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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
534 PM CST FRI DEC 1 2017

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...THE SALINA KS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1894 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              89   11/08/2006
 LOW               -5   11/28/1952
HIGHEST            87   11/24                         82  11/16
LOWEST             20   11/22                         20  11/19
AVG. MAXIMUM     59.6              54.9     4.7     64.3
AVG. MINIMUM     35.1              32.9     2.2     38.1
MEAN             47.4              43.9     3.5     51.2
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.9    -0.9        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     11              14.2    -3.2       11
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         5.86   1909
 MINIMUM         0.00   1989
                        1966
                        1954
TOTALS           0.06              1.25   -1.19     0.60
DAILY AVG.       0.00              0.04   -0.04     0.02
DAYS >= .01         2               5.1    -3.1        3
DAYS >= .10         0               2.8    -2.8        2
DAYS >= .50         0               0.6    -0.6        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.2    -0.2        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.05   11/11 TO 11/11

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     522               634    -112      412
 SINCE 7/1        756               952    -196      543
COOLING TOTAL       2                 1       1        4
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.1
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    35/340    DATE  11/18
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    44/190    DATE  11/27

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.30
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           18
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              7
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          5

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     62

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                4     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       9     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      2
HAZE                      5

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

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 ...FOR MOST THIS WAS CERTAINLY A NICE NOVEMBER...

WITH VERY FEW EXCEPTIONS, THIS WAS A NICE NOVEMBER WITH ABOVE TO
MUCH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES. THE TEMPERATURES WERE HIGHLIGHTED BY
A THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY THAT SAW TEMPERATURES IN CENTRAL KANSAS TAKE
OFF LIKE FIGHTER JETS.

ON THE 24TH, HIGHS IN CENTRAL KANSAS SOARED INTO THE 80S. RECORDS IN
SALINA, RUSSELL, AND GREAT BEND WERE ROASTED BY AS MUCH AS 12
DEGREES. A RECORD HIGH WAS ALSO SET IN WICHITA WHILE CHANUTE TIED
THEIRS.

THE NOVEMBER 24TH RECORDS FOR THESE SITES WERE:

                 PREVIOUS RECORD

SALINA:     87     75 IN 1990
RUSSELL:    85     75 IN 1990
GREAT BEND: 82     74 IN 1990
WICHITA:    76     70 IN 1915
CHANUTE:    74     74 IN 1919 **TIED**

NOTE: SALINA`S HIGH OF 87 ON THE 24TH WAS JUST 2 DEGREES SHY OF
TYING THEIR RECORD HIGH FOR NOVEMBER WHICH IS 89 SET ON THE 8TH IN
2006.

OTHER RECORD HIGHS WERE SET OR TIED.

THOSE RECORDS WERE:

                 PREVIOUS RECORD

NOVEMBER 23RD:

SALINA:     74     73 IN 2005
RUSSELL:    73     72 IN 2005

NOVEMBER 27TH:

RUSSELL:    78     71 IN 1949
SALINA:     76     73 IN 1933
WICHITA:    74     72 IN 1933

A COUPLE OF WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE ALSO SET.

THOSE RECORDS WERE:

NOVEMBER 24TH:

SALINA:     46     44 IN 1966
RUSSELL:    44     42 IN 2011

WHILE THE LATTER HALF OF NOVEMBER WAS EXCEPTIONALLY WARM, THE FIRST
12 DAYS OR SO WERE NOT. THIS WAS ESPECIALLY TRUE FROM THE 6TH TO THE
10TH WHEN AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURES WERE 7 TO 11 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL. THIS CHILLY PERIOD PREVENTED 2017 FROM REACHING THE 10
WARMEST NOVEMBERS ON RECORD FOR WICHITA, CHANUTE AND/OR SALINA.

MOST, IF NOT ALL, OF NOVEMBER WAS EXCEPTIONALLY DRY ACROSS CENTRAL
AND SOUTH-CENTRAL KANSAS. SALINA MEASURED A FEEBLE 0.06 INCH WHILE
RUSSELL RECEIVED A SCANT 0.07 INCH. IN SOUTH-CENTRAL KANSAS, WICHITA
MEASURED 0.52 INCH, BUT 0.40 INCH WAS MEASURED EARLY IN THE MORNING
ON THE 29TH. HUTCHINSON ONLY RECEIVED 0.05 INCH. SOUTHEAST KANSAS
DIDN`T FARE MUCH BETTER. CHANUTE`S 0.79 INCH TOTAL, OF WHICH 0.31
INCH WAS RECEIVED ON THE 29TH, WAS 1.64 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

AS LOW AS THE AMOUNTS WERE IN CENTRAL KANSAS, NEITHER SALINA`S NOR
RUSSELL`S AMOUNTS RANKED AMONG THE 10 DRIEST NOVEMBERS ON THEIR
RESPECTIVE RECORDS.

SUCH SCANT PRECIPITATION COUPLED WITH THE HISTORIC HEAT PRODUCED A
VERY HIGH TO EXTREME GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER ON THE 24TH. A GRASSLAND
FIRE ERUPTED IN WESTERN RUSSELL COUNTY WHERE A COUPLE HIGHWAYS HAD
TO BE CLOSED IN AND AROUND GORHAM. THE FIRE NEARLY CLOSED PART OF I-
70.

DENSE FOG PROVIDED SEVERAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ONE TO TAKE DRIVES INTO
THE COUNTRY AND SEE NOTHING. THE DENSE FOG OCCURRED ON THE 2ND, 11TH
AND 13TH WHEN VISIBILITIES WERE FREQUENTLY BELOW 1/4 MILE.

2017 IS ENTERING ITS FINAL LAP. LETS SEE HOW IT SIGNS OFF.

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