Record Heat Gives Way to Much Needed Rain

After back to back days of record high temperatures in Salina, things are cooling off a bit.

According to the National Weather Service there was record heat in Salina on both Friday and Saturday.

On Friday the temperature in Salina reached 110 degrees. The old record for July 21st was 108, set in 1934. On Saturday, it was even a little hotter. Saturday’s high of 111 broke the old record of 110 for July 22nd, set back in 1934.

Saturday’s record high capped what had been nearly a full week of dangerous, triple digit heat. Beginning Monday the daily high temperature in Salina steadily increased:

  • Monday – 101
  • Tuesday – 103
  • Wednesday – 105
  • Thursday – 108
  • Friday – 110
  • Saturday – 111

By late Saturday evening a cold front rolled through the area, dropping the temperature and some much-needed rain. In the Salina area, a little over a half inch fell.

The cold front will cool it off a bit for Sunday, before it warms up again to begin the work week. Sunday’s high is forecast to be 95 degrees, Monday’s high is forecast at 98, and Tuesday the triple digits return with a high of 100 anticipated.