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A deep upper level low pressure system setup over the southwest U.S. by Saturday October 6th and allowed unseasonably rich Gulf moisture to stream into the Plains. Multiple rounds of heavy rain affected much of Kansas with the majority of it falling on October 8th and 9th. Most locations received between 4 and 6 inches of rainfall with some locally higher amounts. This lead to widespread flooding across the region. At one point, NWS Wichita had river flood warning for 35 points along with 20 additional areal flood warnings.

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