Kansas's continental climate is highly changeable. The average mean temperature is 55 degrees F . The record high is 121 degrees F and the record low is 40 degrees below zero.
The normal annual precipitation ranges from slightly more than 40 inches in the southeast to as little as 16 inches in the west. The annual mean snowfall ranges from about 36 inches in the extreme northwest to less than 11 inches in the far southeast.
Dodge City is said to be the windiest city in the US, with an average wind speed of 14 mph.