Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Rainfall totals - Record watch Friday

Rainfall totals through 7 a.m. Wednesday:
Winfield: 0.99"
Wichita: 0.92"
Salina: 0.72"
Jabara Airport: 0.40"
Hutch: 0.25"
Newton: 0.22"
Pratt: 0.11"
Russell: 0.09"
Medicine Lodge: 0.05"
Garden City: Trace

Radar estimates that most of the heavier amounts (over .50") were somewhat isolated. I know the lightning and thunder woke me up, but it didn't take long for them to pass and the weather now settles down. In fact, there won't be anymore rain now for at least another week.

Record Watch:
We are already in the top 5 warmest Octobers on record in Salina. Wichita is tied for the 6th warmest and there's still 6 days where we could bump up even higher in the rankings. 

Just look at the forecast heading into Friday. WOW! This is incredible for late October. We will likely have close to half dozen record highs because afternoon warmth will be 20-25 warmer than average. 

Some of you are asking if it will ever cool down. It will. I'm starting to see signs of bigger temperature changes, but we may not see much of it until after the first week of November. Winter is coming and our winter forecast will be on the air November 7th. 


William Wiese said...

We were blessed to have gotten .86 inch of rain last night seven miles SSE of Haven.

Anonymous said...

.25 inch 2 miles NE of Jabara Airport

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