Records for the State of Kansas

Record High Temperature: 121 degrees*, Alton, KS 7/24/36.
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Also occurred on 7/18/36 in Fredonia, KS).
Record Low Temperature: -40 degrees, Lebanon, KS 2/13/1905.
24 hour record rainfall: 12.59 inches, Burlington, KS 5/31-6/1/41.
Annual precipitation record: 71.99 inches, Hiawatha, KS 1973.
Average number of tornadoes: 59 per year.(1950-2008)
Most tornadoes in one year: 187 in 2008
Least amount of precipitation in one year: 4.77 inches, Johnson, KS 1956.
Record snowfall in a season: 102.0 inches, at the National Weather Service, Goodland, Winter of 1979/1980.
99 inches, 8 miles northwest of St. Francis, 1984.
Record snowfall in 24 hours: 30 inches. Pratt, KS. March 27th-28th 2009
Highest recorded windspeed: Not documented yet.
Largest documented hailstone: 9/15/10, the largest hailstone in Kansas fell in Southwest Wichita near 119th and Pawnee. It measured 7.75 inches in diameter and weighed 1.1 pounds.(the weight was taken 15 hours after the diameter was measured)

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