A few weeks ago, Wichita recorded its first 100-degree day in June in more than 10 years.
When the thermometer reached 107 yesterday, I was curious how long it has been since Wichita reached such lofty levels.
Not long ago at all, as it turns out: the mercury reached 108, 108, 109 and 109 from July 17-20, 2006.
A week later, Wichita had a day that mirrored Tuesday: the temperature hit 105 on July 26 - and then it rained. The gauge at Mid-Continent Airport recorded .21 of an inch that day.
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After Wichita reached 107 yesterday, showers moved through the metropolitan area. The airport recorded .01 of an inch of precipitation.