Thirty-one days without precipitation,... (11/14/2007)

By: Robb Lawson

Wichita failed to pick up measurable precipitation(more than a trace) between the dates of October 22nd and November 23rd. This resulted in 31 days without precipitation. So how does this dry spell compare to other dry streaks Wichita has experienced?

Below are the top ten longest streaks the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport has gone through without measurable precipitation since 1888.

1. 67 consecutive days ending 4/19/1936 (Dust Bowl) 2. 50 consecutive days ending 1/25/1923 3. 47 consecutive days ending 12/4/1910 4. 45 consecutive days ending 8/18/1983 5. 44 consecutive days ending 3/5/1930 (Dust Bowl) 6. 43 consecutive days ending 2/1/1986 7. 41 consecutive days ending 9/7/1913 8. 40 consecutive days ending 2/10/1911 9. 38 consecutive days ending 12/6/1989 10. 38 consecutive days ending 7/8/1911

So you can see we still have several more dry days to go before we make the top ten driest streaks.

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This story was brought to you by the National Weather Service - Wichita, Kansas.



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