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CLIMATE REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
249 PM CDT FRI JUL 1 2016

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...THE WICHITA EISENHOWER NATIONAL CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 2016...

CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1888 TO 2016

WEATHER         OBSERVED          NORMAL  DEPART  LAST YEAR`S
                 VALUE   DATE(S)  VALUE   FROM    VALUE  DATE(S)
                                          NORMAL
................................................................
TEMPERATURE (F)
RECORD
 HIGH             110   06/30/1980
 LOW               43   06/02/1969
HIGHEST           103   06/15                        100  06/30
LOWEST             58   06/06                         59  06/01
AVG. MAXIMUM     92.8              86.7     6.1     91.0
AVG. MINIMUM     69.3              64.9     4.4     69.1
MEAN             81.1              75.8     5.3     80.0
DAYS MAX >= 90     24              10.5    13.5       19
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        14.43   1923
 MINIMUM         0.00   1911
TOTALS           2.83              5.20   -2.37     2.20
DAILY AVG.       0.09              0.17   -0.08     0.07
DAYS >= .01         6              10.0    -4.0        6
DAYS >= .10         4               7.1    -3.1        5
DAYS >= .50         2               3.7    -1.7        2
DAYS >= 1.00        1               1.9    -0.9        1
GREATEST
 24 HR. TOTAL    1.51   06/18 TO 06/18

DEGREE_DAYS
HEATING TOTAL       0                 6      -6        0
 SINCE 7/1       3504              4594   -1090     4279
COOLING TOTAL     486               329     157      459
 SINCE 1/1        616               465     151      572
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WIND (MPH)
AVERAGE WIND SPEED              9.9
HIGHEST WIND SPEED/DIRECTION    41/320    DATE  06/18
HIGHEST GUST SPEED/DIRECTION    53/320    DATE  06/18

SKY COVER
POSSIBLE SUNSHINE (PERCENT)   MM
AVERAGE SKY COVER           0.40
NUMBER OF DAYS FAIR           12
NUMBER OF DAYS PC             18
NUMBER OF DAYS CLOUDY          0

AVERAGE RH (PERCENT)     62

WEATHER CONDITIONS. NUMBER OF DAYS WITH
THUNDERSTORM              7     MIXED PRECIP               0
HEAVY RAIN                4     RAIN                       4
LIGHT RAIN                5     FREEZING RAIN              0
LT FREEZING RAIN          0     HAIL                       0
HEAVY SNOW                0     SNOW                       0
LIGHT SNOW                0     SLEET                      0
FOG                       7     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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...Air Conditioners Worked Overtime In June...

For Central, South-Central and Southeast Kansas, June proved to be a
"Western Sizzler". From the 8th onward, afternoon temperatures often
reached or exceeded 90 degrees.

The furnace was turned up the highest in Central Kansas where Salina
reached or exceeded the dreaded 100-degree mark seven times from the
15th to the 25th. Salina was torched by 105-degree heat on the 15th
(106) and on the 22nd (105). The 106-degree high on the 15th tied
the record for the date set in 1946 while the 105-degree high on the
22nd was 1 degree short of the record set in 1937. Salina did tie a
record warmest low temperature on the 22nd with a sultry low of 78
degrees. This tied the record set in 1988.

For Wichita, Salina and Chanute, this June was one of the 10 hottest
on record. The following are the 10 hottest Junes for each city,
along with additional interesting June statistics:

==WICHITA (8th Warmest)==

1ST:  83.1 In 1953
2ND:  82.7 In 1933
3RD:  82.5 In 1952
4TH:  82.2 In 1934
5TH:  81.7 In 1990
6TH:  81.5 In 1911
7TH:  81.4 In 2011
8TH:  81.1 In 2016
9TH:  80.7 In 2010
10TH: 80.0 In 2015

*Warmest June since 2011.
*Twenty-four days reached or exceeded 90 degrees...tied 2nd most
since 1889.
*Tied for the driest start to June since 1889, but ended the month
42nd driest thanks to beneficial rains the 2nd half of the month.

==SALINA (6th Warmest)==

1ST:  84.7 In 1933
2ND:  83.0 In 1934
3RD:  81.9 In 1952
4TH:  81.3 In 1953
4TH:  81.3 In 1931 (TIED)
6TH:  81.2 In 2016
7TH:  80.6 In 1911
8TH:  80.3 In 2012
9TH:  79.9 In 1990
10TH: 79.6 In 2010
10TH: 79.6 In 1936 (TIED)

*Warmest June since 1953.
*Twenty-two days reached or exceeded 90 degrees...tied 3rd most
since 1948.
*Only 0.45 inches of precipitation occurred. Measuring 3.66 inches
below normal, it was the 3rd driest June since 1894, and the driest
since 1980.

==CHANUTE (7th Warmest)==

1ST:  82.8 In 1953
2ND:  82.5 In 1952
3RD:  81.3 In 1911
4TH:  81.1 In 1934
5TH:  80.3 In 1933
6TH:  80.1 In 1914
7TH:  79.2 In 2016
8TH:  79.1 In 1925
8TH:  79.1 In 2011 (TIED)
10TH: 78.9 In 2010
10TH: 78.9 In 1980 (TIED)

*Warmest June since 1953.
*Twenty days reached or exceeded 90 degrees...8th most since 1896.

Although rainfall was at a premium, the atmosphere was primed at the
pump for locally heavy rains that caused flooding a handful of
times, and in a few cases flash flooding.

On the 15th, the intense heat interacted with high octane moisture to
generate thunderstorms in South-Central Kansas. The thunderstorms
were not only severe, but were also prolific heavy rain-producers.
With weak upper-level flow, this meant that several areas would get
deluged.

That evening, the slow-moving thunderstorms deluged Northern
Sedgwick and Southern harvey Counties with a staggering 6 to 9
inches that caused flash flooding. Most of the rainfall was measured
in only 2 or 3 hours. Several cars were submerged in Halstead where
stranded motorists needed to be rescued. In Northern Sedgwick
County, flash flooding closed roads in Maize, Park City, and Valley
Center where a few vehicles stalled.

The thunderstorms were also prolific hail-producers. Parts of Harvey
and Sedgwick counties were hammered by hail as large as tennis balls,
but 1 to 1.5 inch specimens were far more common. There were
scattered reports of 60 to 70 mph winds. The cloud-to-ground
lightning was vicious; so much, in fact, that it was deemed too
dangerous for the NWS to send the observer outside to measure the
1PM-7PM rainfall.

Late in the night on the 17th, a severe thunderstorm tore through
Reno, Harvey and Sedgwick counties with 60 to 65 mph winds that
downed a few trees and power lines.

Summer 2016 is off to a blazing start. Here`s obviously hoping we
don`t repeat the summer of 2012, when an exceptional flash drought
struck Kansas with a vengeance.

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