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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTED THUNDERSTORM DAYS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
1124 AM CDT SAT JUL 1 2017

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...THE WICHITA EISENHOWER NATIONAL CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 2017...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1888 TO 2017

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             110   06/30/1980
 LOW               43   06/02/1969
HIGHEST            95   06/16                        103  06/15
                        06/15
LOWEST             58   06/08                         58  06/06
AVG. MAXIMUM     88.6              86.7     1.9     92.8
AVG. MINIMUM     65.6              64.9     0.7     69.3
MEAN             77.1              75.8     1.3     81.1
DAYS MAX >= 90     15              10.5     4.5       24
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        14.43   1923
 MINIMUM         0.00   1911
TOTALS           4.58              5.20   -0.62     2.83
DAILY AVG.       0.15              0.17   -0.02     0.09
DAYS >= .01        10              10.0     0.0        6
DAYS >= .10         7               7.1    -0.1        4
DAYS >= .50         4               3.7     0.3        2
DAYS >= 1.00        2               1.9     0.1        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.36   06/30 TO 06/30

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              T   2011
                        0
                        0
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1         2.0              14.9   -12.9      4.3
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                 0       0        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       0                 6      -6        0
 SINCE 7/1       3584              4594   -1010     3504
COOLING TOTAL     370               329      41      486
 SINCE 1/1        526               465      61      616
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.8
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    44/040    DATE  06/17
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    65/330    DATE  06/15

SKY COVER
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            8
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             21
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          1

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     66

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             11     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                6     RAIN                       3
LIGHT RAIN               14     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       8     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      1

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

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...June Highlighted By Severe Thunderstorm Outbreak On The 15th...

On June 15th, severe thunderstorms erupted over Central Kansas late
in the afternoon. That evening, the severe thunderstorms tracked
east/southeast across South-Central Kansas. One severe thunderstorm
ventured into Southeast Kansas late that evening.

Several thunderstorms packed an especially nasty punch that "knocked
the wind" out of the communities they hit. Among the casualties was
Lindsborg, which was lashed by 70 to 80 mph winds. In fact, a 77-mph
gust smacked Smoky Valley Middle School. The roof was heavily
damaged. These powerful winds roared along the Saline/McPherson
County line. Just north of the county line, several tractor trailers
were overturned on I-135 one mile northwest of Bridgeport. There
were no reports if the drivers were injured.

Early that evening, the powerful winds then spread east/southeast
across South-Central Kansas. This time there were injuries. In Reno
County, 60 to 70 mph winds uprooted a large tree that fell onto a
car 5 miles northeast of Hutchinson injuring all 4 occupants. Later
that evening, 60 to 80 mph winds tore through most of South-Central
Kansas. An 84-mph gust whip-lashed Colwich. The Wichita Metro Area
was walloped by winds that reached 80 mph. In Harvey County, a semi
was overturned on Highway 50 while in Butler County, a trailer was
overturned on the Turnpike 7 miles northeast of El Dorado.

This outbreak was a two-pronged attack as large hail hammered many
areas. Perhaps hardest hit by this convective "double header" was
Harper County, which was battered by hail that reached the size of
baseballs. A location 8 miles west of Anthony was hit by a barrage
of golfball-sized hail for 20 minutes. At that same time, 75 to 80
mph winds lashed Harper that would eventually wallop Wellington.

Damage was obviously major and widespread. Large trees were uprooted
that, in some cases, landed on houses, vehicles and power lines. A
few trees that were uprooted had trunks 12 to 14 inches thick. The
downed power lines and power poles no doubt caused numerous power
outages. Damage estimates weren`t available, but it`s likely they
reached around $1 million. No tornadoes occurred during this event.

Severe thunderstorms also struck on the 26th. A tornado struck 5
miles north/northeast of Salina. A few tractor trailers were flipped
over on I-70 at the Ohio Street exit. The severe thunderstorms then
plowed across Butler and Cowley Counties with 60 to 70 mph winds.

June signed off with severe thunderstorms that struck South-Central
and Southeast Kansas late in the night on the 29th. Winds from 60 to
70 mph and hail as large as lemons occurred. There was, however, one
64-mph gust that was measured at Salina Airport.

Temperatures:

No temperature records were set at any of the 3 primary climate
sites. The only noteworthy statistic is that Salina`s average
temperature of 79.2 degrees tied 2011 for their 10th warmest June
since 1948.

Rainfall:

Chanute`s June rainfall was well below normal. Their 1.87 inch total
trailed their normal rainfall by 4.16 inches. The amount just missed
cracking the "The 10 Driest Junes" by a scant 0.01 inch. Salina was
2.42 inches in debt with only 1.69 inches. This tied 2017 with 1968
for their 7th driest June since 1948.

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