Recent rainfall totals in Kansas: The winners and losers

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Rain made a welcome return to Kansas this week. Unfortunately, the beneficial moisture didn’t make it as Far East as originally predicted. The weekly precipitation totals through Monday were minimal, as seen in these maps:

With that, it wasn’t surprising to see the abnormally dry conditions expand across much of the state:



The rains from October 21-23 were concentrated in the western third of the state, with the highest totals in southwest Kansas. These amounts are likely to erase the abnormally dry conditions in that area. However, amounts dropped sharply as the system moved north and east. There is unlikely to be significant improvement in northwest and north central Kansas. Also, conditions are likely to deteriorate in the eastern divisions.



Mary Knapp, Weather Data Library