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Wichita records first consecutive 100-degree days of 2015

The 102 fell just short of matching the record high for Sept. 7.
The 102 fell just short of matching the record high for Sept. 7. The Wichita Eagle

If Labor Day weekend was summer’s swan song, the season departed with a flourish.

Wichita recorded back-to-back 100-degree days for the first time all year, with 100 on Sunday and 102 on Monday.

The 102 fell just short of matching the record high for Sept. 7. That mark is 103, set in 1947.

The latest pair of 100s raised the total number of triple-digit days in Wichita to 7, which is still only half of the 30-year average of 14. The weekend heat wave was fueled by a combination of a ridge of high pressure and robust southwest winds.

But the heat was broken late in the day Monday as a front rolled in, bringing strong storms to the region.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @StanFinger.

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