Daily Archives: 5 November, 2012

Friday shattered high temperature record in Wichita

As predicted, Friday saw a record set for high temperature on November 2 in Wichita.

The temperature climbed to 86, blowing away the previous record high of 80 set in 1978. How did it happen? Combine dry conditions with sunny skies and west-southwest winds – what forecasters call the “downslope effect” as winds come rushing down the front slope of the Rockies – and everything was in place to send temperatures soaring.

Wichita weather: Windy and cool

The first Monday of November will be sunny, windy and cool in the Wichita area.

Forecasters say highs will reach the upper 50s, with winds out of the north-northwest gusting to nearly 30 miles an hour. Overnight lows are expected to drop into the upper 30s under mostly clear skies.

Election Day will be pleasant, with highs touching 70 and winds easing to the single digits and shifting to the south. Tuesday night will see a few clouds and lows in the mid-40s.

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