OCTOBER 2005 WEATHER SUMMARY FOR DODGE CITY

Precipitation for the month of October at Dodge City ended up at 3.47 inches,
which was 2.02 inches above normal.  This was the twelfth wettest October on
record dating back to 1875.  There were two days where over an inch of rain
fell.  On the 10th there was 1.74 inches, and on the 19th there was 1.11
inches.  In addition to heavy rain, severe thunderstorms moved through the
Dodge City area on the 19th and produced large hail.  There were reports of
hail up to two inches in diameter.  The total precipitation for the year up
through October 31st was 20.06 inches, which was 0.51 inches below normal. 
No snowfall was recorded in October.

The average 24 hour temperature for October was 59.7 degrees, which was 2.6
degrees above normal.  The average high was 72.9 and the average low was 46.4. 
The warmest day of the month was on the 3rd with a reading of 94 degrees. 
The coldest temperature was 27 degrees on the morning of the 24th.  There was
one record set and that was on the 4th when the low only got down to 70 degrees. 
This broke the record highest minimum temperature of 66 which was set in 1900
and tied in 1938.    On the 3rd the low was 72 degrees, which tied the record
highest minimum set in 1954. 

The average wind speed for the month was 11.9 mph.  The highest wind gust was
45 mph on the 4th.  The percentage of sunshine for October was 74 percent.


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