Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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CLMICT

CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
857 AM CDT TUE SEP 1 2015

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...THE WICHITA EISENHOWER NATIONAL CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1888 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             114   08/12/1936
 LOW               45   08/29/1893
HIGHEST            97   08/08                        103  08/24
LOWEST             54   08/25                         59  08/12
AVG. MAXIMUM     87.0              91.2    -4.2     93.3
AVG. MINIMUM     66.9              68.8    -1.9     68.7
MEAN             77.0              80.0    -3.0     81.0
DAYS MAX >= 90     12              17.8    -5.8       25
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        11.96   2005
 MINIMUM         0.00   1913
TOTALS           6.38              3.71    2.67     2.38
DAILY AVG.       0.21              0.12    0.09     0.08
DAYS >= .01         9               7.9     1.1        9
DAYS >= .10         5               5.1    -0.1        6
DAYS >= .50         3               2.5     0.5        2
DAYS >= 1.00        3               1.4     1.6        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.51   08/22 TO 08/23

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              T   2009
TOTALS            0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SINCE 7/1         0.0               0.0     0.0      0.0
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.0     0.0        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL      0.0   08/31 TO 08/31               0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       0                 1      -1        0
 SINCE 7/1          0                 1      -1        1
COOLING TOTAL     376               465     -89      504
 SINCE 1/1       1491              1427      64     1496
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    37/340    DATE  08/23
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    45/340    DATE  08/23

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            8
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             19
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          4

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     67

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              6     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                       6
LIGHT RAIN                9     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      1
HAZE                      6

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

...AUGUST CLIMATE HIGHLIGHTS...

*SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS BRING RECORD RAINFALL TO PARTS OF CENTRAL AND
  SOUTH-CENTRAL KANSAS ON THE 5TH AS WELL AS THE 22ND AND 23RD.

*A STRONG COLD FRONT PRODUCES TEMPERATURES MUCH BELOW NORMAL FROM
  THE 19TH TO THE 25TH...CULMINATING IN RECORD LOW TEMPERATURES ON
  THE 24TH AND 25TH.

AUGUST WAS HIGHLIGHTED BY TWO PERIODS OF INTENSE THUNDERSTORMS THAT
PRODUCED TORRENTIAL RAINS AND EXCEPTIONALLY COOL WEATHER.

THE FIRST ROUND OF INTENSE THUNDERSTORMS...A FEW THAT WERE SEVERE...
ARRIVED EARLY IN THE MORNING ON THE 5TH. DAMAGING WINDS THAT REACHED
AROUND 60 MPH FIRST HIT PARTS OF CENTRAL KANSAS THEN MOVED BRISKLY
SOUTHEAST...REACHING PARTS OF SOUTH-CENTRAL KANSAS TOWARD DAYBREAK
AND SOUTHEAST KANSAS BY MID-MORNING.

POWER LINES WERE DOWNED IN HESSTON AND NORTH NEWTON BUT VERY HEAVY
RAINS ALSO OCCURRED AND CAUSED FLOODING. IN SALINA...A FEW CARS WERE
STALLED WHILE STREET FLOODING OCCURRED IN LYONS AND EAST WICHITA.
IT`S LIKELY AREAS OF FLOODING ALSO OCCURRED IN OTHER PARTS OF
CENTRAL KANSAS...ESPECIALLY RUSSELL AND MARION COUNTIES...WHERE 3 TO
5 INCHES WERE REPORTED.

THE SECOND ROUND OF INTENSE THUNDERSTORMS ARRIVED CENTRAL KANSAS
LATE IN THE EVENING ON THE 22ND. THE COMPLEX SPREAD SOUTHEAST ACROSS
MUCH OF SOUTH-CENTRAL AND EASTERN KANSAS LATER THAT NIGHT AND EARLY
THE FOLLOWING MORNING. THE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED HAIL AROUND 1 INCH
IN DIAMETER...60 TO 70 MPH WINDS...AND TORRENTIAL RAINS.

THE GREATEST RAINFALL OCCURRED IN AND AROUND WICHITA...WHERE SEVERAL
AREAS WERE SOAKED BY 2 TO 4 INCHES. WICHITA SET A DAILY RAINFALL
RECORD ON THE 23RD WHEN 2.50 INCHES WAS MEASURED AT EISENHOWER
NATIONAL AIRPORT. THIS BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 1.96 INCHES SET
10 YEARS EARLIER IN 2005.

THE TORRENTIAL RAIN-PRODUCING SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS THAT OCCURRED
FROM THE NIGHT OF THE 22ND TO EARLY MORNING ON THE 23RD OCCURRED
ALONG A STRONG COLD FRONT THAT SURGED SOUTHEAST DURING THE NIGHT.
EXCEPTIONALLY COOL WEATHER SPREAD ACROSS THE REGION. IN FACT...
TEMPERATURES FOR MOST OF THE PERIOD FROM THE 19TH TO THE 25TH WERE 8
TO 13 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL...CULMINATING IN DAILY RECORD LOWS BEING
SET OR TIED ON THE 24TH AND 25TH.

THE FOLLOWING ARE THE RECORD LOW TEMPERATURES THAT WERE SET OR TIED
ON THE 24TH AND 25TH:

AUGUST 24TH:            PREVIOUS RECORD RUSSELL: 47    54 IN 1957
CHANUTE: 54    54 IN 1945

AUGUST 25TH: CHANUTE: 52    52 IN 1958 WICHITA: 54    54 IN 1910

IN WICHITA...THIS AUGUST WAS THE 11TH WETTEST ON RECORD.

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