Record Heat Over Northeast Kansas


Scorching Hot Day on the 9th of May

May 09, 2011 has been the warmest day thus far this year over Northeast Kansas. The day began with low temperatures already 20 degrees above normal in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Strong south winds over the entire region continued throughout the afternoon at 15 to 25 MPH with gusts over 30 MPH. These winds allowed warmer air to be advected northward with high temperatures spiking in the middle to upper 90s. Normal high temperatures for this time of year are in the lower 70s. Below is a list of highs from observing stations around Northeast Kansas.

Location High Temperature (Degrees F) Official Record High Temperature    ( Degrees F) Year the Record Was set
Topeka Billard Airport 95* 94 1895
Concordia 99 100 1895
Topeka Forbes Field 94    
Lawrence 92    
Manhattan 100    
Emporia 95    

*Note that Topeka and Concordia are the only stations for which official records are documented. 

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