It is official: Triple-digit temperatures have arrived in North Texas.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport hit 101 degrees on Friday, June 22. The following Sunday was close with the high reaching 99 degrees.
Our first 100-degree day came a little ahead of schedule. The average date for the first triple digit day is July 1.
Here are some 100 degree facts for DFW:
- Average date of last 100 degrees: Aug. 26
- Earliest occurrence: March 9, 1911 (100 degrees)
- Latest occurrence: Oct. 3, 1951 (106 degrees)
- Earliest last occurrence: May 30, 1928 (101 degrees)
- Latest first occurrence: Aug. 23, 1989 (101 degrees)
We could see our next 100-degree day this week. Wednesday and Thursday, a strong ridge in the jet stream will be centered over North Texas. This will bring the hottest weather of the week. Wednesday's high is forecast to be 100 degrees.
On average North Texas sees 18, 100-degree days per year. The most we have ever seen in one year: 71 in 2011. Here are some other extremes:
- Fewest in a calendar year: 0 (1973, 1906)
- Most consecutive: 42 (Jun 23 - Aug 3, 1980)
- Most in a month: 31 (Jul 1980)
- Greatest number of months in a year with at least one occurrence: 5
- 2006 - April, June, July, August, September
- 1998 - May, June, July, August, September
- 1925 - April, June, July, August, September
- 1911 - March, May, June, July, August
- Only month to record both 100 degrees and 32 degrees, Mar 1916 (25 degrees on March 3 and 100 degrees on the March 21)