A Warm Year in Dallas/Fort Worth

At first glance this may seem like a smoking gun for man-made Global Warming, but look again. Dallas/Fort Worth was warm this year, but Waco (farther south) didn’t show the same numbers. While Waco was warm, it didn’t beat the Dust Bowl years. The official temperature sensor for Dallas is at DFW Airport is in the middle of the urban heat island and probably not the best indicator of warming across the region.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
400 AM CST MON JAN 1 2007

…2006 WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD FOR DALLAS/FORT WORTH…

THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR 2006 BESTED THE DROUGHT YEAR OF 1999 FOR
THE WARMEST ON RECORD IN DALLAS/FORT WORTH. THE AVERAGE HIGH
TEMPERATURE WAS ALSO THE WARMEST ON RECORD…NEARLY AN ENTIRE DEGREE
ABOVE FELLOW DROUGHT YEAR 1954.

MOST OF THE YEARS LISTED BELOW WERE DROUGHT YEARS WITH MILD WINTERS.

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DALLAS/FORT WORTH

WARMEST MEAN TEMPERATURES WARMEST AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES

1 69.3 2006* 1 80.4 2006*
2 68.6 1999 2 79.5 1954
3 68.3 1998 3 79.3 1999
4 68.2 1933 4 79.2 1956
5 68.1 1954 5 78.7 2005
68.1 1934 78.7 1952
7 67.9 2005 78.7 1934
67.9 1921 78.7 1933
9 67.8 1925 9 78.5 1980
10 67.7 1939 78.5 1939

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FOR WACO…2006 WAS THE WARMEST YEAR SINCE THE DUST BOWL YEARS OF
THE 1930S. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE YEAR WAS THE WARMEST
ON RECORD.

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WACO

WARMEST MEAN TEMPERATURES WARMEST AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURES

1 70.8 1933 1 81.7 2006*
2 70.3 1925 2 81.2 1933
3 70.2 1921 3 80.9 1999
4 69.9 1934 80.9 1956
69.9 1927 5 80.8 1954
6 69.4 1922 80.8 1925
7 69.3 2006* 80.8 1904
8 69.1 1954 80.8 1902
9 69.0 1999 9 80.6 1921
69.0 1931 10 80.5 1990
69.0 1923

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