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Dangerous Heat in the Western U.S.; Heavy Rain and Flooding Potential in the Southern Rockies and Southwest

Widespread high temperatures in the 90s with heat indices exceeding 100 degrees will persist across the western U.S. this weekend into the week. There are fire weather concerns in the Pacific Northwest and the Great Basin. Monsoon conditions continue to linger across the Southern Rockies and Southwest posing a heavy rainfall threat which may lead to additional flash flooding concerns. Read More >

Annual Climate Normals

(Official 1991-2020 Data Period)

 

Temperature (°F)  Dodge City  Garden City   Hays   Liberal 
Average Daily Maximum 69.4 69.2 67.5 70.2
Average Daily Minimum 42.5 39.8 41.0 41.1
Average Daily Mean 56.0 54.5 54.3 55.8
Precipitation (Inches) Dodge City Garden City Hays Liberal
Average Precipitation 22.00 19.55 24.4 21.1
Average Snowfall 19.1 15.6 15.8 16.9
Number of Days Dodge City Garden City Hays Liberal
Max 100 Degrees or Warmer 14 15 15 16
Max 90 Degrees or Warmer 71 72 66 79
Max 32 Degrees or Colder 19 20 25 15
Min 70 Degrees or Warmer 17 6 18 9
Min 32 Degrees or Colder 128 146 138 127
Min 0 Degrees or Colder 2 4 5 2
Precipitation 0.01" or Greater 74 66 74 53
Precipitation 0.10" or Greater 41 38 44 38
Precipitation 0.50" or Greater 14 13 16 13
Precipitation 1.00" or Greater 5 4 5 5
Snowfall 0.1" or Greater 13 10 11 7
Snowfall 1.0" or Greater 6 6 5 5
Snowfall 3.0" or Greater 2 2 2 2
Snowfall 5.0" or Greater 1 1 1 1
Thunderstorm Days 37 N/A N/A N/A
Dense Fog Days 19 N/A N/A N/A
First/Last Dates Dodge City Garden City Hays Liberal
Average First Fall 32°F Oct 16 Oct 14 Oct 11 Oct 22
Average First Fall 28°F Oct 26 Oct 21 Oct 22 Oct 31
Average Last Spring 32°F Apr 20 Apr 29 Apr 27 Apr 15
Average Last Spring 28°F Apr 10 Apr 16 Mar 13 Apr 5
Average First 90°F May 2 Apr 23 Apr 28 Apr 18
Average First 100°F Jun 23 Jun 12 Jun 16 Jun 9
Average Last 90°F Oct 6 Oct 9 Oct 4 Oct 8
Average Last 100°F Aug 30 Aug 29 Aug 26 Aug 26
Wind Dodge City Garden City Hays Liberal
Average Wind Speed (mph) 12.3 N/A N/A N/A
Average Wind Direction

SSW (190°)

N/A N/A N/A
Sunshine Dodge City Garden City Hays Liberal
Average Sunshine 65% N/A N/A N/A
Degree Days (Base 65°F) Dodge City Garden City Hays Liberal
Heating Degree Days 4551 N/A N/A N/A
Cooling Degree Days 1747 N/A N/A N/A