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CLMCNU

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
740 PM CDT MON JUL 1 2013

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...THE CHANUTE KS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 2013...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1894 TO 2013

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             108   06/27/1980
                        06/20/1918
 LOW               46   06/03/2013
HIGHEST            98   06/27                        100  06/25
LOWEST             46R  06/03                         47  06/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     85.3              84.4     0.9     88.9
AVG. MINIMUM     64.7              64.7     0.0     65.7
MEAN             75.0              74.6     0.4     77.3
DAYS MAX >= 90      9               4.5     4.5       13
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        18.13   2007
 MINIMUM         0.27   1933
TOTALS           4.12              6.03   -1.91     2.77
DAILY AVG.       0.14              0.20   -0.06     0.09
DAYS >= .01         8              11.6    -3.6        6
DAYS >= .10         4               8.1    -4.1        3
DAYS >= .50         2               3.8    -1.8        2
DAYS >= 1.00        1               2.1    -1.1        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.46   06/15 TO 06/15

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL      10                 6       4        9
 SINCE 7/1       4322              4483    -161     3531
COOLING TOTAL     314               292      22      385
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.2
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/220    DATE  06/15
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    48/270    DATE  06/15

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.10
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           26
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              4
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          0

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     70

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                3     RAIN                       5
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      2
HAZE                      0

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

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...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PACK A NASTY PUNCH AS THEY TEAR THROUGH CENTRAL
          ...SOUTH-CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST KANSAS ON JUNE 27TH...

THE GREATEST HIGHLIGHT IN JUNE...BY FAR...WAS THAT OF INCREDIBLY SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS THAT TORE THROUGH CENTRAL...SOUTH-CENTRAL...AND SOUTHEAST
KANSAS IN THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING OF THE 27TH. THE EXCEPTIONALLY
POWERFUL THUNDERSTORMS WERE PROLIFIC DAMAGING WIND-PRODUCERS...ALTHOUGH
EARLY IN THE EVENT...A FEW PARTS OF CENTRAL KANSAS...LINCOLN AND BARTON
COUNTIES...WERE BOMBARDED BY HAIL AS LARGE AS SOFTBALLS AND WHIP-LASHED
BY WINDS AS HIGH AS 80 MPH. SOME HALF DOLLAR-SIZED HAIL WAS REPORTED IN
WESTERN MCPHERSON COUNTY AS WELL.

THE FIRST TO BE `THUNDERSTRUCK` WAS CENTRAL KANSAS WHERE...SHORTLY AFTER
4 PM...QUARTER-SIZED HAIL AND WINDS AROUND 60 MPH WERE REPORTED IN
LINCOLN COUNTY BUT THE ATMOSPHERIC `FUN AND GAMES` WERE JUST BEGINNING.

WITHIN 15 MINUTES OF THESE FIRST REPORTS...HAIL REACHED THE SIZE OF GOLF
BALLS WITH WINDS THAT GREATLY INCREASED TO AROUND 80 MPH. AT TIMES...THE
LARGE HAIL AND DESTRUCTIVE WINDS OCCURRED SIMULTANEOUSLY AS WAS THE CASE
2 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF LINCOLN AT 425 PM. SIX MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF
SYLVAN GROVE...BRANCHES AND OTHER DEBRIS WERE HURLED ACROSS HIGHWAY 18.
AT 437 PM...SOFTBALL-SIZED HAIL BOMBARDED BARTON COUNTY 5 MILES NORTH OF
CLAFLIN. AT THIS SAME TIME...RESIDENTS OF LINCOLN MUST HAVE THOUGHT THEY
WERE DRIVING THROUGH A CAR WASH AS THEY WERE WHIP-LASHED BY HEAVY RAINS
DRIVEN BY WINDS AROUND 80 MPH.

INCREDIBLY...THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS BECAME EVEN MORE POWERFUL AS THEY
CONTINUED THEIR SOUTHERLY RAMPAGE THROUGH MCPHERSON COUNTY. DESTRUCTIVE
80 TO 90 MPH WINDS TORE THROUGH MCPHERSON FOR NEARLY 20 MINUTES! AT 6 PM
A 92-MPH GUST WAS MEASURED WHEN THE ANEMOMETER SNAPPED! DAMAGE TO TREES
WAS OBVIOUSLY WIDESPREAD WITH POWER LINES AND POWER POLES WIPED OUT ALL
ACROSS TOWN. IN MARQUETTE...THE 60 TO 70 MPH WINDS AND HALF DOLLAR-SIZED
HAIL OCCURRED SIMULTANEOUSLY. ROOF DAMAGE MUST HAVE OCCURRED...ALTHOUGH
NO SUCH REPORTS WERE RECEIVED.

