Daily Archives: 27 June, 2012

More record highs across Kansas Wednesday – including Dodge City’s all-time high

For the second day in a row, Hill City hit 115.

That shattered the old record for the day of 107, set in 1940. It tied the record for hottest day in June, set … yesterday.

Meanwhile, Russell reached 113 on Wednesday. That broke Russell’s previous record high for June 27 of 107, set in the sizzling summer of 1980.

Goodland and Colby also broke records. Goodland’s high of 110 bested the 106 from 1940, and Colby’s 112 toppled the 106 from 1940.

Meanwhile, in southwest Kansas, Dodge City recorded its highest temperature since the forerunner of the National Weather Service began keeping records in 1874. The 111 on Wednesday broke the previous mark for June 27 of 107, set in 1980.

Dodge City has recorded temperatures of 110 as recently as Tuesday and also on June 28, 1998 and on June 26, 2011.

Over in Garden City, the high of 109 erased the record of 106 set in 1979, and Medicine Lodge’s 109 bested the previous record of 107 set on this date in 1980.

Wichita weather: Heat intensifies in region

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning through Friday evening as the summer heat wave intensifies in the Sunflower State.

The warning is in effect until 8 p.m. Friday. Heat indices of 105 to 110 degrees are expected during the afternoon and early evening hours across much of central and eastern Kansas through at least Thursday, the weather service warns.

Highs could reach 106 in Wichita today under sunny skies, matching Tuesday’s high. South winds will be steady in the teens, forecasters say, with gusts approaching 30 miles an hour.

Overnight lows will only dip to the upper 70s under clear skies, and Thursday’s high is projected to be 105.

Highs will remain above 100 through at least early next week, forecasters say.

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