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|
|Topeka Forbes Field||94|
*Note that Topeka and Concordia are the only stations for which official records are documented.