Daily Archives: 28 June, 2012

Hill City sizzles again on another record-setting day

More heat records fell across Kansas again on Thursday, and once again Hill City led the way.

The small northwest Kansas town topped the charts in the state for the fifth straight day, reaching 111 on Thursday. That broke the record for June 28 of 110, set way back in 1933.

Dodge City set a new record of 108 for June 28, topping the old mark of 105 first set in 1990 and matched in 1998.

Tribune reached 106, breaking the old record set in 1968 by one degree. Topeka also climbed to 106, which tied the record set in 1936.

Colby tied its record high for June 28 of 105, set in 1933.

Salina set a different kind of heat record on Thursday, the National Weather Service reported: the overnight low was a steamy 81 degrees, breaking the previous high minimum temperature record of 78 set in 2005.

Wichita weather: Heat stubbornly hangs on

Another day of scorching temperatures awaits the Sunflower State today, including the Wichita metropolitan area.

An excessive heat warning remains in effect until 8 p.m. Friday for 55 counties in Kansas, including all of eastern and large portions of central and northern sections of the state.

Highs in Wichita should reach 106 under sunny skies, forecasters say, with south-southwest winds in the teens. Gusts could surpass 25 miles an hour.

Overnight lows will barely dip below 80 degrees under mostly clear skies, and Friday should see highs of around 106 again. The weekend will see the hot, dry weather continue.

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