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The Climate of Hays, Kansas, from 1867 to 1999: Variability, Trends, and Influences

The Climate of HaysAuthor John Heinrichs

Excerpt from the Preface: "Hays, Kansas (38 N, 99 W), is located in a heavily agricultural area, has marginal water resources, and is subject to severe floods and droughts. thus, quality of life in Hays is intimately tied to climate. Further, Hays is subject to a complex set of climate influences ranging from its physiography to regional circulation patterns and global climate change. In this study, records for temperature (1885 to 1999) and precipitation (1867 to 1999) were collected and examined for means, variability, ranges , trends, and periodicities. Data for a number of possible regional and global climate influences were compared with Hays climate data to characterize the relationships."

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