Another heat record for Wichita

Ever wonder what 1895 felt like?

Wednesday offered a hint for the Wichita area. The high temperature of 96 toppled a record that had stood for nearly 120 years.

The old mark of 93 was set in 1895, on the same day a newfangled device called the radio receiver was unveiled in St. Petersburg and a day after Halma won the 21st edition of the Kentucky Derby.

The record for high temperature is Wichita’s third in the last four days.

Tuesday’s 99 and Sunday’s 102 also muscled their ways into Wichita’s record book. Mercifully, cooler temperatures arrive on Thursday.