Finger on the Weather

Maps show Saturday rainfall totals in Wichita area

Aerial time-lapse shows how much rainwater is running through Wichita

The Arkansas River through Wichita, on Thursday afternoon, was moving at nearly 12,000 cubic feet per second after run-off from recent heavy rains continued to make its way through the area.
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The Arkansas River through Wichita, on Thursday afternoon, was moving at nearly 12,000 cubic feet per second after run-off from recent heavy rains continued to make its way through the area.

As these maps produced by the National Weather Service show, Wichita and portions of Sedgwick County received the most rainfall during a soggy 48-hour period stretching through Saturday.

Wichita set a 24-hour record for rainfall on Saturday, and shattered the old mark by more than 30 percent. The 3.59 inches of rain was more than Wichita recorded in February, March and April combined.

The previous record was 2.69 inches in 1951.

Wichita has logged 7.46 inches of rain so far this month, with more rain likely later this week and weekend.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @StanFinger.

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