July 28, 2014

Sweltering Sidney endures more new records in heat wave

It’s been a hot summer for all of us, but the panhandle city of Sidney has had a particularly scorching several months.

Sidney experienced its warmest June since records started being kept in 1948 and it was followed up with the hottest July in the city’s history according to the National Weather Service.

Sidney set an all-time high of 107 on June 26, and between June and August 7, Sidney has sweltered in triple-digit heat for 25 days.

The Service says Sidney set its longest stretches of 100 or more degree days twice this summer, each lasting seven straight days in July.

Residents will get some relief heading into the weekend where temperatures are forecast to cool down into the low 90s.

By Dave Collins, KSID, Sidney