A Cool Start to September Shatters Records (9/7/2008)

By: Jerilyn Billings

New Record Low Maximum Temperatures.

After an August where average daily temperatures were almost 2 degrees below normal, September is continuing along in the same fashion with 6 “cool” records broken and one record tied thus far this month. Cloudy and rainy weather overnight and during the day has kept the sun hidden and the temperatures down. Records for the lowest maximum temperature were shattered in four locations throughout central, south central and southeastern Kansas during the first week of September. One location broke a record on September 3rd, one location broke and one location tied the record for lowest maximum temperature for September 5th. Meanwhile, four locations broke the record on September 6th.

September 3rd, 2008

New Record

* The high temperature at the Russell Airport was 64 degrees breaking the previous record of 65 set in 1972.

September 5th, 2008

New Record

* The high temperature at the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport was 63 degrees, breaking the previous record of 68 set in 1962.

Tied Record

* The high temperature at the Salina Airport reached 68 degrees, tying the record of 68 set in 1962

September 6th, 2008

New Record

* The high temperature at the Salina Airport only reached 61 degrees, shattering the record of 69 set in 1996.

* The high temperature at the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport only reached 62 degrees, breaking the record of 66 set in 1920.

* The high temperature at the Chanute Airport only reached 62 degrees, shattering the record of 68 set in 1993.

* The high temperature at the Russell Airport only reached 61 degrees, shattering the record of 67 set in 1993.

This story was brought to you by the National Weather Service - Wichita, Kansas.



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