August is a hot summer month with moderate rainfall and high humidity in Kansas. Chanute in the east averages between 67°F (19.4°C) to 90°F (32.2°C), while Liberal in the west is between 64°F (17.8°C) to 92°F (33.3°C). The average temperatures across the state are in the hot 61°F (16.1°C) to 92°F (33.3°C) range with an average of 24 days of brilliant sunshine. Rainfall is to the tune of 3" (76mm) to 5" (127mm) in the majority of the state, and the driest parts lie towards the west of Route 83. The eastern part of the state is milder than the west and attracts tourists with many historic sites, trails, and natural reserves. August nights provide fair weather for camping and backpacking trips. The growing season is in full swing as the rain aids in the production of wheat, sorghum, cotton, and soybean. Thunderstorms are common, and tornadoes often sweep the land of the Great Plains. Wear light summer clothes, broad-brimmed hats, and sun goggles during the day in August in Kansas.