Wichita Climate Records

Mid Continent Airport (Records Dating Back to July, 1888)

Temperatures
All-Time Record High: 114 degrees August 12, 1936
All-Time Record Low: -22 degrees February 12, 1899
All-Time Coolest High: -11 degrees February 11, 1899
All-Time Warmest Low: 86 degrees August 13, 1936
Highest Monthly Average: 90.4 degrees July 1980
Lowest Monthly Average: 16.2 degrees January 1940
Average Warmest Annual: 61.4 degrees 2012
Average Coolest Annual: 54.2 degrees 1983

 

Longest Consecutive Stretch of 100+ Degree Days
20 days: August 7-26, 1936
18 days: July 3-20, 1980
16 days: August 19-September 3, 2000
13 days: June 28-July 10, 1990
13 days: July 31-August 12, 1934
13 days: July 10-22, 1934
10 days: July 15-24, 2011
9 days: July 27-August 4, 2012
9 days: July 17-25, 2012
9 days: July 26-August 3, 2011

 

Longest Stretch of 0 Degree or Colder Mornings
8 days: December 18-25, 1983
7 days: February 7-13, 1899
5 days: January 8-12, 1973
5 days: February 14-18, 1936
5 days: February 4-8, 1895
4 days: February 2-5, 1989
4 days: January 7-10, 1988
4 days: January 18-21, 1984
4 days: February 6-9, 1933
4 days: January 5-8, 1912


 

Precipitation:
Highest 24 Hour: 10.31 inches September 12th 2008
Highest 24 Hour (2nd): 7.99 inches September 6th-7th, 1911
Highest Annual: 53.82 inches 2008
Lowest Annual: 12.15 inches 1966
Highest Monthly: 14.43 inches June 1923
Lowest Monthly: 0.00 inch February 2006 and earlier
Highest 3-Hour: 5.75 inches September 26-27, 1999
Highest 2-Hour: 5.01 inches September 26-27, 1999
Highest 1-Hour: 3.95 inches September 26-27, 1999
Highest 30 Minute: 2.29 inches September 26-27, 1999
Highest 15 Minute: 1.52 inches June 14, 1931
Highest 10 Minute: 1.34 inches July 23, 1962
Highest 5 Minute: 0.95 inches June 15, 1982

 

Snow:
Wichita Snow Climatology
Greatest Seasonal: 39.7 inches 1911-12
Honorable Mention: 39.4 inches 1987-88
Least Seasonal: 0.7 inches 1922-23
Greatest Monthly: 21.2 inches February 2013
Greatest 24 hour: 13.5 inches March 15-16, 1970
Greatest Depth: 17.0 inches January 19, 1962
Earliest: Trace September 26, 1942

 


 

Wind:
Peak Gust of 101 mph from the Northeast on July 11, 1993.
(Recorded by ASOS at 88 knots; backup equipment recorded 95 knots/109 mph during the event.)
Peak Gust of 100+ mph from the North on July 14, 1948.
(Winds were sustained at 80 mph for a 5 minute period.)
All 70+ mph Wind Gusts

 

Pressure:
Highest: 31.21 inches Hg  (1057.8 mb) December 24, 1983
Lowest: 28.71 inches Hg  (972.1 mb) February 9, 1960

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