October Weather History Rewritten By Two Cities In Kansas

By Chris Spears

DENVER (CBS4) – October 17 made history in southwest Kansas with something happening there that hasn’t been observed after nearly 150 years of keeping weather data.

Dodge City recorded a high temperature of 101 degrees on Monday and set the following records…

  • broke the daily record of 94 degrees set in 1926, making Oct. 17 the latest 100 degree day ever recorded
  • warmest October temperature on record, the previous was 99 degrees
  • the only 100 degree temperature recorded in October in 142 years of record keeping
  • Record highs set on Monday, October 17. (credit: NWS Dodge City)

    Record highs set on Monday, October 17. (credit: NWS Dodge City)

    Garden City also had triple digit heat on Monday with a high temperature of 100 degrees which set the following records…

  • broke the daily record of 95 degrees set in 1991, making Oct. 17 the latest 100 degree day ever recorded
  • warmest October temperature on record, the previous was 98 degrees
  • the only 100 degree temperature recorded in October in 142 years of record keeping
  • Record highs set on Sunday, October 16. (credit: NWS Dodge City)

    Record highs set on Sunday, October 16. (credit: NWS Dodge City)

    In nearby Ashland the high on Monday hit 102 degrees for the second day in a row which tied with Gage, Oklahoma, for the warmest place in the nation on October 17.

    Monday’s high in the Kansas towns of Richfield and Ulysses also topped out at 100 degrees.

    Meteorologist Chris Spears writes about stories related to weather and climate in Colorado. Check out his bio, connect with him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @ChrisCBS4.

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