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This article looks at 36 locations across Kansas and how much rainfall has been recorded during the "growing season" so far this summer. Each location has been ranked in terms of "driest" compared to the years of record for that location. How does the location near you compare in the history books?
From a meteorology perspective, winter officially ended on February 28. This article takes a closer look at the precipitation totals across Kansas for the last three months. Some areas experienced above-normal precipitation while others areas are still in exceptional drought.
This article summarizes the growing season precipitation across Kansas since April 1. How did April and May compare to past years? There is also a discussion of the summer outlooks for temperature and precipitation.
This article examines the rainfall totals across Kansas during spring (March, April, and May) more closely. Statistics are provided for the different climate divisions and at the county level. The updated summer weather outlook for Kansas from the Climate Prediction Center is also discussed.
As of July 9, there have been 100 days since April 1, a date that meteorologists often use to define the start of the summer growing season. In this article, we take a look at how the 2023 growing season has compared to 2022, and how 2023 compares to normal for Kansas.
The meteorological start of the 2023 growing season was on April 1. The average precipitation across southwest Kansas for this 4-month period is 16.29 inches which ranks as the 5th wettest April-July on record in that division, dating back to the start of official climate records in 1895.