The climate of Kansas (United
States of America)
Kansas is located centrally in the United States of America. It is the
34th state. The state was named after the Kansa Native American tribe.
The tribe’s name is said to mean ‘People of the south wind’. The
Kansas River flows through the state. According to several researches
Kansas is the flattest state in America. However, other reports
question this. Besides many grasslands and forests several rock
formations and hills can be found in Kansas. Kansas has three climate
types. The largest part of the state has a warm continental climate
with (very) warm summers and cool winters. Spring and fall are much
more erratic. The southwestern part of the state has a steppe climate
with low precipitation figures (400-500 millimeters of annual
precipitation). Several other regions have a warm Mediterranean
climate. Within Kansas large differences in annual precipitation
figures can be recorded (400-1,200 millimeters). Large differences in
the amount of snowfall can be recorded as well (10cm-1 meter per
year). Kansas is known for heavy thunderstorms which may even form a
super cell. Extreme thunder storms may eventually lead to a tornado.
This phenomenon is not uncommon in Kansas.
Climate information of places in Kansas
The climate information given on this page is only brief. Specific
information on weather and climate can be found on the pages per
region or city. The following climate information is available for
Throughout Kansas several climate figures and temperatures can be
recorded. The figures below are for Topeka and cannot be seen as an
average for this state. For climate figures for other places and
regions in Kansas please, visit the individual climate pages.
More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of
the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time.
How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can
often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate
information per month. The figures below apply to Topeka. For climate
figures on specific regions and places please, visit the relevant
individual climate pages.
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