Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Is the drought over?

I was asked this question this afternoon.  The short answer: yes (for some).  Check out this graphic:

Wichita's approximate location is the red dot.  Sedgwick County is technically  in the Trace-3" designation needed to break drought.   However, look to the blank area immediately east of Wichita.  You'll see that Butler County needs zero.  This was created Sunday night, before we experienced the 1-2" rains on the NE side Monday night.  So, the eastern part of the county probably is back to an even playing field, concerning the drought.  It will be real interesting to see the new drought monitor when it comes out tomorrow morning.  I'll be sure to share it with you then.

In case you were wondering, the official monthly rain total for Wichita is 7.69", the 4th wettest July on record for the city.  My gauge had 11.17"!!  Compare that to July 2012, when Wichita had only 0.26", for the 6th driest July on record.

Gotta love Kansas.

1 comment:

Nila Burch said...

From one extreme to another