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Wichita sets another heat record

  • Finger on the Weather
  • Published Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at 6:05 p.m.
  • Updated Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at 6:33 p.m.

The temperature reached 99 in Wichita on Tuesday afternoon, falling short of another early triple-digit day but shattering the record for highest reading on May 6.

The old record was 91, set in 1986. Clouds rolling into the area late Tuesday afternoon stymied the push for 100, but not many folks were complaining..

Forecasters said some light precipitation even fell from some of those clouds, but the air close to the surface is so dry it evaporated the rain before it could reach the ground.

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

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