As temperatures slide with the calendar, I found myself wondering whether there had been any 100-degree days in Wichita in October.
Make sense? Probably not. But what can I say?
Just for the record, the answer to my wonderment is “no.” The latest Wichita has ever hit 100 degrees in a calendar year is Sept. 28. The mercury reached 103 on Sept. 28, 1953.
Perhaps the more telling statistic is that every record high in September is 100 or more clear up to Sept. 19. Maybe that’s why 2009’s relatively cool September was so noteworthy: we’re used to summer hanging on much longer than it did this year.