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Scorched prairie: Record heat makes for miserable debut of August
It absolutely cannot get any hotter, right? Please tell me it can’t.
The 109.4 degree high recorded at the weather station closest to Prairie Village Tuesday was a record. And we were still pushing 100 degrees at 7 p.m., some three hours after the temperature maxed out.
Coupled with conditions that called for a metro-wide ozone alert and a fire hazard warning, it’s hard to categorize yesterday as anything other than wretched.
Since July 1, Prairie Village has seen 10 days with high temperatures 100 degrees and above, and 27 days with high temperatures topping 90. Wednesday’s high is expected to be a full 17 degrees cooler than Tuesday. Which is still 92 degrees. Ugh.
If there’s a silver lining to all this muggy misery, it’s this: attendance at the Prairie Village public pool is up 2 percent over 2010, which was a banner year in and of itself. So, that means a little more revenue for Prairie Village. Horray?
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