Finger on the Weather

Wichita’s dry spell closes in on three weeks

Courtesy of National Weather Service

If Wichita receives any rain early Tuesday morning, it will be the first measurable precipitation for the city in three weeks.

More than half an inch of rain fell the first two days of February, but only traces of precipitation have fallen since then. Winter is typically dry, however, as reflected by the fact that despite the three dry weeks Wichita is just .30 below normal for moisture.

January was dry, too, with .19 of moisture. That leaves Wichita .94 below average for precipitation thus far in 2016.

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