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.