The Summer of 2011 will go down as one of the hottest (9/3/2011)

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The average June through August 2011 temperature (average of each daily high and low temperature) recorded at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport was 85.2 degrees. While 2011 will not go down as the hottest summer on record, it was very close. The graph below shows how the summer of 2011 compared to some of the hottest summers on record for Wichita.


 

Averaging the daily maximum temperatures for June through August yields even warmer results. The average June through August 2011 high temperature recorded at Mid-Continent Airport was 98.3 degrees, making summer 2011 the hottest summer on record when averaging just the daily high temperatures. The graph below shows how the average high temperature for the summer of 2011 compared to other hot summers.



See the Public Information Statement about the 2011 Summer nwschat.weather.gov/p.php

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