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Will it ever be cool again?

Residents of Barton County have endured two summers of drought and extreme heat, along with the rest of much of Kansas.
Great Bend has received 5.57  inches of moisture at the airport from Jan. 1 to July 31. In 2011, the area received 6.01 inches of moisture by this date, according to AccuWeather.com.
For the years 1981-2010, by July 31, the average amount of precipitation was 17.53 inches. For those years, the total annual precipitation was 26.66 inches.
Even National Weather Service meteorologist Mick McGuire was surprised at the low rainfall amounts as Wichita has ...


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