Believe it or not, Wichita averages a tenth-of-an-inch of snow in October each year. Of course, that probably means it snowed a few inches one year and then nothing happened for several years after that.
But even if it snowed this week in Wichita, that wouldn’t come near the record for earliest measurable snowfall in the city. That distinction goes to Sept. 26, 1942, when a trace fell.
Leave it to Wichita to laugh at the concept of “average.” Two years after setting a record for earliest snowfall, the city set a new record for latest freeze: late November.