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Winter Storm to Impact the Western and Central U.S.

A developing storm will impact the western mountain ranges through Thursday. This storm will track inland across portions of the Rockies, High Plains and upper Mississippi River Valley for the remainder of this week. Further south, the chance for severe weather will extend from the Ohio Valley into the lower Mississippi River Valley Friday into Friday night. Read More >

After a chilly April on average, the outdoor furnace commenced across the region during the month of May.  At the Dodge City airport, the average temperature for May was a record 72.2 degrees which is a whopping 8 degrees above normal and an astonishing 1.1 degrees above the previous record of 71.1 degrees set back in 1962!  Here is a graph showing the top warmest month of May.


What makes this even more incredible is that there were NO daily record temperatures established!  Plus, there were NO days of 100 degrees or hotter for the month!

For the spring months of March, April, and May the average temperature was 56.5 degrees at Dodge City and this is the 15th warmest on record.