Despite last week’s rain, September still dryer than normal in Wichita

Despite some nice rains scattered throughout the month in the Wichita area, September will go down in the record books as dryer than normal.

The National Weather Service office in west Wichita officially recorded 2.64 inches last month, which is a half-inch below normal. But keep in mind that much more rain fell in the northern half of the city last week. Reports of more than 3 inches were widespread. That would have matched the monthly average in one bite.