Wichita hits 60 degrees for first time since Nov. 28

The chilly ordeal is finally over for Wichita.

The temperature touched 60 degrees on Thursday afternoon — the first time it's been that warm in the city since late November.

The moment happened at about 3:10 p.m., said Vanessa Pearce, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wichita.

"We didn't do anything crazy to celebrate," she said.

But folks around Wichita may have been tempted. It's been stubbornly chilly around here for too long.

In fact, this was the first meteorological winter since records began being kept in Wichita in 1888 that the temperature never touched 60 between December 1 and February 28.

Wichita hadn't seen 60 since Nov. 28 — and it didn't last long on Thursday. The temperature slipped back into the 50s less than an hour after the milestone moment.

The city won't have to wait long for a repeat. Highs today may touch 60, Pearce said, and figure to climb into the low 60s over the weekend.

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