Daily Archives: 13 December, 2012

December’s dry opening dozen days joins elite list

The 12 Days of Christmas may bring much variety to a true love, but the 12 days of December have been dry, dry, dry for Wichita.

It’s only the 10th time since records began being kept in 1888 that first 12 days of December saw no precipitation fall in Wichita, according to the local branch of the National Weather Service.

There were only two days of measurable precipitation in November – on the 10th and 11 – and the total of .55 was .88 of an inch below normal for the month.

Not counting days when a trace of rain fell, 59 of the last 61 days have lacked measurable precipitation in Wichita. The weather service recorded .08 on Oct. 13.

Wichita averages 32 inches of rain through mid-December, but has recorded less than 25 so far this year.

Wichita weather: Windy and 50s as showers approach

It’ll be another breezy day in the Wichita area today, forecasters say, as temperatures climb near 60 on a sunny day.

South winds will be in the teens, with gusts nearing 30 miles an hour. Overnight lows will be in the mid-30s, with a few clouds and winds easing into the low teens.

Friday brings a good chance of showers and thunderstorms, forecasters say, with highs in the upper 50s. South winds will intensify as the day unfolds, strengthening from the low teens to the low 20s. Gusts could top 30 miles an hour.

Sunshine is expected to return for the weekend, forecasters say, though temperatures will retreat into the 40s for highs by Sunday.

For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page.