Wichita Washes Away Its Annual Precipitation Record! (10/15/2008)

By: Kevin Darmofal, Robb Lawson, Andy Kleinsasser

The latest rainfall event has broken the annual precipitation record of 50.48 inches in Wichita. This record was set in 1951.

The old record was broken at 530 am CDT on Wednesday October 15th and by the end of the day 0.53 inches of precipitation was recorded. This brought the yearly precipitation total to 50.72 inches. With more than 2 months remaining in the year, each additional hundredth of an inch will increase the new annual precipitation record.

The table below shows the monthly breakdown of precipitation so far in 2008.
Month 2008 Precip Normal precip
January 0.35 0.84
February 1.57 1.02
March 3.08 2.71
April 1.82 2.57
May 13.14 4.16
June 7.42 4.25
July 3.82 3.31
August 3.00 2.94
September 12.96 2.96
October 3.56
thru Oct 16th

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