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Missouri Climate & Weather

Missouri Climate and Weather

The Missouri climate is generally continental, but there are regional variations. For instance, the southeast tends to be warmer than the northwest. Summers are long and hot and winters are long and cold, with spring and autumn brief but pleasant transitional seasons.

Kansas City has an average temperature range of between 26°F (-3°C) in January and 79°F (26°C) in July. There have been recorded extremes of heat and cold in the state, with the lowest ever temperature plunging to -40°F (-40°C) and the highest ever temperature reaching 118°F (48°C).

Snow falls throughout Missouri in winter, with the most occurring in the north, while the southeast experiencing the heaviest precipitation. Tornadoes are common in spring. Rainfall is possible year-round.

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