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CLIMATE REPORT...UPDATE TO INCLUDE NARRATIVE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
635 AM CST TUE NOV 3 2015

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...THE CHANUTE KS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1894 TO 2015

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              98   10/07/1963
 LOW               17   10/31/1993
HIGHEST            88   10/08                         85  10/26
                                                          10/25
                                                          10/07
LOWEST             29   10/30                         29  10/31
AVG. MAXIMUM     72.6              69.3     3.3     71.5
AVG. MINIMUM     48.0              47.2     0.8     48.8
MEAN             60.3              58.3     2.0     60.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.1    -0.1        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      2               1.4     0.6        1
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM        12.02   1986
 MINIMUM           MM   MM
TOTALS           1.60              3.66   -2.06     4.58
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.12   -0.07     0.15
DAYS >= .01         7               8.5    -1.5        7
DAYS >= .10         5               5.5    -0.5        4
DAYS >= .50         1               2.2    -1.2        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               1.2    -1.2        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.80   10/30 TO 10/31

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     174               241     -67      179
 SINCE 7/1        180               288    -108      210
COOLING TOTAL      43                32      11       38
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    29/200    DATE  10/20
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    36/210    DATE  10/19

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.20
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           22
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              6
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          3

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     62

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN               10     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                      2

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

&&

*CENTRAL KANSAS EXPERIENCES FIRST FREEZE OF THE SEASON*
*EXCEPTIONALLY WARM WEATHER DOMINATED REST OF OCTOBER*

AFTER EXCEPTIONALLY WARM WEATHER DOMINATED KANSAS FOR MOST OF
OCTOBER THE AUTUMN CHILL FINALLY ARRIVED ON THE 25TH WHEN A CANADIAN
AIRMASS SPREAD SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE GREAT PLAINS. THIS SET
THE STAGE FOR THE FIRST FREEZE OF THE SEASON THAT OCCURRED ON THE
MORNING OF THE 29TH WHEN TEMPERATURES ACROSS CENTRAL KANSAS SETTLED
INTO THE 25 TO 30 DEGREE RANGE. THIS ENDED THE GROWING SEASON ACROSS
CENTRAL KANSAS. DURING THESE PERIODS FROST CREPT ACROSS SOUTH-
CENTRAL KANSAS NORTH OF HIGHWAY 400.

UNTIL THE CANADIAN AIRMASS ARRIVED...THIS OCTOBER SEEMED MORE LIKE
SPRING IN MOST CASES. THERE WAS A PARTICULARLY WARM STRETCH FROM THE
19TH TO THE 23RD WHEN DAILY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES WERE AN AMAZING 15
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL IN MANY AREAS...BUT PRIOR TO THE HOT STREAK
THERE WERE A FEW INSTANCES WHEN & WHERE THE ATMOSPHERE REALLY TURNED
UP THE HEAT. THE HOTTEST DAY WAS THE 11TH...WHEN MOST OF CENTRAL AND
SOUTH-CENTRAL KANSAS BAKED IN 90-DEGREE HEAT.

ON THE 11TH...RUSSELL WAS TORCHED BY A HIGH OF 93. SURPRISINGLY THIS
WASN`T A RECORD FOR THE DATE BUT IT WAS CLOSE. RUSSELL`S RECORD HIGH
FOR OCTOBER IS 95 SET IN 1989. SALINA SOARED TO 92 WHILE WICHITA HIT
90.

RAINFALL WAS SCARCE...ALTHOUGH THERE WERE 2 PERIODS WHEN SIGNIFICANT
RAINFALLS OCCURRED.

THE FIRST OCCURRED ON THE 8TH AND 9TH...WHEN PARTS OF CENTRAL...
SOUTH-CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST KANSAS RECEIVED 1 TO 2 INCHES. ON THE
30TH...WIDESPREAD MODERATE RAINS SOAKED MOST AREAS WITH 0.50 TO 1
INCH AMOUNTS. FORTUNATELY THERE WERE NO DROUGHT RAMIFICATIONS.

ALL-IN-ALL OCTOBER WAS QUIET. LET`S SEE WHAT NOVEMBER HAS IN STORE
FOR US.

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