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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
851 AM CDT THU OCT 1 2015

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...THE SALINA KS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2015...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1894 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             110   09/02/2000
 LOW               28   09/20/1918
                        09/29/1916
                        09/30/1912
HIGHEST           101   09/07                         98  09/09
                        09/06
LOWEST             50   09/19                         35  09/13
AVG. MAXIMUM     88.1              81.9     6.2     81.4
AVG. MINIMUM     65.4              58.4     7.0     58.9
MEAN             76.7              70.2     6.5     70.2
DAYS MAX >= 90     14               6.8     7.2        6
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        12.05   1967
 MINIMUM           MM   MM
TOTALS           1.67              2.70   -1.03     4.14
DAILY AVG.       0.06              0.09   -0.03     0.14
DAYS >= .01         8               6.9     1.1        8
DAYS >= .10         3               4.5    -1.5        5
DAYS >= .50         1               1.8    -0.8        3
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.7    -0.7        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.91   09/07 TO 09/08

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       3                51     -48       40
 SINCE 7/1          3                52     -49       40
COOLING TOTAL     363               205     158      200
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              11.7
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    49/300    DATE  09/07
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    60/300    DATE  09/07

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.20
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           24
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              5
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          1

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     59

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              0     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                       2
LIGHT RAIN                6     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       5     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      0

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

 ...SEPTEMBER CLIMATE SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS...

*WICHITA EXPERIENCES 5TH WARMEST SEPTEMBER.

SUMMER 2015 ENDED ON SEPTEMBER 23RD AT 320 AM CDT AND THIS SUMMER...
AS THEY SAY ABOUT BASEBALL PITCHERS WHO GO 9 INNINGS..."WENT THE
DISTANCE" AS CENTRAL...SOUTH-CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST KANSAS SWEATED IT
OUT WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES THAT FREQUENTLY EXCEEDED 85 DEGREES WHILE
LOWS FAILED TO DROP BELOW 65 ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS.

THE FIRST HALF OF SEPTEMBER WAS ESPECIALLY WARM AND WAS HIGHLIGHTED
BY A LABOR DAY WEEKEND DURING WHICH MOST AREAS WERE TORCHED BY 100
TO 105 DEGREE TEMPERATURES. ON THE 6TH...RUSSELL WAS ROASTED BY A
HIGH OF 105...WHICH BROKE THE RECORD OF 102 SET IN 1998. RUSSELL
ALSO TIED A RECORD HIGH ON THE 22ND WHEN THE MERCURY REACHED A NIFTY
93 DEGREES. THIS HAD TIED THE RECORD SET IN 1968.

THERE WASN`T MUCH RELIEF AT NIGHT EITHER AS WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE
RECORDS WERE TIED OR SET THAT WEEKEND. THE FURNACE HAD ACTUALLY BEEN
TURNED UP LONG BEFORE THE LABOR DAY HOLIDAY.

THE FOLLOWING RECORD WARM LOW TEMPERATURE EVENTS OCCURRED:

SEPTEMBER 2ND:
                PREVIOUS RECORD
SALINA:  77        76 IN 2002

SEPTEMBER 3RD:
SALINA:  76        76 IN 1964 (TIED)

SEPTEMBER 5TH:
SALINA:  76        75 IN 1990
RUSSELL: 73        73 IN 1970 (TIED)

SEPTEMBER 6TH:
SALINA:  78        78 IN 1985 (TIED)
RUSSELL: 76        74 IN 1989

THE ABOVE TEMPERATURE RECORDS NO DOUBT PLAYED VITAL ROLES IN DAILY
AVERAGES THAT WERE MUCH ABOVE NORMAL. SALINA`S DAILY AVERAGES WERE
EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN 10 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL 13 TIMES AND ON 4
OCCASIONS THE DAILY AVERAGE REACHED OR EXCEEDED 15 DEGREES! ON 5
DATES...WICHITA`S DAILY AVERAGE REACHED OR EXCEEDED 10 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL.

SEPTEMBER CERTAINLY GOT OFF TO A BLAZING START. FROM THE 1ST TO THE
7TH WICHITA REACHED OR EXCEEDED 94 DEGREES. THE HEAT REACHED A PEAK
LABOR DAY WEEKEND WHEN HIGHS HIT THE CENTURY MARK ON THE 6TH (100)
AND 7TH (102). SALINA REACHED OR EXCEEDED 95 DEGREES FROM THE 1ST TO
THE 7TH AND ALSO HIT 101 DEGREES ON THE 6TH AND 7TH.

THE 76.5 MONTHLY AVERAGE MADE 2015 THE 5TH WARMEST SEPTEMBER IN
WICHITA`S CLIMATE RECORD. THE FOLLOWING ARE WICHITA`S 10 WARMEST
SEPTEMBERS ON RECORD:

1ST)  79.4 IN 1931
2ND)  78.5 IN 1998
3RD)  77.6 IN 1954*
      77.6 IN 1939*
5TH)  76.5 IN 2015**
6TH)  76.3 IN 1978
7TH)  76.1 IN 1911
8TH)  75.9 IN 1933
9TH)  75.4 IN 1947
10TH) 75.3 IN 1921

*TIED

WHEN AUTUMN ARRIVED ON THE 23RD...THE ATMOSPHERE DID TURN DOWN THE
THERMOSTAT...ALTHOUGH HIGHS REACHED THE 80S ON MOST DATES.

DESPITE THE INTENSE HEAT...THUNDERSTORMS PAID ENOUGH VISITS TO KEEP
SEPTEMBER 2015 FROM JOINING 10 DRIEST ON RECORD.

THE MOST VIOLENT THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED ON THE 10TH...WHEN SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS TORE THROUGH PARTS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTH-CENTRAL
KANSAS. HARDEST HIT WAS BARTON COUNTY...WHERE 70 TO 85 MPH WINDS
ROARED THROUGH THE COUNTY THAT EVENING. NOT SURPRISINGLY SIGNIFICANT
DAMAGE RESULTED. AROUND 80 PERCENT OF THE ROOF WAS TORN OFF LINCOLN
ELEMENTARY 1 MILE WEST OF GREAT BEND AND A NURSING HOME SUFFERED
UNSPECIFIED ROOF DAMAGE 1 MILE NORTH OF GREAT BEND. WINDS OF 70-PLUS
MPH TEAMED WITH GOLF BALL-SIZED HAIL TO SMASH THE WINDSHIELD OF A
STORM CHASER`S VEHICLE. FORTUNATELY THE CHASER WASN`T INJURED. LATER
THAT EVENING...WINDS FROM 60 TO 75 MPH TORE THROUGH RENO AND KINGMAN
COUNTIES ALONG WITH A COUPLE REPORTS OF GOLF BALL-SIZED HAIL.

THE ABOVE FACTS AND STATISTICS WEREN`T THE ONLY NEWSWORTHY EVENTS.
IN THE EVENING OF THE 27TH...THE WEATHER WAS EXCELLENT...ENABLING
ONE AND ALL TO WITNESS A "SUPER MOON" TOTAL ECLIPSE...A LUNAR
ECLIPSE THAT OCCURS WHEN THE MOON IS AT PERIGEE...OR ITS CLOSEST
DISTANCE TO EARTH. HOPEFULLY ONE SAW THIS STELLAR CELESTIAL EVENT
FOR THE NEXT "SUPER MOON" TOTAL ECLIPSE WON`T OCCUR UNTIL OCTOBER
2033.

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