Climatological Report (Monthly)
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
555 AM CST SAT MAR 1 2014

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...THE WICHITA MID CONTINENT KS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1888 TO 2014

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
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TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH              87   02/22/1996
 LOW              -22   02/12/1899
HIGHEST            71   02/18                         69  02/17
LOWEST              3   02/05                          3  02/23
AVG. MAXIMUM     41.9              48.2    -6.3     47.2
AVG. MINIMUM     20.2              26.1    -5.9     24.2
MEAN             31.0              37.2    -6.2     35.7
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      9               3.6     5.4        3
DAYS MIN <= 32     23              19.9     3.1       24
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.5    -0.5        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         4.61   1915
 MINIMUM         0.00   2006
                        1930
                        1923
TOTALS           0.86              1.18   -0.32     2.45
DAILY AVG.       0.03              0.04   -0.01     0.09
DAYS >= .01         6               5.4     0.6        8
DAYS >= .10         2               3.0    -1.0        5
DAYS >= .50         1               0.7     0.3        2
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.1    -0.1        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.55   02/04 TO 02/04

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL           21.2   2013
TOTALS           13.1               3.2     9.9     21.2
SINCE 7/1        19.5              12.4     7.1     24.5
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      2                MM      MM        3
DAYS >= 1.0         2               1.0     1.0        4
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         9   02/04                         14  02/21
 24 HR TOTAL      8.7   02/04 TO 02/04               8.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     945               780     165      816
 SINCE 7/1       3919              3640     279     3271
COOLING TOTAL       0                 0       0        0
 SINCE 1/1          0                 0       0        0
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    43/320    DATE  02/20
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    52/330    DATE  02/20

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.60
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            7
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             11
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY         10

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     63

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                0     RAIN                       0
LIGHT RAIN                3     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          2     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                1     SNOW                       3
LIGHT SNOW                9     SLEET                      1
FOG                      12     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      1
HAZE                     12

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

&&

...WICHITA...SALINA AND CHANUTE FEBRUARY CLIMATE SUMMARIES...

FEBRUARY 2014 WAS QUITE A BIT COLDER THAN NORMAL ACROSS THE
REGION...THANKS TO SEVERAL POLAR INTRUSIONS FROM THE NORTH. BELOW
ARE FEBRUARY 2014 SUMMARIES FOR WICHITA...SALINA AND CHANUTE.
WICHITA IS UNFORTUNATELY THE ONLY SITE WHERE SNOWFALL RECORDS ARE
OFFICIALLY KEPT.

WICHITA:

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE (AVERAGE OF EACH DAILY HIGH AND
LOW) WAS 31.0 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 6.2 DEGREES COLDER THAN
NORMAL...AND RANKED 23RD COLDEST FEBRUARY SINCE RECORDS BEGAN
IN 1888. IT WAS THE COLDEST FEBRUARY SINCE 1989. THE COLDEST
FEBRUARY ON RECORD IS 1899 AT 21.2 DEGREES...AND THE WARMEST
FEBRUARY IS 1930 AT 48.6 DEGREES. NINE DAYS FAILED TO WARM TO AT
LEAST 32 DEGREES DURING THE MONTH...WHICH IS TIED FOR 12TH
MOST...AND THE MOST SINCE 1982. IT WAS QUITE SNOWY AS WELL...WITH
THE OFFICIAL MONTHLY TOTAL AT THE AIRPORT REACHING 13.1
INCHES...WHICH IS TIED FOR THE 6TH SNOWIEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD. THE
SNOWIEST FEBRUARY IS 2013 WITH 21.2 INCHES. MONTHLY LIQUID-
EQUIVALENT PRECIPITATION ADDED UP TO 0.86 INCHES...WHICH WAS 0.32
INCHES DRIER THAN NORMAL. THE WETTEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD IS 1915 AT
4.61 INCHES.

SALINA:

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 28.4 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 7.1
DEGREES COLDER THAN NORMAL...AND RANKED 12TH COLDEST FEBRUARY SINCE
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1949. IT WAS THE COLDEST FEBRUARY SINCE 1993. THE
COLDEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD IS 1978 AT 20.9 DEGREES...AND THE WARMEST
FEBRUARY IS 1954 AT 44.3 DEGREES. TEN DAYS FAILED TO WARM TO AT
LEAST 32 DEGREES DURING THE MONTH...WHICH IS TIED FOR 6TH MOST...AND
THE MOST SINCE 1980. MONTHLY LIQUID-EQUIVALENT PRECIPITATION ADDED
UP TO 1.47 INCHES...WHICH WAS 0.30 INCHES WETTER THAN NORMAL. THE
WETTEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD IS 1993 AT 2.77 INCHES.

CHANUTE:

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE WAS 29.8 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 7.6
DEGREES COLDER THAN NORMAL...AND RANKED 12TH COLDEST FEBRUARY SINCE
RECORDS BEGAN IN 1898. IT WAS THE COLDEST FEBRUARY SINCE 1989. THE
COLDEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD IS 1979 AT 24.3 DEGREES...AND THE
WARMEST FEBRUARY IS 1930 AT 48.3 DEGREES. NINE DAYS FAILED TO WARM
TO AT LEAST 32 DEGREES DURING THE MONTH...WHICH IS TIED FOR 8TH
MOST...AND THE MOST SINCE 1989. MONTHLY LIQUID-EQUIVALENT
PRECIPITATION ADDED UP TO 0.86 INCHES...WHICH WAS 1.04 INCHES DRIER
THAN NORMAL. THE WETTEST FEBRUARY ON RECORD IS 1911 AT 8.26 INCHES.

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