Mark Matney from Tree Top Nursery was here for our Noon broadcast today. Just before the show, he asked me a couple of questions. "How many 100 degree days Wichita has had this year and what is our average?" he asked.
The answer-through July 8th: 16 days at or above 100 degrees. (May: 1; June: 11; July: 4).
Wichita typically averages 10.5 days/year of 100 degree heat.
And while Mark didn't ask, you're probably wondering what Wichita's record is for 100 degree days in a year. That would be the simply awful summer of 1936, when 50 100 degree days were recorded. In second place is the summer of 1980 with 46.