Wichita hits 106, sets record

There haven’t been many records set in Wichita during this heat wave.

That changed Wednesday, when the thermometer hit 106. That broke the existing record for July 25 of 105, set in 1964.

This is the 9th straight day of 100s for Wichita, raising the total for 2012 to 23.

That’s still 7 less than last year through July 25, but it’s nearly double the average annual total of triple digit days in Wichita. That number is 12.