Finger on the Weather

May showers continue a wet 2017 for Wichita

The rain just keeps coming in what has been a remarkably wet spring for Wichita.

Friday’s showers delivered .49 of an inch, raising the rainfall total for May to 4.23 inches. That’s 1.57 inches above normal for that stage of the month, National Weather Service meteorologist Eric Schminke said.

For the year, Wichita has logged 18.63 inches of rain. That’s 8.68 inches above normal, Schminke said, and puts Wichita on track for the third-wettest year in the city’s history.

Only 1944 and 1951 saw more rain fall in Wichita through the first two-thirds of May. More rain is in the forecast early in the coming week, forecasters say.

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