WICHITA, Kan. -- Wichita broke the century mark for the first time this year. Temperatures reached 102 degrees in Wichita, breaking the old record by eight degrees.
That temperature today broke a 51-year-old record high for this date and beat the first 100 degree temperature of the year by five days.
Darwin Obando was walking with his girlfriend in downtown Wichita. He thinks the rapid swing in temperatures we are experiencing is strange, "It's pretty odd, it was 30 degrees last week and now its about to hit 100," he said.
In addition to the record head, the governments drought monitor shows that some places in the state are now in severe drought. A yearly wheat tour of the state showed that winter wheat is about 25% below average, with the heat and drought that number might get worse.