P.J. Griekspoor Archives Email Author Follow @P.J. Griekspoor It's Raining! It's Raining! Kansas Viewpoint Near-constant drizzle, dark skies and occasional downpours have given Wichita its first day of rain since Oct. 8 Published on: November 7, 2011 Tweet Post to Your Wall. Email Blog RSS Permalink Print More than an inch of rain has fallen across parched south-central Kansas today in the first day of rain since we got about 3/4 of an inch on Oct. 8. It is a welcome soaking for the winter wheat crop and the native prairie and downpours have even generated some runoff that will help the pasture ponds. With temperatures at near-freezing overnight, there won't be much chance for anything to really get growing before the winter winds blow, but anything in the profile is better than nothing. And it is a relief to see clouds actually produce rain that falls to earth. At least we now know that it really CAN happen. I was beginning to wonder.