Hottest Day Since 2006 By Steve MacLaughlin

July 27, 2008 at 4:31 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Sunday’s high temperature at DFW Airport was 105. That makes July 27th the hottest of 2008; the hottest of the summer; the hottest since August 18th, 2006.

Our normal high is 96 degrees. We missed the record of 106 by one degree; that was set back on this date in 1944. Monday’s forecast high is 104 which is also one away from a very vulnerable record of 105 set back on July 28th, 1995.

We are now up to 17 days this year in the triple digits.  Sunday was the third in a row with at least another week of the heat expected. Our first heat wave this summer topped out at 5 consecutive 100 degree days, the hottest of which was 102. In 2006, we ended the year with a total of 41 days at or above 100 and three separate heat waves; the longest of which was 19 straight days. Of course, the summer to beat is 1980. 69 total triple digit days that year including 42 consecutive and every single day in the month of July that year.

While 1980 had the most triple digit summer days, 2006 is the hottest year on record from start to finish averaging out all 365 days.

Stay cool and have a great week,

Steve Mac

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