Author: Mary Knapp

Back to school weather has been on the cool side. You might wonder “How cold can it get in August?” Despite the chill, freezing temperatures haven’t been recorded in Kansas in August. The coldest reading reported was 33 °F, at both Alton and St. Francis on August 25, 1910. Not surprisingly as you head east and south, that record threshold is a little warmer. The coldest August reading at Coffeyville is 52 °F. It was set on August 31, 2009. High temperatures can be on the cool side as well. The coldest maximum temperature reported in Kansas for August is 55 °F, reported on August 20, 1950 at Syracuse and again on August 15, 1979 at Colby.

Figure 1. Temperature outlook (CPC)

Mary Knapp, Weather Data Library