6th Snowiest November and 6th Driest Fall for Wichita. (12/1/2006)

By: Andy Kleinsasser, Meteorologist

Wichita experienced a record dry fall despite a record-breaking late November snowstorm.

Wichita November 2006 snowfall measured 5.5 inches, which tied 1975 for the 6th snowiest November on record. The snowiest November on record for Wichita occurred in 1906 when 8.7 inches was measured.

Additionally, only 2.12 inches of precipitation fell on the Wichita area from September through November, which ranks as the 6th driest fall on record. The driest fall occurred in 1917 when only 1.05 inches of precipitation was measured, while the wettest fall occurred more recently in 1998 when an amazing 15.87 inches was measured at Wichita Mid- Continent Aiport. September through November is considered meteorological fall.

Records for Wichita date back to July 1st, 1888.

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