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Posted By: JohnInKansas
14-Jul-11 - 01:30 PM
Thread Name: What's the weather like where you are?
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
A day or two ago, local reports were that the 116F (46.7C) at Hutchinson KS - about 50 miles west from us, was the "highest in the nation."

Wichita reports 20 days of >100F daily highs in June, which is a bit more than usual for that early in the warm season, and those were not all strictly consecutive. (A couple of 98s crept in.)

Forecast is for another week of mostly similar, depending on w-i-d-e-l-y s-c-a-t-t-e-r-e-d cloudiness. It sounds like the weather radar is showing 10 or 11 droplets floating over Kansas, but they can't predict where (or if) they'll fall.

Last night's local TV had a picture sent in by a local resident showing that the (structural plastic?) post holding up a mailbox had melted and bent about 90 degrees off plumb. (All that bulk mail advertising probably contributed?)

(Ours is on a wooden post, but I haven't seen any indication of combustion - yet. Maybe I should go out an wet it down?)