More Sizzling Summer Stats By Steve MacLaughlin

July 20, 2008 at 4:56 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Sunday’s high temperature was 101 at DFW Airport. That is the 3rd day in a row we have hit the triple digits and the 11th time this year we have been at or above one hundred degrees. The hottest day so far this year is still last Saturday when we got up to 102.

19 of the last 20 days have been at leat 98 degrees. Remember, the normal high is 96 now thru August 13th which is historically (based on 30 year averages) the hottest time of year for North Texas.

2 years ago today, we were still stuck in the middle of an 11 day heat wave the topped out at 107. Last year by July 20th, it was still raining and we had still not hit a hundred.  In fact, we did not get to the century mark in 2007 until August.

Not much change expected over the next seven days. Every day has a good shot of hitting at least 100 degrees, if not officially at DFW, certainly within the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

The summer of 1980 may hold the record for most (and most consecutive) triple digit days, but the hottest year on record is 2006. 2008 is now the third hottest from January 1st thru July 20th.  If you take high temperatures only, 2008 is now the second hottest on record.

Have a great week,

Steve Mac

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  1. Steve,

    We moved to Texas in 1980 and our first day here was June 25th when the temperature hit 113. 2006 does not compare to what we suffered in 1980.

    John


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