THE MAYHEM THEN SPREAD ACROSS SOUTH-CENTRAL KANSAS...WHERE 70 TO 90 MPH
WINDS TORE THROUGH MANY AREAS WITH MAJOR TREE DAMAGE RESULTING. SEVERAL
TREES WERE UPROOTED...A FEW OF WHICH WERE CLOSE TO 20 FEET TALL WITH 1
TO 3 FOOT DIAMETER TRUNKS. SOME OF THE TREES FELL ONTO HOUSES. IN MAIZE
AND WEST WICHITA...SHINGLES WERE BLOWN OFF A FEW HOUSES. AT 700 PM...A
92-MPH GUST WAS MEASURED AT MID-CONTINENT AIRPORT. IT IS THE 2ND HIGHEST
GUST ON RECORD AT MID-CONTINENT...EXCEEDED ONLY BY THE 101-MPH EVENT
THAT OCCURRED ON JULY 11TH 1993. SEVERAL BAGGAGE CARTS WERE FLIPPED OVER
AND A SMALL FEDERAL EXPRESS CARGO PLANE WAS SPUN 180 DEGREES. THREE
OVERHEAD GARAGE DOORS WERE BLOWN IN. THE DESTRUCTIVE WINDS NEARLY BLEW
IN THE WINDOWS ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE FORECAST OFFICE. IN EAST WICHITA
SCATTERED ELM TREES WITH TRUNKS 2 TO 3 FEET IN DIAMETER WERE UPROOTED.

DAMAGING 60 TO 70 MPH WINDS LASHED EXTREME SOUTH-CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST
KANSAS THAT CONTINUED TO CAUSE WIDESPREAD TREE AND POWER LINE DAMAGE. AT
ONE HOUSE IN IOLA WINDOWS WERE BROKEN. IN THE WICHITA METRO AREA AROUND
25,000 RESIDENTS LOST POWER WITH AROUND 2,000 STILL WITHOUT POWER ON THE
30TH.

PRIOR TO THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM OUTBREAK ON THE 27TH...HIDEOUS HEAT AND
HUMIDITY GRIPPED THE REGION ON THE 26TH AND 27TH. AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES
OF 100 TO 105 TEAMED WITH 70 TO 75 DEGREE DEWPOINTS TO PRODUCE HEAT
INDICES OF 105 TO 110. THE MOST INTENSE HEAT GRIPPED SOUTH-CENTRAL AND
SOUTHEAST KANSAS WHERE IT FELT LIKE A SAUNA.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT WE ARE HALFWAY THROUGH 2013. (WELL FOR ALL INTENTS AND
PURPOSES WE ARE AT THE HALFWAY MARK WITH 6 MONTHS IN THE BOOKS.) HERE`S
HOPING THAT JULY 2013 ISN`T AS OPPRESSIVELY HOT AS IT`S 2012 PREDECESSOR
WHEN ALL OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD WILTED IN 100-PLUS DEGREE HEAT FOR MOST OF
THE MONTH.

WICHITA`S AVERAGE TEMPERATURE LAST JULY WAS 88.2 DEGREES WHICH TIED 1934
FOR THE 4TH HOTTEST JULY ON RECORD. ON 21 DATES...WICHITA ROASTED IN 100
DEGREE PLUS HEAT THAT CULMINATED WITH THE AIR CAPITAL BEING BLOW-TORCHED
BY HIGHS OF 111 DEGREES ON THE 29TH AND 30TH. SALINA`S JULY 2012 AVERAGE
WAS 87.4 DEGREES WHICH ALSO MADE 2012 THEIR 4TH HOTTEST JULY ON RECORD.
IN JULY 2012...SALINA WAS BARBECUED BY 100-DEGREE PLUS HEAT ON 23 DATES.
SALINA MELTED IN HIGHS THAT RANGED FROM 104 TO 109 EACH DAY FROM THE
17TH TO THE 25TH.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT HEAT CAN BE LETHAL...SO BE SURE TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS
WHEN THE FURNACE GETS TURNED UP. WATCH YOUR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES BY TAKING
FREQUENT BREAKS AND DRINKING PLENTY OF WATER. BE SURE TO CHECK ON THE
ELDERLY AND NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN OR PETS IN A VEHICLE FOR ANY DURATION!
REMEMBER TO "BEAT THE HEAT BY CHECKING THE BACK SEAT".

HERE`S HOPING THE REST OF YOUR SUMMER IS `SUN`SATIONAL.

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