Wichita sets another heat record
05/06/2014 6:02 PM
05/06/2014 6:33 PM
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.
Join the Discussion
The Wichita Eagle is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.