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 Wednesday, Dec. 21.
Think: cold AF. KC is predicted to experience typical winter temperatures for the area, but don’t get it twisted. Typical = cold.
Similarly, 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 conditions are expected to remain but improve this season.
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 hours and 29 minutes 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.
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.