The meteorological summer of 2022 began on June 1 and ended on August 31. Between those two dates Kansans endured a dry, hot summer. Drought conditions deteriorated to the worst in nearly a decade. Historically speaking, where does summer 2022 rank on the lists of driest and hottest years?
In this article, we take a final look at the heat of 2022 by the numbers. Specifically, we look at the occurrence of highs of at least 90° and 100°F at 40 sites across Kansas, an update to an earlier eUpdate article from early August.