Finger on the Weather

Wichita hits 100 for first time this year

Kacci Everitt boats a final fish as the sun goes down in July 2016.
Kacci Everitt boats a final fish as the sun goes down in July 2016. File photo

If you think Tuesday was hotter than it’s ever been this year, you’re right: Wichita has reached 100 degrees for the first time in 2017.

The temperature hit 100 at 2:37 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. It’s the first time Wichita has been in triple digits since Aug. 3, when the high was 101.

The official high for the day came about an hour later, when the thermometer climbed to 102.

“This whole week, we’re looking at triple digits” across at least some part of Kansas, said Eric Metzger, a meteorologist with the weather service.

Wichita may hit 100 again on Wednesday before highs slip below triple digits for a few days. But it’s merely a temporary reprieve, Metzger said: more 100s can be expected next week.

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