Average Annual Precipitation for Kansas





The tables below give yearly averages for rainfall plus snowfall at cities, towns and lakes in Kansas.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives in a year. Most locations also have information on the number of days with wet weather. That includes the days when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The annual precipitation totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010 for the NOAA National Climatic Data Center.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: Eastern, Central and Western Kansas.

Eastern Kansas

Average yearly precipitation
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
Chanute 44.5 1130
95 Fort Scott 45.0 1144
93 Independence 45.1 1144
77 John Redmond Lake 37.5 953
91 Kansas City 39.1 992
96 Lawrence 39.9 1013
92 Leavenworth 42.9 1090
98 Olathe 41.9 1063
99 Perry Lake 39.2 995
96 Pomona Lake 39.5 1003
100 Topeka 36.5 926

Central Kansas

Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
90 Concordia 27.9 708
72 Great Bend 26.7 677
85 Hutchinson 30.6 777
89 Lovewell Reservoir Dam 27.3 693
102 Manhattan 35.6 905
81 Marion Lake 34.3 872
86 Milford Lake 32.9 837
88 Salina 31.5 800
Tallgrass Prairie Preserve 35.7 907
87 Tuttle Creek Lake 33.0 837
88 Wichita 32.6 829
76 Wilson Lake 26.0 661

Western Kansas

Average amount of rain and snow a year
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
73 Colby 20.7 525
77 Dodge City 21.6 549
59 Elkhart 18.3 465
70 Garden City 19.2 486
81 Goodland 19.7 499
79 Keith Sebelius Reservoir 25.8 656
Kirwin Reservoir Dam 25.5 648
58 Liberal 20.3 514
64 Webster Reservoir Dam 24.4 620
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

Kansas Precipitation
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