Daily Archives: 26 June, 2012

Record high temperatures set throughout Kansas Tuesday

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.

Wichita weather: The heat just keeps on coming

Another day of triple-digit temperatures is on tap for the Wichita area, forecasters say.

Today’s high is projected to reach 103 in Wichita, making it the third straight day atop the century mark. Monday’s high of 105 fell two degrees short of the record for June 26.

Winds should be more prevalent today than Monday, though, with south-southeast winds in the teens at times and gusting to nearly 20 miles an hour.

Overnight lows will drop to the mid-70s, forecasters say, with the winds strengthening out of the south to the upper teens. Gusts will reach 25 miles an hour at times.

Wednesday promises more heat, with highs of about 105, and 100s are expected through at least Friday in the Wichita area.

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