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.