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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
500 AM CDT WED JUL 1 2015

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...THE SALINA KS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 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             114   06/25/1911
 LOW               38   06/04/1897
HIGHEST           104   06/22                         97  06/30
LOWEST             56   06/01                         53  06/13
AVG. MAXIMUM     91.2              87.2     4.0     86.8
AVG. MINIMUM     67.6              64.0     3.6     66.2
MEAN             79.4              75.6     3.8     76.5
DAYS MAX >= 90     19              11.4     7.6       11
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        13.62   1905
 MINIMUM         0.18   1980
TOTALS           4.50              4.11    0.39     8.19
DAILY AVG.       0.15              0.14    0.01     0.27
DAYS >= .01         4              10.3    -6.3       15
DAYS >= .10         4               6.6    -2.6        9
DAYS >= .50         2               2.7    -0.7        6
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.3    -0.3        2
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    3.30   06/05 TO 06/05

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       0                 7      -7        1
 SINCE 7/1       4660              4871    -211     5398
COOLING TOTAL     440               325     115      357
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              10.6
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    40/350    DATE  06/07
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    49/340    DATE  06/07

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.20
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           20
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              9
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          1

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     64

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              8     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                       6
LIGHT RAIN                8     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       8     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE      0
HAZE                      2

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

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...JUNE CLIMATE SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS...

*RIVERS ROSE TO THE OCCASION AS TROPICAL DEPRESSION "BILL" DRENCHED
 SOUTHEAST KANSAS WITH TORRENTIAL RAINS.

*ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES PREVAILED ACROSS THE REGION.

*WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ISOLATED POCKETS OF ABOVE NORMAL
 PRECIPITATION...BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION PREVAILED ACROSS MUCH
 OF THE REGION.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PAID THEIR USUAL VISITS TO CENTRAL...SOUTH-
CENTRAL...AND SOUTHEAST KANSAS...BUT THE EVENT GARNERING PERHAPS THE
GREATEST ATTENTION WAS TROPICAL DEPRESSION "BILL".

THE SLOW...NORTHWARD-MOVING "BILL" SPREAD TORRENTIAL RAINS ACROSS
SOUTH-CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST KANSAS FROM THE 15TH TO THE 17TH. WITH
THE PROLONGED TORRENTIAL RAINS...RIVERS QUICKLY ROSE TO THE OCCASION
TO REQUIRE FLOOD WARNINGS TO BE ISSUED.

THE MOST DRAMATIC RISES OCCURRED AT FLORENCE...WHERE THE COTTONWOOD
RIVER SHOT UP FROM 4.4 FEET EARLY IN THE MORNING ON THE 15TH...TO
23.5 FEET EARLY IN THE MORNING OF THE 16TH...A 19 FOOT JUMP IN 24
HOURS. THE RIVER CRESTED AT 23.8 FEET SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT ON THE
16TH.

IN WEST WICHITA...THE COWSKIN CREEK ROSE FROM AROUND 10 FEET AT THE
WEST 119TH STREET BRIDGE EARLY IN THE MORNING ON THE 15TH TO 20.8
FEET IN THE MORNING OF THE 16TH WHEN IT CRESTED.

IN MID-JUNE...SEVERAL FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS WERE REQUIRED IN SOUTH
CENTRAL KANSAS WHEN SLOW-MOVING THUNDERSTORMS INUNDATED PARTS OF
SEDGWICK AND HARVEY COUNTIES...WITH 5 TO 8 INCHES LATE AT NIGHT ON
THE 14TH/VERY EARLY IN THE MORNING ON THE 15TH. IN NORTHWEST
SEDGWICK COUNTY...ONE PERSON HAD TO BE RESCUED LATE THAT SAME NIGHT
AFTER HE DROVE AROUND A BARRICADE.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE SOMEWHAT LIMITED. PERHAPS THE MOST
NOTEWORTHY EVENTS OCCURRED ON THE 7TH...THE 12TH...AND THE 25TH.

ON THE 7TH...HAIL AROUND THE SIZE OF GOLF BALLS HIT PART OF LINCOLN
COUNTY BUT MUCH MORE SO SALINE COUNTY THAT EVENING. A LOCATION 5
MILES NORTH OF SALINA WAS PELTED WITH 2 INCH HAIL. WINDS FROM 60 TO
70 MPH LASHED PARTS OF CHASE COUNTY LATER THAT EVENING.

ON THE 12TH...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PACKING 60 TO 70 MPH WINDS STRUCK
SOUTHEAST KANSAS THAT EVENING...MORE SPECIFICALLY LABETTE COUNTY
WHERE TREES AND POWER LINES WERE DAMAGED IN CHETOPA.

ON THE 25TH...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS HIT BARTON COUNTY THAT EVENING
WITH HAIL AS LARGE AS TENNIS BALLS AND WINDS AROUND 70 MPH. THE
TENNIS BALL-SIZED HAIL STRUCK 5 MILES NORTH OF HOISINGTON. WINDS
AROUND 70 MPH SCATTERED TREE LIMBS AND TOSSED A FEW TRAMPOLINES.

...TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION SUMMARY FOR WICHITA...SALINA AND
CHANUTE...

WICHITA`S MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 80.0 DEGREES...4.2 DEGREES
WARMER THAN NORMAL...AND TIED FOR THE 9TH WARMEST JUNE ON RECORD
(SINCE 1889). IT WAS THE 3RD WARMEST JUNE SINCE 1991. 19 DAYS
REACHED OR EXCEEDED 90 DEGREES...WHICH IS TIED FOR 12TH MOST.
PRECIPITATION ONLY TALLIED 2.20 INCHES...WHICH WAS 3.00 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL. IT WAS THE 28TH DRIEST JUNE ON RECORD...AND THE 2ND DRIEST
SINCE 1999.

SALINA`S MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 79.4 DEGREES...3.8 DEGREES
WARMER THAN NORMAL...AND TIED FOR THE 6TH WARMEST JUNE ON RECORD
(SINCE 1949). IT WAS THE 3RD WARMEST JUNE SINCE 1992. 19 DAYS
REACHED OR EXCEEDED 90 DEGREES...WHICH IS TIED FOR 9TH MOST.
PRECIPITATION TALLIED 4.50 INCHES...WHICH WAS 0.39 INCHES ABOVE
NORMAL. IT WAS THE 24TH DRIEST JUNE ON RECORD.

CHANUTE`S MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 77.7 DEGREES...3.1 DEGREES
WARMER THAN NORMAL...AND TIED FOR THE 17TH WARMEST JUNE ON RECORD
(SINCE 1896). IT TIED FOR 3RD WARMEST JUNE SINCE 1995. PRECIPITATION
ONLY TALLIED 2.37 INCHES...WHICH WAS 3.66 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. IT
WAS THE 16TH DRIEST JUNE ON RECORD...AND THE 3RD DRIEST SINCE 1989.

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