Temperature records have been falling across much of the Central High Plains, and the heat wave is expected to continue into the start of next week. As Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson reports, the small town of Hill City, in northwest Kansas, has had the nation’s highest temperature four days in a row.
UPDATE! (06-28-12) No Relief in Sight from Kansas Heat
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Forecasters see no relief in sight anytime soon from the scorching Kansas heat wave that has plunged the state into triple-digit temperatures. Meteorologist Chris Jakub of the National Weather Service in Wichita said today (THUR) that the forecast is for temperatures mostly above 100 until Wednesday of next week. And it could continue beyond that. An upper level high pressure zone sitting over the Central Plains refuses to break down or move out of the area. Temperatures are expected to reach 106 in Wichita today (THUR), and go even higher in parts of central Kansas where the thermometer could reach near 110. The heat is brutal in Hill City, which has recorded the hottest temperature in the nation for the past five days. Highs reached 115 Wednesday in Hill City.