Daily Archives: April 27, 2012

Roasting in April: A Beat-the-Heat Offensive

Record high temperatures were set in Kansas last week, other places too (Texas recorded highs above 100). The heat however, was not a result of heat streaming north from Texas or Mexico. Nor was it a result of an oppressive summertime high pressure system. Also off the hook: A convective heat burst which can rapidly heat the air near a thunderstorm. So what was to blame?