Weather forecasts will be monitored prior to the event, especially for the possibility of heavy rain, lightning, high winds and extreme temperatures. Announcements will be made at the start/finish and posted on the Prairie Fire Marathon website so that runners can properly prepare for severe weather during the race.
The Race Director will monitor the weather and make a decision if any action will be taken to modify the race. Possible changes include altering the start time and possibly canceling the event. Visible lightning will cause the race to be postponed for a minimum of 15 minutes. Additional sightings will continue to delay the race in 15 minute increments.
Wichita's Normal Weather Conditions
On average, Wichita has as many sunny days per year as Florida. Wichita is categorized as a humid subtropical climate, with hot humid summers and cold dry winters. The start of the colder weather begins in October/November and warms back up in March/April. The average morning temperatures in October hover near 50 F with afternoons reaching toward 70 F.
Weather Averages and Records
|Sunrise||Sunset||Avg. High||Avg. Low||Mean||Record High||Record Low|
|7:36 AM||6:54 PM||71°F||48°F||59°F||90°F (1966)||33°F (1969)|