Record Breaking Heat

Record Breaking Heat

The heat wave across the Midwest continues. August 2 has been the hottest day of the year so far with a high temperature of 112 at Topeka Billard Airport. This shatters the previous record for the date of 106 set last year (2010). This ties for the fourth hottest temperature ever recorded in Topeka. The highest temperature ever recorded was 114 on July 24, 1936 followed by 113 on August 13 and 14 of 1936, and 112 on August 10, 1934, August 15, 1936, and August 2, 2011. As of August 2nd, there have been 21 days of temperatures of 100 degrees or greater at the Topeka Billard Airport. 

 

# of days of with high temp 100 degrees or greater

 

Topeka

Concordia

2011 - Days with high temperature > 100
Through August 2, 2011

21

5

Average Yearly # of Days > 100 per year

6.8

8.9

 

 

Top 10 Years - Total # of days 
of 100 degrees or greater

Top 10 Years - Consecutive # of days of 100 degrees or greater

Topeka

Concordia

Topeka

Concordia

59 days (1936) 46 days (1936) 19 days (1936, 1901) 18 days (1934)
49 days (1934) 45 days (1934) 17 days (1936) 13 days (1936)
30 days (1954) 39 days (1913) 16 days (1934) 10 days (1980, 1934, 1901)
28 days (1935) 27 days (1954, 1980) 13 days (1934) 8 days (2000, 2000, 1988, 1913)
26 days (1913, 1937, 1939) 23 days (1918) 12 days (1980) 7 days (1991, 1966, 1936)
24 days (1980, 1901) 22 days (1956, 2000) 10 days (2011,1913)  
23 days (1918) 21 days(1901, 1937, 1947, 1988, 2003)

8 days (1935)

*Note: Same year listed multiple times indicates separate consecutive day streaks.

**Weather data records date back to 1887 for Topeka and 1885 for Concordia.



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