A Little Coolish the Morning of July 29

MORNING LOW TEMPERATURES JULY 29TH DROPPED INTO THE 50S THROUGHOUT MOST OF
NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS AND CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA...SOME
10 TO 15
D
EGREES COOLER THAN THE NORMAL MORNING LOW FOR LATE JULY. MANY LOCATIONS
CAME CLOSE TO SETTING OR TIEING DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE
RECORDS...AND A FEW DID.

FROM AVAILABLE RECORDS...A FEW LOCATIONS APPEARED TO SET OR TIE
RECORD DAILY LOW TEMPERATURES FOR JULY 29TH. BASED ON DAILY RECORD
LOWS DATING BACK TO 1896...THE 50 DEGREE LOW TEMPERATURE AT FAIRMONT
NEBRASKA BUMPED THE PREVIOUS DAILY RECORD LOW OF 53 DEGREES SET ON
THIS DATE IN 1994.

ON THE KANSAS SIDE OF THE BORDER...AT ALTON...THE MORNING LOW OF 50
DEGREES
EDGED OUT THE PREVIOUS DAILY RECORD LOW OF 51 DEGREES LAST SET IN
1994...BASED ON RECORDS DATING BACK TO 1903. PLAINVILLE`S MORNING
LOW OF 55 DEGREES BEAT THE PREVIOUS DAILY RECORD LOW OF 56 DEGREES
SET IN 1994...BASED ON RECORDS THAT GO BACK TO 1904. FINALLY...
SMITH CENTER`S MORNING LOW OF 55 DEGREES TIED THE PREVIOUS DAILY
RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE SET IN 1965...BASED ON RECORDS GOING BACK TO 1912.

FOR THE HEAT SEEKERS...LATE JULY IS USUALLY THE TIME OF YEAR FOR
MAXIMUM HEAT...WITH JULY 24TH BEING THE DATE OF STATE RECORD MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURE EXTREMES FOR BOTH KANSAS AND NEBRASKA. COMPARED TO THIS
MORNING...IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE THAT JUST A FEW YEARS AGO...1936...
STATE RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE SET AT ALTON KANSAS...121 DEGREES...
AND IN NEBRASKA AT MINDEN...118 DEGREES. IT`S ALSO HARD TO IMAGINE WHAT
THAT DAY WAS LIKE WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING.


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