By: NWS Wichita
On July 18th, 2010 Wichita's finally reached 100 degrees at 2:10pm. Although parts of the city of Wichita have reached 100 degrees, the official record keeper, located at Mid-Continent Airport, has not reached 100 degrees until Sunday July 18th, 2010. The last time the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport reached or exceeded 100 degrees was on July 14th, 2009 with a high of 107.
The earliest date that Wichita has reached 100 degrees is on May 10th, 1967. Since July 1888, when climate records began in Wichita, only 7 years failed to reach 100 degrees: 1889, 1891, 1904, 1908, 1915, and 1927. The average date for Wichita to reach 100 degrees is July 5th.
While, the century
mark was just reached at the Mid-Continent Airport, the combination of the
heat and humidity has resulted in heat indices ranging from 105 to 114
degrees across the Wichita forecast area through much of mid-July 2010.