Temperature records fell all across Kansas on Tuesday, weather officials say.
This graphic shows some of the scorching temperatures posted around the Sunflower State as the heat wave intensified.
But the National Weather Service in Wichita reports Russell reached 112, not 111. And Russell wasn’t even the hot spot in the state. Phillipsburg hit 114, and Hill City climbed to 115. Hill City and McCook, Neb., tied for the highest temperatures in the country.
Here’s a heat map posted by the Goodland branch of the weather service:
More records likely fell in southwest Kansas, too, but the weather service branch in Dodge City hasn’t confirmed them yet.
Hays reached 111, Dodge City and Medicine Lodge 110, Liberal 109, Garden City 108, Pratt 106 and Elkhart 104.