison, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 82.2°F (27.9°C) and 48.4°F (9.1°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 5 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Atchison to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 42.2°F (5.7°C) and 36.6°F (2.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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