Wichita breaks one record, flirts with another

An unusually warm January day toppled one record in Wichita and flirted with another on Monday.

The high of 74 broke the record for January 28 by two degrees. The record wasn’t an old one – it was set just two years ago.

But if the thermometer had climbed just one more degree, it would have tied the record for warmest January day in Wichita history. There have been two 75s in Wichita during January, according to the local National Weather Service office.

One came in 2002 and the other was in 1967.