Relief From The Heat
KSAL Staff - Mon 06:17 AM 07/09/2012
Finally, a break from the heat. The record-setting heat wave in the Midwest breaks.
Sunday’s high in Salina of 89 was the first time in two-weeks that the daily high temperature did not reach at least 100 degrees. The string of 14-consecutive 100 degree days began on June 24th, and lasted through July 7th. The hottest day was June 27th, when the temperature peaked at 110 in Salina.
Along with a break from the heat, much-needed rain also fell over the weekend. Salina received .31 inches of rain late Saturday night. Since January, though, the area is well behind on rainfall. In a normal year, 17.28 inches of rain has fallen by this time. This year, 9.9 inches has fallen, 7.38 inches below normal.
The lack of rain has prompted the City of Salina to urge citizens to conserve by issuing a “Water Watch.”
High temperatures this week are forecast in the upper 80s and lower 90s through the weekend. Scattered thunderstorms are a possibility Monday as well.