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Rare Heat Burst Impacts Central Kansas

KSAL StaffJune 4, 2014

A heat burst impacted many areas of central Kansas late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.

According to the National Weather Service, locations from Hays to Salina recorded the heat burst on their automated weather equipment. Other locations that recorded the heat burst included Russell and Ellsworth.

Temperatures across the area rose 5 to 15 degrees as a result of the heat burst and winds gusted to 40-50 mph.

A heat burst is signified by a rise in the temperature, a drop in the dew point and associated relative humidity, and strong gusty wind.

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