Waco hits 100F

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
253 PM CDT SUN AUG 12 2007

…FIRST 100-DEGREE DAY OF THE YEAR FOR WACO…

AT 249 CDT…THE TEMPERATURE AT WACO REGIONAL AIRPORT CLIMBED TO 100
DEGREES. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR THAT WACO HAS REACHED THE
CENTURY MARK. THE AUGUST 12TH DATE MAKES THIS THE 7TH LATEST
OCCURRENCE OF THE FIRST 100-DEGREE DAY.

THERE HAVE ONLY BEEN 2 YEARS IN THE 107-YEAR HISTORY OF OBSERVATIONS
AT WACO WHEN WE DID NOT HIT 100 DEGREES…1919 AND 1920.

IN THOSE YEARS WHEN WE HAVE HAD 100-DEGREE TEMPERATURES…THE FIRST
100-DEGREE DAY HAS OCCURRED AS EARLY AS MARCH 28TH…BACK IN
1971…AND AS LATE AS OCTOBER 3RD…BACK IN 1979. THE AVERAGE FIRST
DAY THAT WE REACH 100 DEGREES IS JULY 4TH.

LAST YEAR…THROUGH AUGUST 12TH…WE HAD ALREADY HAD 28 DAYS OF
100-DEGREE TEMPERATURES AND AUGUST 12TH WAS THE 5TH OF WHAT WOULD
BECOME 20 CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF 100 DEGREE TEMPERATURES. LAST
YEAR…THERE WERE ONLY 4 DAYS IN AUGUST THAT FAILED TO REACH AT
LEAST 100 DEGREES. WE REACHED 100 DEGREES 46 TIMES IN 2006…
WITH THE FIRST OCCURRING ON JUNE 7TH AND THE LAST OCCURING ON
SEPTEMBER 16TH.

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WACO – LATEST DATE OF FIRST 100-DEGREE DAY

1 1920 NONE
1919 NONE
3 OCTOBER 3, 1979
4 AUGUST 27, 1938
5 AUGUST 20, 1973
6 AUGUST 17, 1941
7 AUGUST 12, 2007 ****
8 AUGUST 10, 1968
9 AUGUST 8, 1942
10 AUGUST 7, 1959
AUGUST 7, 1955

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