So, to Chance Hayes, the NWS meteorologist quoted, to make it interesting I'll buy you dinner at next month's Wichita AMS Chapter Meeting if we have an inch of rain or more. You'll buy my dinner if we have .99" or less at Mid-Continent Airport (their official observing station).
Actually, I'd be surprised if we had even 0.2 inches.
Addition 9:40pm. Even Kathleen, my wife, is not thrilled with this post and she and the other two commenters (one below, one Twitter) have a point. I should have written this more clearly. My concern is over this statement (red link above):
When we meteorologists advise the public to do something there needs to be a reasonably high level of confidence. I didn't, and don't, believe the odds of flooding rains for Wichita rise to the level of issuing a cautionary message of any kind.
That said, it is was a possibility raised and it was/is not the official forecast of the entire NWS.
Kathleen suggested I take the posting down but I don't do that because I want my body of work, warts and all, to be out there for people to evaluate for themselves. I apologize that I gave the impression this was the official NWS forecast and I appreciate people pointing out my unclear writing.
So, Chance, I apologize and dinner is on me!!