Daily Archives: 19 June, 2012

Plenty of 100s elsewhere in Kansas

Wichita topped out at 94 on Monday, but several cities reached triple digits.

Goodland reached 104 in the northwest corner of the state. Hill City topped out at 103. Elkhart reached 101 in the southwest corner, while Dodge City and Liberal hit 100. Just across the Nebraska state line, McCook registered a record-setting 109.

Forecasters said the sizzling high was a combination of downslope winds off the Rockies and the sandy soils that are a feature of western Nebraska. Sand can hold heat well, helping to boost temperatures in the right conditions.

Great Bend and Russell both just missed hitting 100 on Monday.

More 100s are expected today in western Kansas.

Wichita weather: Another sunny, sultry day

More heat, more humidity, more wind for the Wichita area today.

Highs should reach the low 90s under sunny skies in the metropolitan area, forecasters say. Winds will again be strong, with south breezes in the 20s and gusts to more than 35 miles an hour.

Overnight lows will bottom out in the low 70s under mostly clear skies. South winds won’t ease much after nightfall, forecasters say, still gusting into the mid-30s.

Wednesday offers more of the same, with sunny skies and highs in the low 90s. Winds will remain strong, blowing steadily in the 20s and gusting to nearly 30 miles an hour.

For more information on current conditions, go to our weather page.