Rains dent Wichita’s precipitation deficit

The rainy holiday weekend pushed Wichita above normal for the month of May, weather officials say.

The combined rainfall total since May 22 is 3.26 inches at the official recording station next to Mid-Continent Airport in southwest Wichita. Rains were isolated, however, which explains why downtown Wichita received much more rain than that and north Wichita much less.

For the month, Wichita has logged 3.81 inches of rain through Monday morning. That’s .08 above normal for the month.

It pushed Wichita’s rainfall for the year to 5.82 inches, which is still 5.2 inches below normal.