Author: Mary Knapp

As we’ve seen this year, temperatures in February can vary wildly in KS. Lebanon holds the state’s all-time lowest temperature, set on February 13, 1905 when the temperature plummeted to -40 degrees. While February doesn’t hold the all-time WARMEST temperature, it still has seen some very warm readings. Hays, Ashland and Ness City share the February record high of 91 °F, set on February 19, 2016. State-wide average warmest February was 45.1 degrees in 1930; the coldest was 19.0 degrees in 1899. Precipitation can also vary greatly in February. The wettest February was in 1911, when the state-wide average precipitation was 3.49 inches. The driest February occurred in 2006 when the state-wide average precipitation was just 0.01 inches.

Figure 1. Mist (WDL archives)

Mary Knapp, Weather Data Library