Wichita - Extreme Daily Precipitation for Each Year





This page lists the biggest rainstorms or snowstorms of the year in Wichita, Kansas along with the date they occurred. The information answers questions like: When was the last time more than five inches of precipitation landed on Wichita in a single day? What was the rainiest day of 2019?

The list gives the highest daily precipitation for each year in Wichita and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign beside it means the same amount of moisture also fell on at least one other day earlier that year.

These records were observed at Eisenhower National Airport and go back to 1954. During that time the heaviest downpour measured for a single day was 10.31 inches (261.9 millimetres) on September 12, 2008.

Most precipitation in one day for recent years in Wichita
Inches Date Milli­metres
2.18 June 30, 2021   55.4
1.73 May 11, 2020   43.9
2.76 August 21, 2019 70.1
3.02 October 08, 2018 76.7
2.05 April 16, 2017 52.1
5.72 July 02, 2016 145.3
3.59 May 16, 2015 91.2
2.47 June 24, 2014 62.7
2.38 August 04, 2013 60.5
2.86 February 03, 2012 72.6
2.82 June 09, 2011 71.6
2.94 June 13, 2010 74.7
Highest daily precipitation recorded at Wichita each year
Inches Date Milli­metres
5.10 April 26, 2009 129.5
10.31 September 12, 2008 261.9
2.34 June 29, 2007 59.4
1.96 May 09, 2006 49.8
2.67 July 03, 2005 67.8
2.57 July 23, 2004 65.3
2.78 October 08, 2003 70.6
2.73 October 03, 2002 69.3
1.75 March 15, 2001 44.5
2.64 June 13, 2000 67.1
5.78 September 26, 1999 146.8
5.79 October 31, 1998 147.1
2.14 July 08, 1997 54.4
2.28 November 16, 1996 57.9
2.79 June 08, 1995 70.9
1.61 August 19, 1994 40.9
2.01 July 13, 1993 51.1
2.40 July 16, 1992 61.0
2.68 August 29, 1991 68.1
1.58 November 03, 1990 40.1
3.28 September 05, 1989 83.3
1.67 April 01, 1988 42.4
3.76 August 12, 1987 95.5
2.24 September 29, 1986 56.9
3.09 October 09, 1985 78.5
2.57 December 15, 1984 65.3
2.30 July 03, 1983 58.4
1.91 May 05, 1982 48.5
1.89 May 17, 1981 48.0
2.82 August 14, 1980 71.6
2.58 June 08, 1979 65.5
2.02 September 17, 1978 51.3
2.72 September 01, 1977 69.1
1.96 July 01, 1976 49.8
2.17 May 28, 1975 55.1
2.20 April 20, 1974 55.9
2.68 September 26, 1973 68.1
1.30 August 24, 1972 33.0
2.50 October 29, 1971 63.5
3.18 June 11, 1970 80.8
2.10 July 19, 1969 53.3
2.96 September 22, 1968 75.2
1.76 July 05, 1967 44.7
1.29 June 07, 1966 32.8
4.65 June 04, 1965 118.1
3.74 May 27, 1964 95.0
3.06 May 25, 1963 77.7
2.42 July 23, 1962 61.5
2.59 March 26, 1961 65.8
3.10 August 24, 1960 78.7
3.34 August 15, 1959 84.8
2.83 July 04, 1958 71.9
2.24 June 26, 1957 56.9
1.05 October 14, 1956 + 26.7
4.14 October 02, 1955 105.2
1.88 May 23, 1954 47.8
Reference

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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