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.