The best times to visit Western Kansas for ideal weather are
April 23rd to June 17th
August 20th to October 14th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Western Kansas Travel Guide
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Weather in Western Kansas
Average temperatures in Western Kansas vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice between summer and winter. The temperatures feel cold for about half the year, and too hot for part of the year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 38th 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 Western Kansas, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 95.5°F (35.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66.8°F (19.3°C) at night.
Western Kansas Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Western Kansas 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.
Western Kansas Perceived Temperature (F)
Western Kansas Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Western Kansas 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 Western Kansas are January, November, 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 late January. For example, on the week of January 22nd 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 Western Kansas? 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 Western Kansas.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Western Kansas (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
Western Kansas has some comfortably humid months, with slightly drier months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is March (43.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (54.8%).
Wind in Western Kansas is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by May and March. April’s average wind speed of around 12.7 knots (14.6 MPH or 23.5 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 23.4 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Western Kansas.
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||9.8||Gentle breeze||17.8||Strong breeze|
|Feb||10.6||Gentle breeze||19.1||Strong breeze|
|Mar||11.4||Significant breeze||20||Strong breeze|
|Apr||12.7||Significant breeze||22.5||Very strong breeze|
|May||11.7||Significant breeze||21.2||Strong breeze|
|Jun||11.2||Significant breeze||21.2||Strong breeze|
|Jul||9.5||Gentle breeze||18.3||Strong breeze|
|Aug||9.3||Gentle breeze||17.7||Strong breeze|
|Sep||10.1||Gentle breeze||17.8||Strong breeze|
|Oct||10.5||Gentle breeze||18.6||Strong breeze|
|Nov||10.3||Gentle breeze||18.8||Strong breeze|
|Dec||10||Gentle breeze||17.8||Strong breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Western Kansas?
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 Western Kansas, the United States 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 Western Kansas 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 Western Kansas Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 87.5°F (30.8°C) and 52.7°F (11.5°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 4 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 4 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Western Kansas, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 87.9°F (31.1°C) and 53.5°F (11.9°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 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 Western Kansas to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 52.7°F (11.5°C) and 39.2°F (4°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 1 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.