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Winter 2024 weather forecast for Kansas City

Prepare for winter weather in KC with these seasonal temperature and precipitation outlooks.

kc winter weather photo

Winter is coming, weather you like it or not.

Photo via Jim Rand

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We know the question on your mind — when’s it going to get cold again?

Thanks to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, we know what temperatures and precipitation trends to expect in our city for December, January, and February.

While exact weather conditions typically can’t be predicted more than a week in advance, here’s a seasonal outlook to help you prepare for what winter will bring.

Reminder: The first day of winter is on Thursday, Dec. 21.

A seasonal temperature outlook with a graph of the United States withe certain states highlighted in different shades of orange.

Here’s what you can expect this winter.

Graphic via NOAA

Temperature

Think warm. KC is predicted to experience above normal winter temperatures for the area, but don’t get it twisted — warmer than usual doesn’t mean warm.

Precipitation

Expect average precipitation. KC is predicted to have average snow and rainfall amounts this winter — so maybe click save for later in the Amazon cart for the professional snowblower you’ve been eyeing.

Drought

Drought conditions are expected to persist throughout this season.

December’s Deal

Typically in KC, December’s temperatures fluctuate between an average high of 41.7° and an average low of 25.5°. It is the month with the most snowfall, with 2.5 total days and 4.41 inches of accumulated snow. Heads up — with an average of nine and a half hours of daylight, December also has the shortest days of the year.

Jump into January

January, like December, is a wintry month in KC, with an average high temperature of 39.6°F and an average low-temperature of 22.5°F. As you can probably imagine, this makes January the coldest month. This is also the month with the least rainfall, accounting for only 4.8 days.

February’s Forecast

This is the last full month of winter, but it is a frosty one, with an average high-temperature of 44.6°F and an average low of 26.2°F. The average sunshine duration in February is 6.2 hours, with an average day length of 10 hours and 46 minutes.

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