The best times to visit Russell for ideal weather are

April 16th to June 17th


September 3rd to November 4th

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



Other Russell Travel Info

Weather in Russell


Average temperatures in Russell 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 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 Russell, 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 96°F (35.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 68°F (20°C) at night.

Russell Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Russell 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.

Russell Perceived Temperature (F)


Russell Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Russell 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 43 28.9 18
Feb 46 31.2 20.1
Mar 61.1 44.7 32.3
Apr 68.7 53.4 41.2
May 78.8 64.1 51.8
Jun 90.4 75.9 63.2
Jul 94.2 79.6 67
Aug 91.7 77.5 65.3
Sep 83.8 68.9 56.9
Oct 71.3 55.8 43.4
Nov 58.1 42.7 30.4
Dec 43 30 20.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 6.1 -1.7 -7.8
Feb 7.8 -0.4 -6.6
Mar 16.2 7.1 0.2
Apr 20.4 11.9 5.1
May 26 17.8 11
Jun 32.4 24.4 17.3
Jul 34.6 26.4 19.4
Aug 33.2 25.3 18.5
Sep 28.8 20.5 13.8
Oct 21.8 13.2 6.3
Nov 14.5 5.9 -0.9
Dec 6.1 -1.1 -6.6



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Russell 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 mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of June 11th.

When can you find snow in Russell? 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 Russell.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 2% 0 0.2
Feb 4% 0 0.5
Mar 7% 0 0.9
Apr 14% 0 1.9
May 20% 0 3.5
Jun 16% 0 3.1
Jul 18% 0 3.5
Aug 15% 0 3.3
Sep 14% 0 2.8
Oct 12% 0 1.9
Nov 6% 0 0.7
Dec 5% 0 0.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 2 0 0.5
Feb 4 0 1.3
Mar 7 0 2.3
Apr 14 0 4.8
May 20 0 8.9
Jun 16 0 7.9
Jul 18 0 8.9
Aug 15 0 8.4
Sep 14 0 7.1
Oct 12 0 4.8
Nov 6 0 1.8
Dec 5 0 2


Humidity and Wind

Russell has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is March (49.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (60.7%).

Wind in Russell is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by March and May. April’s average wind speed of around 12.6 knots (14.5 MPH or 23.3 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 22.2 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 10.2 Gentle breeze 17.8 Strong breeze
Feb 10.4 Gentle breeze 17.9 Strong breeze
Mar 11.6 Significant breeze 19.4 Strong breeze
Apr 12.6 Significant breeze 21.3 Strong breeze
May 11.3 Significant breeze 19.9 Strong breeze
Jun 11.2 Significant breeze 20 Strong breeze
Jul 9.7 Gentle breeze 17.6 Strong breeze
Aug 9.6 Gentle breeze 17.7 Strong breeze
Sep 10.2 Gentle breeze 17 Strong breeze
Oct 10.6 Gentle breeze 17.8 Strong breeze
Nov 11 Significant breeze 19 Strong breeze
Dec 10.3 Gentle breeze 17.3 Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 54.6%
Feb 55.1%
Mar 49.2%
Apr 49.7%
May 54.1%
Jun 52.1%
Jul 51%
Aug 53.7%
Sep 52.9%
Oct 49.9%
Nov 49.9%
Dec 60.7%


Is it Safe to Travel to Russell?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Dec 04, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Russell, KS, US is June, followed by May 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 Russell 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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 38.9 in November means 38.9% of the tourists vs. June.



Overall Russell Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 84.4°F (29.1°C) and 47.5°F (8.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 2 to 6 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 about 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Russell, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 86.9°F (30.5°C) and 52.2°F (11.2°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 4 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 Russell to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 49.6°F (9.8°C) and 37.9°F (3.3°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.


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