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Source/Author: Natalie Umphlett - High Plains Regional Climate Center 09/08/11

This was a record setting summer for many locations in the High Plains Region.  Areas of Colorado and Kansas had average temperatures which were up to 8 degrees F above normal.  Numerous locations were ranked in the top 5 warmest summers on record.  Due to highly variable precipitation in the summer, some locations ranked in the top 5 wettest summers, while others ranked in the top 5 driest.

Check out following chart to see what locations were the warmest, driest, and wettest this summer:

Summer Records (June, July, August)

Temperature in degrees F / Precipitation in inches

Warmest

New Record

Old Record/Year

Period of Record

Alamosa, CO

65.3

64.4/2010

1906-2011

Cheesman, CO

68.0

67.9/1931

1902-2011

Colorado Springs, CO

73.2

71.7/1980

1894-2011

Great Sand Dunes Nat, CO

67.0

66.6/2002

1950-2011

La Junta AP, CO

80.2

79.5/1952

1945-2011

Lake George 8 SW, CO

61.6

tie/2002

1960-2011

Trinidad Perry Stokes AP, CO

75.8

74.7/1980

1948-2011

Walsh 1 N, CO

79.9

78.3/2002

1967-2011

 

 

 

 

Anthony, KS

85.9

tie/1934

1899-2011

Cimarron, KS

82.1

80.5/1943

1911-2011

Dodge City, KS

83.5

83.4/1934

1874-2011

Elkhart, KS

82.3

80.0/1935

1900-2011

Garden City Exp Stn, KS

81.2

78.9/2010

1956-2011

Hutchinson 10 SW, KS

84.9

83.9/1980

1959-2011

Lakin, KS

81.7

79.9/1943

1893-2011

Pomona Lake, KS

81.4

79.6/1991

1963-2011

Sublette 7 WSW, KS

83.0

81.9/1952

1918-2011

 

Driest

New Record

Old Record/Year

Period of Record

Dodge City, KS

1.58

2.23/1976

1974-2011

 

Wettest

New Record

Old Record/Year

Period of Record

Fullerton 1 ESE, ND

22.21

16.99/1928

1898-2011

 

 

 

 

Murdo, SD

18.57

14.57/1997

1907-2011

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