It’s hot, but the summer temperatures to date are not sizzling to record heights. At least, not yet. Hopefully, not ever.
The National Weather Service reports that the all-time hottest temperature in Kansas City was 113 degrees on Aug. 14, 1936. Every single date in the months of July and August have had at least one 100-degree weather temperature day, dating back to 1889. Daily records were set on July 13 (112 degrees) and on July 14 and 18 (111 degrees), all in 1954.
The risks of heat stress for working/playing/being outdoors increase as temperatures rise.