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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTED THUNDERSTORM DAYS...ADDED NARRATIVE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
309 PM CST TUE NOV 4 2014

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...THE WICHITA MID CONTINENT KS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1888 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              97   10/01/2006
 LOW               14   10/30/1917
HIGHEST            91   10/25                         90  10/04
                        10/07
                        10/01
LOWEST             30   10/31                         29  10/27
                                                          10/19
AVG. MAXIMUM     75.8              69.7     6.1     70.9
AVG. MINIMUM     49.5              46.9     2.6     45.8
MEAN             62.7              58.3     4.4     58.4
DAYS MAX >= 90      4               0.4     3.6        1
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      1               1.2    -0.2        4
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         9.42   1998
 MINIMUM         0.00   1958
                        1952
TOTALS           1.41              2.78   -1.37     3.05
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.09   -0.04     0.10
DAYS >= .01         6               7.0    -1.0        8
DAYS >= .10         4               4.1    -0.1        6
DAYS >= .50         1               1.8    -0.8        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.8    -0.8        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.71   10/12 TO 10/13


SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            2.5   1905

TOTALS            0.0               0.1    -0.1        T
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.1    -0.1        T
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   10/31 TO 10/31                 T

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     142               243    -101      249
 SINCE 7/1        163               286    -123      254
COOLING TOTAL      78                35      43       51
 SINCE 1/1       1849              1684     165     1778
.................................................................

WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/340    DATE  10/03
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    45/340    DATE  10/03

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           11
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             15
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          5

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     59

WEATHER CONDITIONS...NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM               1     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                 2     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN                 7     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN           0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                 0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                 0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                      12

-  INDICATES NEGATIVE NUMBERS.
R  INDICATES RECORD WAS SET OR TIED.
MM INDICATES DATA IS MISSING.
T  INDICATES TRACE AMOUNT.

&&

...WICHITA RECORDED ITS WARMEST OCTOBER SINCE 1963...

OCTOBER 2014 PROVED TO BE QUITE A BIT WARMER THAN NORMAL ACROSS MUCH
OF THE REGION...WITH BIG VARIATIONS IN PRECIPITATION. MOST LOCATIONS
WERE 2 TO 4 DEGREES WARMER THAN THE OFFICIAL 1981-2010 NORMAL...WITH
POCKETS CLOSE TO 5 DEGREES WARMER THAN NORMAL. WICHITA RECORDED ITS
16TH WARMEST OCTOBER SINCE 1888...AND ITS WARMEST SINCE 1963. FOUR
DAYS DURING THE MONTH MET OR EXCEEDED 90 DEGREES AT MID-CONTINENT
AIRPORT...WHICH WAS ONLY THE 5TH OCTOBER SINCE 1888 TO HAVE AT LEAST
FOUR DAYS MEET OR EXCEED THE 90 DEGREE MARK.

PRECIPITATION-WISE...THERE WERE BIG VARIATIONS DURING THE MONTH. ON
THE HIGH SIDE...FAR SOUTHEAST KANSAS RECORDED MONTHLY TOTALS RANGING
FROM 6 TO 8 INCHES...WHICH WAS AROUND 200 PERCENT OF NORMAL. MUCH OF
CENTRAL KANSAS WAS NEAR TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL...WHILE PORTIONS OF
SOUTH-CENTRAL KANSAS WERE ONLY 50 TO 70 PERCENT OF NORMAL. IN
FACT...PORTIONS OF SOUTH-CENTRAL KANSAS NEAR THE OKLAHOMA BORDER
WERE LESS THAN 50 PERCENT OF NORMAL.

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