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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
920 AM CDT FRI AUG 1 2014

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...THE WICHITA MID CONTINENT KS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JULY 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
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             113   07/14/1954
 LOW               51   07/13/1975
                        07/05/1972
HIGHEST           104   07/26                        107  07/09
LOWEST             55   07/15                         58  07/04
AVG. MAXIMUM     87.5              92.3    -4.8     90.4
AVG. MINIMUM     66.6              69.8    -3.2     68.6
MEAN             77.0              81.1    -4.1     79.5
DAYS MAX >= 90     14              20.0    -6.0       16
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        13.37   1950
 MINIMUM         0.05   1975
TOTALS           3.07              3.32   -0.25     7.69
DAILY AVG.       0.10              0.11   -0.01     0.25
DAYS >= .01         7               7.3    -0.3       17
DAYS >= .10         4               5.0    -1.0       10
DAYS >= .50         2               2.2    -0.2        7
DAYS >= 1.00        2               1.0     1.0        3
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    2.25   06/30 TO 07/01

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL              T   2008
                        5
                        0
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   07/31 TO 07/31               0.0

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       1                 0       1        1
 SINCE 7/1          1                 0       1        1
COOLING TOTAL     383               497    -114      459
 SINCE 1/1        992               962      30      999
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    32/010    DATE  07/27
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    43/010    DATE  07/27

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR            6
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             22
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          3

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     65

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                8     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                      14     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                     10

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

&&

         ...IN MOST CASES JULY PROVED TO BE QUITE PLEASANT...

IT WAS JUST 2 YEARS AGO THAT KANSAS HAD BEEN TORCHED BY ONE OF THE TEN
HOTTEST JULYS ON RECORD. THAT DEFINITELY WASN`T THE CASE THIS YEAR.

IN WICHITA...THE AVERAGE JULY TEMPERATURE WAS AN EVEN 77 DEGREES WHICH
MADE 2014 THE 12TH COOLEST JULY ON RECORD AND THE COOLEST SINCE 1967
WHEN THE JULY AVERAGE WAS 76.2 DEGREES.

IN CHANUTE...THE AVERAGE JULY TEMPERATURE WAS 74.8 DEGREES...MAKING 2014
THEIR 2ND COOLEST ON RECORD. THE RECORD IS 72.9 DEGREES SET IN 1950.

IN SALINA...JULY WAS CERTAINLY COOL BUT NOT TO THE `DEGREE` THAT CHANUTE
AND WICHITA WERE. THEIR AVERAGE OF 79.1 DEGREES IS THEIR 18TH COOLEST ON
RECORD.

THE FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARY OF THE TEMPERATURE RECORDS THAT WERE SET OR
TIED IN JULY:

RECORD LOWS:
             PREVIOUS RECORD
JULY 15TH:
RUSSELL: 51     56 IN 1973
WICHITA: 55     55 IN 1990 (TIED)

JULY 16TH:
CHANUTE: 51     57 IN 1967

JULY 19TH:
WICHITA: 57     61 IN 2009

COOLEST HIGHS:

JULY 17TH:
WICHITA: 67     75 IN 1911
RUSSELL: 68     73 IN 1967
SALINA:  70     75 IN 1967
CHANUTE: 73     75 IN 1911

JULY 18TH:
RUSSELL: 72     75 IN 1967

JULY 30TH:
WICHITA: 72     73 IN 1903
CHANUTE: 72     72 IN 1971 (TIED)

IN THE WATER DEPARTMENT...THE MOST SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL OCCURRED ON THE
1ST AND THE 10TH.

ON THE 1ST...A FEW THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINS DOUSED PARTS OF
RENO...HARVEY AND SEDGWICK COUNTIES WITH 2 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN. A FLASH
FLOOD WARNING WAS ISSUED FOR CENTRAL SEDGWICK COUNTY.

ON THE 10TH...SLOW-MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WITH TORRENTIAL RAINS DRENCHED
PARTS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTH-CENTRAL KANSAS WITH 2 TO 4 INCHES VERY EARLY
THAT MORNING. RAINFALLS BETWEEN 3 AND 4 INCHES IN BARTON COUNTY (GREAT
BEND MEASURED BETWEEN 11 PM AND 4 AM) PROMPTED A FLASH FLOOD WARNING TO
BE ISSUED AT 347 AM THAT WOULD BE IN EFFECT UNTIL 845 AM.

FORTUNATELY JULY WAS PREDOMINANTLY COOL FOR RAINFALL WAS SCARCE. IN FACT
THE 0.73 INCH TOTAL MADE 2014 SALINA`S 9TH DRIEST JULY ON RECORD.

METEOROLOGICAL SUMMER...WHICH RUNS FROM JUNE 1ST TO AUGUST 31ST...IS TWO
THIRDS IN THE BOOKS AND FOR MOST INTENTS AND PURPOSES...ITS BEEN A QUIET
SUMMER. WE`RE ABOUT TO SEE HOW AUGUST PANS OUT.

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