Finger on the Weather

Another inch of rain for Wichita

Courtesy of Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network

Wichita welcomed another hearty rain Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.

The thunder and brief downpours may have spoiled some outdoor plans, but they delivered more than an inch of rain to a still-thirsty city. Officially, Wichita received 1.14 inches of rain through 4 a.m. Wednesday, said Vanessa Pearce, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

That raised April’s rainfall total to 2.73 inches, which is 1.25 inches above average. But Wichita is still below normal for the year. The 5 inches of 2016 are 1.18 inches below average.

Reports sent into CoCoRahs — the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network — indicated more than an inch of rain fell throughout Wichita, while little more than half an inch fell in western Sedgwick County.

About an inch of rain fell in western Harvey County, while less fell in the eastern half.

Stan Finger: 316-268-6437, @StanFinger

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