Only one year has been drier

This has been one of the driest starts to a year in Wichita history. In fact, only one year – 1936, in the heart of the Dust Bowl – had less precipitation through April 28 than 2014.

Tuesday’s showers did almost nothing to change that. Officially, only .02 fell in Wichita. This graphic produced by the National Weather Service lists the driest opening four months in the city’s history.


There’s no relief on the horizon, either. Dry weather is expected for at least the next week.