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CXUS53 KICT 011636
CLMCNU

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
1136 AM CDT WED JUN 1 2016

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...THE CHANUTE KS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1894 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              99   05/31/1934
 LOW               28   05/02/2005
                        05/01/1909
HIGHEST            86   05/26                         83  05/27
                                                          05/04
                                                          05/03
LOWEST             38   05/03                         39  05/12
AVG. MAXIMUM     74.6              75.9    -1.3     73.9
AVG. MINIMUM     52.5              55.8    -3.3     56.0
MEAN             63.6              65.9    -2.3     65.0
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.2    -0.2        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        18.35   1990
 MINIMUM         1.66   1988
TOTALS           3.83              5.80   -1.97    11.58
DAILY AVG.       0.12              0.19   -0.07     0.37
DAYS >= .01        13              11.7     1.3       20
DAYS >= .10         6               8.0    -2.0       17
DAYS >= .50         3               3.7    -0.7        9
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.8    -0.8        4
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.92   05/16 TO 05/17

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     119                75      44       83
 SINCE 7/1       3647              4477    -830     4455
COOLING TOTAL      83               102     -19       87
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.4
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    38/310    DATE  05/27
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    50/320    DATE  05/27

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           16
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             11
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          4

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM             11     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       5
LIGHT RAIN               14     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      16     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      3
HAZE                      4

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

&&

...May Proves Relatively Wet and Cool Across Kansas...

With the exception of portions of northern and northeast Kansas, the
first half of May was drier than normal across much of the Sunflower
State. However, the large scale atmospheric pattern changed for the
second half of May, supporting periodic bouts of numerous showers
and thunderstorms across the state. As is typical for Kansas, this
activity produced frequent occurrences of severe weather in the form
of large hail, damaging winds, tornadoes and very heavy rainfall.
With the exception of far southeast Kansas, monthly rainfall ended
up above normal for much of the eastern half of the state, with some
areas receiving greater than 175 percent of normal rainfall. In
contrast, the western third of Kansas experienced a drier than
normal May, with portions of southwest Kansas receiving less than 25
percent of normal rainfall. The widespread clouds and precipitation
resulted in a mostly cooler than normal May, with monthly average
temperatures across much of Kansas at least 1 to 2 degrees below
normal, and pockets greater than 3 degrees below normal.

Below are a handful of monthly precipitation totals from across the
state and their associated departures from normal. Units are in
inches:

Wichita:     7.06 (+2.49) 19th Wettest Since 1888
Chanute:     3.83 (-1.97)
Salina:      5.51 (+0.76)
Dodge City:  2.41 (-0.44)
Garden City: 0.70 (-2.18) 8th Driest Since 1947
Goodland:    1.96 (-0.99)
Topeka:      8.82 (+3.91) 11th Wettest Since 1888
Concordia:   8.26 (+4.10) 10th Wettest Since 1885

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