Cool October 2009 Sets Records in Wichita and Salina (11/12/2009)

By: NWS Wichita

Wichita and Salina both Record their 2nd Coolest October's

 

   The October 2009 average temperature at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport was 51.2 degrees, a chilling 7.4 degrees below normal.  Consequently, the month went into the record books as the 2nd coolest October in Wichita since records began in 1888.  This record beat out the 1917 record when the average October temperature was 51.9 degrees, but still lagged behind the coolest October on record, which occurred in 1925 with a average temperature of 49.0 degrees.  A staggering 25 of 31 days recorded below normal readings, with 13 of those days at least 10 degrees below normal.  Record low temperatures were set on the 3rd and 11th of the month, with readings of 37 and 34 degrees respectively.  Additionally, record cool high temperatures were set on teh 10th and 11th, with readings of 42 and 45 degrees, respectively. 

 

Salina also proved to be quite cool, tallying an average monthly temperature of 49.2 degrees, an amazing 8.7 degrees below normal.  Like Wichita, the month also went into the record books as the 2nd coolest OCtober on record.  This also beat out the 1917 October average of 50.9 degrees, but fell short of breaking the coldest October on record from 1925 with an average temperature of 47.9.  Amazingly, 25 of 31 days in Salina also recorded below normal readings, with 14 of them at least 10 degrees below normal.  Record cool high temperatures were set on the 10th, 11th, 13th and 14th of the month with readigns of 38, 40, 46, and 44 degrees, respectively. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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