Several temperature records have fallen around Kansas during this cold snap that made mid-November feel more like the heart of January.
Wichita has stayed on the sidelines through it all — until now.
Tuesday morning’s low of 5 obliterated the record low for Nov. 18. The previous mark was 12, set all the way back in 1903.
Topeka dropped to 8 Tuesday morning, bettering the record of 10 set in 1891. Several records have fallen in Garden City in southwest Kansas over the past few days as well.
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Goodland, meanwhile, has never been this cold this early in winter before — and given how cold it can get in Goodland, that’s saying something.
When the temperature fell to minus 6 last Thursday, it broke a record of minus 4 set in 1916. The mercury dropped to minus 7 in November in 1952 in Goodland, but that wasn’t until Nov. 27.