MC Mobilization Command Kansas City
15303 Andrews Rd, Kansas City, MO 64147
In Kansas City, the summers are hot, muggy, and wet; the winters are very cold, dry, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 24°F to 90°F and is rarely below 7°F or above 99°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.6 months, from May 31 to September 16, with an average daily high temperature above 80°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 90°F and low of 73°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 27 to February 26, with an average daily high temperature below 50°F. The coldest day of the year is January 6, with an average low of 24°F and high of 40°F.
The wetter season lasts 5.9 months, from March 29 to September 25, with a greater than 28% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 45% on June 8.
The drier season lasts 6.1 months, from September 25 to March 29. The smallest chance of a wet day is 10% on January 12.
Cost of Living
Compared to other cities in Missouri and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Kansas City, MO is 90, which is 1% lower than the Missouri average and 10% lower than that for the entire country. The index is comprised of the following criteria: cost of retail goods and services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), cost of public/private transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). Everyday goods and services, along with housing account for 63 percent of the total cost of living index. Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. As seen above, the cost of retail goods and services in Kansas City, MO are 5% higher than the average for Missouri and 3% lower than the rest of the country.
Getting to Know the Area
The Kansas City metropolitan area encompasses counties in both Missouri and Kansas. Clay, Cass, and Jackson in Missouri, and Johnson and Wyandotte in Kansas.
The area is filled with much to explore and experience, including such local attractions as the theme parks Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun, the Kansas City Zoo, Kansas Speedway and local casinos. In addition, there’s Union Station’s theater district and the interactive museum Science City, along with great shopping opportunities at Country Club Plaza — the newly developed Power and Light District in downtown Kansas City — and the new Legends Shopping Center, featuring an 80-acre Nebraska Furniture Mart.
Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the Shawnee Mission Park, the largest park in the country; Cave Spring Interpretive Center, a 36-acre nature park on the Santa Fe Trail; and the Children’s Peace Pavilion together with weekend excursions to City Market, the largest farmers’ market in the Midwest.