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CLIMATE REPORT...CORRECTED THUNDERSTORM DAYS...ADDED NARRATIVE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
309 PM CST TUE NOV 4 2014

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...THE SALINA KS CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2014...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1894 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             100   10/03/1954
 LOW               14   10/31/1993
HIGHEST            90   10/25                         92  10/04
LOWEST             27   10/31                         28  10/27
AVG. MAXIMUM     72.5              69.0     3.5     70.5
AVG. MINIMUM     47.3              46.0     1.3     43.7
MEAN             59.9              57.5     2.4     57.1
DAYS MAX >= 90      1               0.4     0.6        2
DAYS MAX <= 32      0               0.0     0.0        0
DAYS MIN <= 32      1               1.7    -0.7        6
DAYS MIN <= 0       0               0.0     0.0        0

PRECIPITATION (INCHES)
RECORD
 MAXIMUM         7.36   1941
 MINIMUM           MM   MM
TOTALS           1.56              2.27   -0.71     1.19
DAILY AVG.       0.05              0.07   -0.02     0.04
DAYS >= .01         8               7.2     0.8        8
DAYS >= .10         4               4.2    -0.2        3
DAYS >= .50         1               1.4    -0.4        0
DAYS >= 1.00        0               0.6    -0.6        0
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    0.79   09/30 TO 10/01

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL     194               266     -72      293
 SINCE 7/1        234               318     -84      305
COOLING TOTAL      43                34       9       55
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              8.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    39/360    DATE  10/13
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    47/360    DATE  10/13

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.20
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           26
NUMBER OF DAYS PC              4
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          1

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     63

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              2     MIXED PRECIP              0
HEAVY RAIN                2     RAIN                      4
LIGHT RAIN                8     FREEZING RAIN             0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                      0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                      0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                     0
FOG                      11     FOG W/VIS <= 1/4 MILE     1
HAZE                      9

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

&&

...WICHITA RECORDED ITS WARMEST OCTOBER SINCE 1963...

OCTOBER 2014 PROVED TO BE QUITE A BIT WARMER THAN NORMAL ACROSS MUCH
OF THE REGION...WITH BIG VARIATIONS IN PRECIPITATION. MOST LOCATIONS
WERE 2 TO 4 DEGREES WARMER THAN THE OFFICIAL 1981-2010 NORMAL...WITH
POCKETS CLOSE TO 5 DEGREES WARMER THAN NORMAL. WICHITA RECORDED ITS
16TH WARMEST OCTOBER SINCE 1888...AND ITS WARMEST SINCE 1963. FOUR
DAYS DURING THE MONTH MET OR EXCEEDED 90 DEGREES AT MID-CONTINENT
AIRPORT...WHICH WAS ONLY THE 5TH OCTOBER SINCE 1888 TO HAVE AT LEAST
FOUR DAYS MEET OR EXCEED THE 90 DEGREE MARK.

PRECIPITATION-WISE...THERE WERE BIG VARIATIONS DURING THE MONTH. ON
THE HIGH SIDE...FAR SOUTHEAST KANSAS RECORDED MONTHLY TOTALS RANGING
FROM 6 TO 8 INCHES...WHICH WAS AROUND 200 PERCENT OF NORMAL. MUCH OF
CENTRAL KANSAS WAS NEAR TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL...WHILE PORTIONS OF
SOUTH-CENTRAL KANSAS WERE ONLY 50 TO 70 PERCENT OF NORMAL. IN
FACT...PORTIONS OF SOUTH-CENTRAL KANSAS NEAR THE OKLAHOMA BORDER
WERE LESS THAN 50 PERCENT OF NORMAL.

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