With Tuesday’s high of 103, 2011 climbed into a tie for third-most 100-degree days in Wichita history.
There have been 42 triple-digit days this year, matching 1978 and 1954. With another 100-degree day expected later this week, and a few more weeks of hearty summer weather yet ahead, this year figures to soon have third place all to its own.
Next on the list: 1980, with 46.
The all-time mark is 50, set in 1936. That one may be beyond reach, but we’ll see.