Daily Archives: 14 May, 2013

New year, same ol’ sizzle in Hill City

Hill City, which set numerous heat records last year, is at it again.

The thermometer hit 100 today in the northwest Kansas town, breaking the previous high temperature record of 96 set back in 1948.

Across the Nebraska state line, McCook also hit 100 and shattered its record high.

Wichita weather: Summer pays a visit

Hot, sunny and windy.

That’s what summer so often is in Wichita – and that’s what it’ll be like on Tuesday, forecasters say.

Highs could climb into the low 90s under sunny skies, with south-southwest winds in the teens gusting to at least 25 miles an hour. The direction of those winds is key, because the warm, dry desert air being swept into Kansas will help hoist readings to summer-like levels.

Overnight lows will settle in the low 60s, forecasters say. Skies will remain mostly clear.

Wednesday brings with it a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. Some storms could be strong. Highs will reach the low 80s, with south winds in the teens gusting to nearly 30 miles an hour.

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