The temperature touched 100 today in Wichita, vaulting 2011 into second place all by itself in the city’s list of most triple-digit days in year.
At 47, 2011 moved out of a tie with 1980, which dominates Wichita’s list of record highs. Three more 100s will tie this year with 1936 – and forecasters now say that’s not out of the question.
“We could see 100 both Saturday and Sunday,” said Vanessa Pearce, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wichita.
That would bring 2011 within one of tying the all-time high. Stay tuned.