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Climatology

The Tuttle Creek Lake area experiences warm summers and moderately cold winters. Typical of the central plains, the variations from season to season and from year to year can be great. Average annual rainfall is 34 inches. Precipitation is heaviest in late spring and early summer. About 70 percent of the annual precipitation falls during the growing season.

The average frost-free season is about 172 days, April 23 to October 15. Relative humidity averages about 55 percent. Prevailing summer winds are from the south, and from the northwest during the winter. Periods of high winds can be expected in March, April and May; May and June are months of greatest severe storm frequency. Wind velocity averages 11 mph. The lake area receives about 66 percent of the possible annual sunshine with an average of 130 clear days.

Precipitation

 

Yearly Rainfall

 

YEAR TOTAL
 2016 36.01"
 2015 45.07"

 2014

29.06
2013 32.67 
2012 25.37
2011
35.28
2010
35.24
2009
37.95
2008
41.66
2007
43.32
2006
29.41
2005
35.40
2004
32.90
2003
28.95
2002
23.28
2001
36.75
2000
24.98
1999
31.28
1998
38.66
1997
26.78
1996
29.18
1995
37.36
1994
25.63
1993
51.97
1992
33.34
1991
22.46
1990
27.38
1989
28.24
1988
18.78
1987
29.94
1986
42.58
1985
37.25
1984
36.84
1983
32.47
1982
33.21
1981
32.10
1980
24.55
1979
30.74
1978
24.21
1977
44.18
1976
23.80
1975
29.98
1974
28.74
1973
50.53
1972
33.95
1971
31.85
1970
35.49
1969
30.74
1968
33.91
1967
37.75
1966
14.30
1965
40.12
1964
29.52
1963
17.74
1962
32.78
By Month

  2017 2016 2015  2014  2013 2012 2011 2010
January 1.72" 0.62" 0.05" 0.26"  0.91"  0.01" 0.82" 0.28"
February 0.52" 0.49" 1.69" 1.86" 1.55"  1.88" 0.93" 0.69"
March   0.38"   0.33" 0.46" 0.85" 2.69" 1.33" 2.89"
April   8.11"  2.83" 4.02"  4.97"  2.43" 3.03" 3.36"
May   6.53"   9.12" 1.62" 3.91" 1.75" 5.36" 3.87"
June   0.61"  6.62" 8.72" 4.77" 5.65" 7.16" 9.97"
July   5.16"  6.04" 0.99" 5.74" 0.88" 2.58" 4.01"
August   6.17"  4.62" 3.60" 3.33" 5.41"  2.55" 3.77"
September   4.78"   3.85"  2.10" 3.55" 2.33" 1.69" 2.90"
October   2.16"   0.77"  3.93" 5.19"  1.03"  2.21" 1.48"
November   0.17"   5.41"  0.05" 0.60"  0.91"  4.08" 1.97"
December   0.83"   3.74"  1.45" 0.85"  0.40"  3.54" 0.05"