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Kansas weather summary for June: Uneven rainfall

The wet May in Kansas gave way to uneven rainfall in June. The statewide average precipitation was 3.23 inches, or 74 percent of normal. The East Central and West Central Divisions came closest to normal. The East Central Division averaged 5.57 inches, or 99 percent of normal. The West Central Division averaged 2.74 inches, or 98 percent of normal. In contrast, the Southwest Division averaged just 1.63 inches, or 50 percent of normal, marking it as the division with the lowest percent of normal. The greatest monthly precipitation total for a National Weather Service (NWS) Coop station was 11.59 inches at Easton, Leavenworth County. The greatest monthly total for a Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow (CoCoRaHS) station was 9.65 inches at Derby 2.9 N, Sedgwick County. The highest 24-hour totals: 4.45 inches at Blue Rapids, Marshall County, on the 17th (NWS); and 4.85 inches at Hope 9.4 WNW, Dickinson County, on the 30th (CoCoRaHS).

 

Temperatures rebounded from the cooler-than-normal conditions in May. Statewide, temperatures averaged 74.9 degrees F, or 1.6 degrees warmer than normal. The Southeast Division averaged closest to normal with an average of 74.6 degrees F, or 0.4 degrees warmer than normal. The Southwest Division had the greatest departure with an average of 76.4 degrees F, which was 2.9 degrees warmer than normal. The warmest reading for the month was 110 degrees F at Tribune 14N, Greeley County, on the 17th. The coldest reading was 39 degrees F, recorded at Atchison 1S, Leavenworth County, on the 23rd. Despite the warm temperatures, there were only four record high maximum temperatures during the month and 12 record high minimum temperatures. On the cold side, there were 17 new record cold maximum temperatures in June and 10 new record low minimum temperatures. None of the temperature records set new records for June. All divisions had high temperatures reach 90 degrees F or more, with all but the eastern divisions having highs in the 100s.

 
 

Severe weather was again a feature of the month, with most of the events in the form of hail and high winds. There were three reports of tornadoes, which is less than the 1950-2016 average of 14 tornadoes in June. In addition, there were 152 hail reports, and 178 high wind reports. One of the worst outbreaks came during the week of June 14th to June 20th when 117 hail events and 124 wind events were reported. The largest hail stones reported were 4.5 inches in diameter, reported near Ulysses, KS on the 20th.

 

The lower-than-normal precipitation with warmer-than-normal temperatures resulted in a return to abnormally dry conditions in parts of the state. The July outlook calls for a slightly increased chance of wetter-than-normal conditions the across the eastern third of the state coupled with higher chances of above-normal temperatures. At this point, the dry pattern expected for the next week is providing a window for field work, but increasing concerns for spring field crops, especially those with poorly developed root systems, due to earlier saturated fields.

 

 

 

 

 

June 2017

Kansas Climate Division Summary

 

Precipitation (inches)

Temperature (oF)

 

June 2017

2017 Jan. through June

 

 

Monthly Extremes

Division

Total

Dep. 1

% Normal

Total

Dep. 1

% Normal

Ave

Dep. 1

Max

Min

Northwest

1.95

-0.88

71

12.82

2.15

121

73.0

2.1

105

45

West Central

2.74

-0.07

98

14.52

4.27

142

74.0

2.2

110

46

Southwest

1.63

-1.58

50

14.62

4.66

147

76.4

2.9

105

52

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Central

2.17

-1.66

54

16.08

2.18

115

75.4

2.1

101

47

Central

2.82

-1.26

69

17.48

2.51

118

76.4

2.0

103

50

South Central

3.64

-1.15

75

20.76

4.26

126

76.3

1.3

101

53

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northeast

3.84

-1.30

74

18.33

0.94

106

73.7

0.9

97

48

East Central

5.57

-0.01

99

19.25

0.04

99

74.2

0.9

96

50

Southeast

4.88

-1.06

82

24.67

3.07

114

74.6

0.4

95

49

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATE

3.23

-1.03

73

17.79

2.85

122

74.9

1.6

110

45

 

                 

 

1. Departure from 1981-2010 normal value

2. State Highest temperature: 110 oF at Tribune 14N, Greeley County on the 17th.

3. State Lowest temperature: 39 oF at Atchison 1S, Atchison County, on the 22nd.

4. Greatest 24hr:  4.45 inches at Blue Rapids, Marshall County, on the 17th; 4.85 inches Hope 9.4 WNW , Dickinson County, on the 30th (CoCoRaHS).

Source: KSU Weather Data Library

 

Mary Knapp, Weather Data Library
mknapp@ksu.edu