Department of Agronomy
Weather Data Library Logo

Recent Climate Records

                Extreme Values for Selected Cities
                (Temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit,
                 Precipitation in inches)
                 High               Low            Annual Pcp
Dodge City      109 Jul 1986     -21 Dec 1989     32.76   1951
Goodland        111 Jul 1940     -27 Dec 1989     27.98   1993
Topeka          110 Aug 1984     -26 Dec 1989     60.89   1973
Concordia       109 Jul 1980     -26 Dec 1989     44.79   1993
Wichita         113 Jul 1954     -21 Feb 1982     41.96   1973
Ashland         114 Jul 1911     -19 Jan 1988     40.53   1949
Columbus        117 Jul 1954     -28 Feb 1905     67.02   1985
Elkhart         110 Jul 1934     -22 Jan 1984     29.74   1941
Hays            117 Jul 1938     -26 Feb 1905     43.34   1951
Horton          112 Aug 1936     -30 Jan 1947     62.64   1951
Independence    116 Aug 1936     -23 Feb 1905     60.29   1908
Manhattan       116 Jul 1936     -31 Jan 1947     60.38   1951
McPherson       117 Jul 1936     -22 Feb 1905     49.12   1951
Medicine Lodge  118 Jul 1936     -22 Feb 1905     42.51   1923
Minneapolis     119 Aug 1936     -28 Feb 1905     55.46   1951
Ottawa          118 Jul 1954     -28 Feb 1905     61.24   1951
Phillipsburg    120 Jul 1936     -28 Dec 1989     40.92   1993
Tribune         108 Jul 1936     -27 Feb 1905     33.39   1915
Winfield        118 Aug 1936     -27 Feb 1905     50.02   1961
State-wide Records:
Lowest Temperature              -40 oF  Lebanon     February 13, 1905
Highest Temperature             121 oF  Fredonia    July 18, 1936
                                121 oF  Near Alton  July 24, 1936
Greatest Annual Precipitation   71.99 inches  Hiawatha, 1973