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Wichita, Other Kansas Regions Report Near Record Rainfall In May

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To no one's surprise, some Kansas areas reported near record amounts of rain for the month of May.

Kansas State University climatologist Mary Knapp says the Garden City Experiment Station recorded 6.38 inches last month, the fourth wettest May on record. A year ago, the station recorded just 0.63 inch in May.

The Hutchinson News reports Dodge City's 10.33 inches was the wettest May since 12.82 inches fell in 1881. Wichita, with 11.77 inches, and Great Bend, with 10.36 inches, both had the second wettest May, while Kanopolis Lake, Tribune and Colby recorded their third most rain in May.

Hutchinson's 7.72 inches was only the fourth-highest rainfall amount in May. But Lebo, in Coffey County, recorded the wettest month since 1893 with 15.53 inches in May.

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