As sizzlers go, Sunday reached the summit in Wichita.
The high of 102 didn’t just shatter the record high for May 4, it set the mark for earliest 100-degree day in Wichita history. The old daily record of 94 dated back to 1963. The previous earliest 100 was May 9, set in 2011.
Salina also set a record Sunday, reaching 96. That topped the old mark of 95 in 2012.
Chanute also erased a record, reaching 94. That broke a record more than 100 years old, since the previous mark was 92 set in 1909.
Incidentally, the 100 in May back in 2011 turned out to be something of a sign of things to come for Wichita that year. There were a total of 53 100-degree days in 2011, more than in any other year in the city’s history.