Excessive October Rain Falls On Western Kansas

Two storm systems impacted the high plains over a 4 day period and dumped copious amounts of rain on some areas from October 11th through the 14th.  Rainfall totals for the four day period exceeded 1.5 inches everywhere across the region.  There was a large area that received over 3 inches for the period and several bands that had between 4 and six inches of rain!  The largest amounts occurred east of  Liberal, near Plains, north of Montezuma, and near Bucklin where between six and eight inches fell.  A lot of this rain fell on areas that had very little rainfall in September.  Although there was a lot of water standing in fields and ditches were running full, flooding was minimal.  This moisture should go a long way in carrying the fall planted wheat through the the winter and into early spring.

The graph shows accumulated rainfall over the 4 day period from the 11th through the 14th.



 Accumulated rainfall from October 11th through the 14th


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