Wichita Weather Story Archives for 2006


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(12/1/2006) Winter Storm Buries Southern Kansas! By: Chris Jakub
First snow storm of the season blasts southern Kansas with some hefty snowfall totals.
(12/1/2006) 6th Snowiest November and 6th Driest Fall for Wichita. By: Andy Kleinsasser, Meteorologist
Wichita experienced a record dry fall despite a record-breaking late November snowstorm.
(11/24/2006) 2ND WARMEST THANKSGIVING SINCE 1888 FOR WICHITA! By: ANDY KLEINSASSER, METEOROLOGIST
THANKSGIVING 2006 PROVED TO BE THE WARMEST IN OVER 40 YEARS.
(11/9/2006) All Time November Highs Set! By: Rob Cox
(10/6/2006) New Fire Weather Products Are Now Available By: Mary-Beth Schreck
On October 3 2006 the National Weather Service office in Wichita KS began issuing some new fire weather products. The following products are now being issued:
(10/2/2006) All Time Record Highs for October Set! By: Robb Lawson
(9/22/2006) Late Summer F1 Tornado Strikes Russell!! By: Robb Lawson
(8/26/2006) Severe Storms Return to Central, South Central and Southeast Kansas! By: Robb Lawson
(8/1/2006) WICHITA EXPERIENCES ITS WARMEST AND DRIEST JULY SINCE 2003 By: Andy Kleinsasser
JULY 2006 PROVED TO BE WARMER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL FOR WICHITA...AS WELL AS MOST OTHER LOCATIONS ACROSS THE AREA.
(7/16/2006) Wichita Reaches the Century Mark For The First Time This Year! By: Robb Lawson
(6/17/2006) Severe Straight Line Winds Pummel Portions of Central and South Central Kansas! By: Robb Lawson
(6/15/2006) WICHITA EXPERIENCES WARMEST SPRING IN 117 YEAR CLIMATE RECORD By: Eric Schminke
AS FAR AS WICHITA IS CONCERNED...SPRING 2006 SOARED TO THE TOP OF THE RECORD BOOKS IN TERMS OF WARMEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURE.
(6/6/2006) Late Night Severe Storm Damages Small Reno County Town! By: Robb Lawson
(5/31/2006) With May On Its Way Out Severe Weather Returned to Central and South Central Kansas By: Robb Lawson
(5/1/2006) Record Breaking April! By: Andy Kleinsasser
April 2006 ranks 3rd warmest since 1889 for Wichita Mid- Continent Airport.
(4/25/2006) Large Hail Slams South Central Kansas By: Robb Lawson
Two rounds of severe storms produced destructive hail across portions of South Central Kansas on Monday April 24th.
(4/18/2006) April 21st, 2006 marks the 5th anniversary of the F4 Hoisington Tornado By: Brad Ketcham
April 21st, 2006 will mark the 5th anniversary of the devastating F4 tornado that killed 1 person and injured 28 others, as it moved through the heart of Hoisington, Kansas.
(4/7/2006) Tornado Strikes Southeast Labette County! By: Robb Lawson and Brad Ketcham
An F1 tornado moved across Southern Labette County (just south of Chetopa), Kansas on Thursday, April 6th, causing 12 minor injuries.
(4/2/2006) April Arrives With Severe Weather By: Jim Caruso
Severe thunderstorms raked across portions of central, south central and southeastern Kansas Saturday evening, April 1st, 2006.
(3/31/2006) Tornadoes Impacted Portions of Central and Southeast Kansas on Thursday, March 30th, 2006 By: Richard Elder, Robb Lawson and Brad Ketcham
Several tornadoes struck central and southeast Kansas Thursday afternoon March 30th, 2006. A few of these caused significant damage.
(3/21/2006) Strong Winter Storm Impacted Much of Central and South Central Kansas Sunday Night through Monday night, March 19th-20th, 2006. By: Ken Cook and Jim Caruso
The Winter storm system brought much-needed, beneficial precipitation to all of central and southeastern Kansas.
(3/14/2006) Major Severe Weather Outbreak Starts in Southeast Kansas By: Robb Lawson
Deadly tornadoes swept across portions of Missouri on Sunday March 12th. Many of the storms that produced tornadoes across Missouri initiated in Southeast Kansas where they dropped very large hail.
(2/28/2006) 5th Driest February and 5th Driest Winter on Record for Wichita! By: Chris Bowman
(2/1/2006) WICHITA EXPERIENCES WARMEST JANUARY ON RECORD By:
Wichita started 2006 by recording it's warmest January on record, when an average temperature of 43.2 degrees was recorded. This broke a 73-year old January average temperature record, 42.5 degrees, set in 1933, when the Dust Bowl Era was about to begin.
(1/29/2006) First January tornado since 1950 strikes forecast area By: Rob Cox
Tornado strikes east Newton around 320 pm on January 28th.
(1/11/2006) Winter Returns with Heavy Snow Across Southeast Kansas By: Paul Howerton
Over a foot of snow fell in some parts of southeast Kansas on Tuesday January 10th.
(1/1/2006) 2005 Wichita Climate Highlights. By: Andy Kleinsasser
A dry & warm spring, a wet & cool summer, and a dry & warm fall characterized 2005 weather.
(1/1/2006) 2005 PROVES TO BE AN EXCEPTIONALLY ACTIVE YEAR By:
Like most of it's predecessors, 2005 was an exceptionally active year from a meteorological perspective in Central, South-Central, and Southeast Kansas. Perhaps those events garnering the greatest attention were the ice storm of January 4th & 5th, the June 8th & 9th flash flood, and the severe thunderstorm outbreaks of June 30th, July 3rd and August 19th.

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