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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
325 AM CST MON DEC 2 2013

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...THE WICHITA MID CONTINENT KS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2013...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1888 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              86   11/02/2012
                        11/08/2006
                        54/01/2206
 LOW                1   11/26/1975
HIGHEST            77   11/16                         86  11/02
LOWEST             14   11/27                         16  11/27
AVG. MAXIMUM     54.8              56.2    -1.4     64.6
AVG. MINIMUM     32.9              34.6    -1.7     35.2
MEAN             43.8              45.4    -1.6     49.9
DAYS MAX >= 90      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MAX <= 32      2               0.6     1.4        0
DAYS MIN <= 32     15              12.1     2.9       12
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         6.69   1909
 MINIMUM         0.00   1989
                        1954
                        1921
TOTALS           0.60              1.43   -0.83     0.55
DAILY AVG.       0.02              0.05   -0.03     0.02
DAYS >= .01         2               5.3    -3.3        2
DAYS >= .10         2               2.5    -0.5        1
DAYS >= .50         0               0.8    -0.8        1
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.5    -0.5        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.30   11/21 TO 11/21
                        11/05 TO 11/05

SNOWFALL (INCHES)
RECORDS
 TOTAL            9.0   1888
TOTALS              T               1.3    -1.3        T
SINCE 7/1           T               1.4    -1.4        T
SNOWDEPTH AVG.      0                MM      MM        0
DAYS >= 1.0         0               0.3    -0.3        0
GREATEST
 SNOW DEPTH         0   MM                             0  MM
 24 HR TOTAL        T   11/25 TO 11/25                 T
                        11/22 TO 11/22

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     631               590      41      459
 SINCE 7/1        885               876       9      719
COOLING TOTAL       0                 2      -2       11
 SINCE 1/1       1778              1686      92     2312
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              12.0
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    39/200    DATE  11/08
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    51/180    DATE  11/08

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.50
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           14
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              8
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          8

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     62

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                1     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                3     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          1     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                2     SLEET                      0
FOG                       5     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      3

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

&&

...FIRST ADVERSE WINTER WEATHER EVENT OF 2013-2014 ARRIVES ON NOVEMBER
                                    21ST...

THE FIRST ADVERSE WINTER WEATHER EVENT OF THE 2013-2014 SEASON ARRIVED
ON NOVEMBER 21ST...WHEN A MIXTURE OF SLEET AND LIGHT FREEZING RAIN MADE
TRAVEL PROBLEMATIC ACROSS CENTRAL...SOUTH-CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST KANSAS.

THAT MORNING...A STRONG COLD FRONT SURGED SOUTHEAST ACROSS KANSAS AND IN
ITS WAKE...TEMPERATURES DOVE FASTER THAN AN ATTACK SUBMARINE. AT SUNRISE
TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER 50S RESIDED ACROSS SOUTH-CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST
KANSAS WHILE IN NORTHWEST KANSAS...THE MERCURY HAD PLUNGED TO NEAR 20
DEGREES. BY EARLY THAT EVENING...TEMPERATURES IN SOUTH-CENTRAL KANSAS
HAD NOSEDIVED TO BETWEEN 25 AND 30 DEGREES WHILE THE MERCURY HAD TUMBLED
TO AROUND 15 IN NORTHWEST KANSAS.

THE SHALLOW ARCTIC AIRMASS HAD UNDERCUT MUCH WARMER AIR ALOFT (AT AROUND
4900 FEET TEMPERATURES WERE AROUND BALMY 40 DEGREES.) AND WITH A NEARLY
SATURATED AIRMASS TRAPPED BELOW ABOUT 2,000 FEET THE STAGE...HAD BEEN
SET FOR A WINTRY MIX...MORE SPECIFICALLY...SLEET AND LIGHT FREEZING RAIN
TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL...EVEN THOUGH ONLY MINOR ACCUMULATIONS HAD
RESULTED. BY LATE THAT NIGHT...SOME LIGHT SNOW HAD DEVELOPED TO MAKE IT
A WINTRY TRIFECTA.

AT TIMES IT WAS EXTREMELY WINDY. ON THE 3RD AND 17TH...CENTRAL KANSAS
REACHED HIGH WIND WARNING CRITERIA. RUSSELL MEASURED SUSTAINED SPEEDS OF
45 AND 41 MPH WITH PEAK GUSTS OF 55 MPH AND 54 MPH...RESPECTIVELY.
SALINA MEASURED GUSTS THAT REACHED OR EXCEEDED 50 MPH ON 3 DATES: THE
3RD (55 MPH)...THE 8TH (51 MPH) AND THE 17TH (50 MPH). SUSTAINED SPEEDS
REACHED AN EVEN 40 MPH ON THE 3RD. WICHITA`S WINDIEST DAY WAS THE 8TH ON
WHICH A 51-MPH GUST WAS MEASURED AT MID-CONTINENT AIRPORT. THE STRONGEST
SUSTAINED SPEED (39 MPH) WAS RECORDED ON THE 8TH AS WELL.

MOST OF THE MONTH WAS NICE...ESPECIALLY MID-NOVEMBER WHEN TEMPERATURES
REACHED THE MID AND UPPER 70S. ON THE 16TH WICHITA`S HIGH OF 77 DEGREES
TIED THE RECORD SET IN 1952.

METEOROLOGICAL WINTER IS HERE. WE SHALL SEE HOW THE 2013-2014 EDITION
PANS OUT.

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