The Ag-Climate Update is a joint effort between our climate and extension specialists. Every month the update includes a brief summary of that month, agronomic impacts, relevant maps and graphs, 1-month temperature and precipitation outlooks, monthly extremes, and notable highlights.
July 2020: Wet condition across Kansas except two corners
Rainfall for July was above normal statewide and for most divisions, but still was short in much of southeast Kansas (Fig. 1). Statewide average precipitation was 5.94 inches, 160% of normal. The North Central Division was the wettest with an average of 8.43 inches, 206% of normal. Overall, there were 128 new daily precipitation records in the state, five of which set new monthly records.
Temperatures were close to normal. The statewide average for July was just 0.2 degrees warmer than normal. The thermal heat unit was largely driven by record warm minimum temperatures. Statewide there were 2 new daily record highs and 4 new record warm lows.
Figure 1. Departures from normal temperature (°F) and precipitation (inches) for July 2020.
View the entire July Ag-Climate Summary, including the accompanying maps and graphics (not shown in this summary), at http://climate.k-state.edu/ag/updates/.