Summertime in Dallas

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT…CORRECTION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
430 PM CDT SAT AUG 11 2007

…FIRST 100-DEGREE DAY OF THE YEAR AT DFW AIRPORT…

SHORTLY BEFORE 3 PM CDT…THE TEMPERATURE AT DFW AIRPORT CLIMBED TO
100 DEGREES. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR THAT DFW AIRPORT HAS
REACHED THE CENTURY MARK. THIS IS THE 6TH LATEST FIRST 100-DEGREE
DAY.

THERE HAVE ONLY BEEN 2 YEARS IN THE 109-YEAR* HISTORY OF
OBSERVATIONS FOR THE OFFICIAL DALLAS FORT WORTH SITE WHEN WE DID NOT
HIT 100 DEGREES…1906 AND 1973.

IN THOSE YEARS WHEN WE HAVE HAD 100-DEGREE TEMPERATURES…THE FIRST
100-DEGREE DAY HAS OCCURRED AS EARLY AS MARCH 9TH…BACK IN 1911…
AND AS LATE AS AUGUST 23RD…BACK IN 1989. THE AVERAGE FIRST
DAY THAT WE REACH 100 DEGREES IS JUNE 30TH.

WE HAVE HAD 100-DEGREE TEMPERATURES EVERY MONTH FROM MARCH
THROUGH OCTOBER…WITH THE EARLIEST OCCURRENCE BEING MARCH 9TH AND
THE LATEST OCCURRENCE BEING OCTOBER 3RD.

THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF 100-DEGREE DAYS IS 16. THE RECORD NUMBER OF
100-DEGREE DAYS IS 69 WHICH OCCURRED IN 1980.

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DALLAS/FORT WORTH – LATEST DATE OF FIRST 100-DEGREE DAY

1 1973 NONE
1906 NONE
3 AUGUST 23, 1989
4 AUGUST 19, 1905
5 AUGUST 16, 1903
6 AUGUST 11, 2007 ****
7 AUGUST 10, 1992
8 AUGUST 8, 1968
9 AUGUST 7, 1919
AUGUST 7, 1908

* NOTE: OBSERVATIONS FOR THE OFFICIAL SITE FOR DALLAS FORT WORTH SITE
GO BACK TO SEPTEMBER 1898. THE OFFICIAL SITE HAS CHANGED DURING
THAT TIME. DFW AIRPORT SITE HAS BEEN THE OFFICIAL SITE SINCE 1974.

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