Kansas City Weather
by Mrs. Yeager
The Heart of the Country
Kansas City has extreme climate circumstances, ranging through the seasons. Summers can be brutally hot and humid, creating a heat index that feels even 10 degrees warmer than the actual temperature. The hottest temperature on record is 113 degrees in 1936. Spring and summer can bring rain, hail, thunderstorms, and tornadoes in Kansas City, while winters can be extremely cold. Wind chills can easily reach below zero the average snowfall is twelve inches.
The last blizzard to hit Kansas City was in February 2013.
Tornadoes are common in Kansas City. At least one is expected to hit the city each year.
Summers can be very hot and heat waves can threaten those who do not have air conditioning and the elderly. Ozone alerts occur during very hot days in the summer.