A band of thunderstorms developed early Sunday evening from just north of Dodge City into the St. John area. This band moved slowly south to Dodge City and produced heavy rain…especially over the northeastern part to the airport. A total of 2.62 inches of rain had fallen between 9 pm and 10 pm at the airport. That band of storms had moved out of the area shortly after 10 pm. More thunderstorms moved into Dodge City between 11 pm and midnight and produced more heavy rain. That rain ended shortly after 2 am. The last batch of rain moved in after 7 am the following morning and ended by around 930 am. In all…a total of 6.95 inches of rain had fallen at the Dodge City Regional Airport in less than 24 hours. This established a 24 hour record for precipitation for Dodge City. The previous record was 6.08 inches on June 7th and 8th way back in 1899.
Top 5 24 hour precipitation totals for Dodge City:
|6.95 inches||July 4-5, 2010|
|6.08 inches||June 7-8, 1899|
|5.89 inches||Sept 16-17, 1906|
|5.56 inches||April 30-May 1, 1978|
|5.32 inches||May 25-26, 1898|
The map below shows the rainfall across Ford county. The strip of heaviest rain was along U.S. Highway 50 where over 7 inches was recorded just west and north of the airport...