Today May Be Day 17 Of Heat Wave. Or Not.
Today may or may not be the 17th straight day of temperatures of 100 degrees or higher, putting this year’s heat wave into a tie for eighth place since records have been kept in North Texas. There was also a 17-day run in August of 1956. However, the National Weather Service says today’s high might reach “only” 99 degrees, so it’s wait-and-see to find out if we hit the century mark again. Sunday’s high at DFW Airport hit 103 degrees jus a little after 3 p.m. That’s pretty warm, of course, but not warm enough to reach the record for August 15th. The hottest August 15th ever was in 1951 when the mercury topped out at 107.