We are in the final days of July and our afternoon temperatures are hovering right around 100 degrees. We are making one more run at our first official 100-degree day of the year. Upper-level high pressure is once again moving toward North Texas. With that ridge comes the core of our summer heat.
Keep in mind that we normally get to the century mark around July 1. This year, however, we've gone almost the entire month of July without getting to triple digits at DFW Airport.
As of Tuesady afternoon at 2:27 PM CDT, we have our first 100 degree day of the year at DFW Airport. But that doesn't mean we're necessaritly in for a long streak of days at or above 100 degrees. Looking at the temperature records for DFW, we stand a very good chance of seeing fewer days at or above 100 degrees the rest of the year. If we see zero, one or two 100-degree readings in July, there is a 72% chance we will have a total of five or fewer 100-degree days for the rest of the year! There’s only a 15% chance we would have between six and 11 100-degree days and a 13% chance we'd have 12 or more the remainder of the year.
Bottom line, the chances are in our favor to not have to deal with very many days with highs of 100 degrees or hotter the rest of the year.
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