The best times to visit Colby for ideal weather are
April 30th to July 8th
August 13th to October 7th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Colby Travel Guide
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Weather in Colby
Average temperatures in Colby vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 36th 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 Colby, 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 94.8°F (34.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 61.5°F (16.4°C) at night.
Colby Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Colby Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Colby Perceived Temperature (F)
Colby Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Colby 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Colby are January, December, and then November. 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 May with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of May 21st.
When can you find snow in Colby? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to late January. The best time to ski (if at all) in Colby is often around around December 3rd when fresh powder is deepest. 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 Colby.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Colby (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Colby has some comfortably humid months, with slightly drier months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is March (42% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (52.5%).
Wind in Colby is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by May and March. April’s average wind speed of around 12.5 knots (14.4 MPH or 23.2 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 24.9 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Colby.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||10.4||Gentle breeze||18.4||Strong breeze|
|Feb||10.7||Gentle breeze||18.9||Strong breeze|
|Mar||11.1||Significant breeze||19.7||Strong breeze|
|Apr||12.5||Significant breeze||22.4||Very strong breeze|
|May||11.3||Significant breeze||20.8||Strong breeze|
|Jun||10.3||Gentle breeze||20.7||Strong breeze|
|Jul||9.1||Gentle breeze||18||Strong breeze|
|Aug||9||Gentle breeze||17.8||Strong breeze|
|Sep||9.4||Gentle breeze||17||Strong breeze|
|Oct||10.1||Gentle breeze||17.8||Strong breeze|
|Nov||9.9||Gentle breeze||17.7||Strong breeze|
|Dec||10||Gentle breeze||17.5||Strong breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Colby?
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 Colby, KS, US is August, followed by April and July. 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 Colby 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
Overall Colby Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 84.8°F (29.3°C) and 50.5°F (10.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second 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 the most precipitation with 5 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Colby, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 88.4°F (31.3°C) and 54.2°F (12.3°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 3 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 Colby to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 50.5°F (10.3°C) and 41.2°F (5.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.