Brr! Topeka sees record low temperature for Feb. 15 of minus 9 degrees
Topeka set a record low temperature for Feb. 15 when the mercury dipped to minus 9 degrees Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
The city's previous record low for the date was minus 7 degrees, set in 1936, said Daniel Reese, a meteorologist with the weather service office in Topeka.
Forecasters predicted Topeka temperatures would subsequently drop Monday night to minus 15 degrees.
Monday's reading of minus 9 degrees was Topeka's lowest since temperatures fell to that same level on Jan. 1, 2018, according to the weather service.
It reported Topeka's wind chill index early Monday morning dipped as low as minus 30 degrees at 6 a.m.
Topeka had tied its record low for Feb. 14, set in 1936, when temperatures here dipped to minus 8 degrees at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, according to the weather service.
Topeka's record low temperature is minus 26 degrees, set Dec. 23, 1989. The weather service doesn't keep wind chill index records.
The weather service predicts Topeka will see a high temperature of 10 degrees on Tuesday, a low of 6 Tuesday night and a high of 23 on Wednesday.