100-Degree Streak Ends – Temps Drop Into 80s

DALLAS (CBS 11 STORM TEAM) – The Dallas-Fort Worth area’s streak of 100-degree days is over — just two shy of the record set in 1980.

After the region watched temperatures soar going all the way back to early July, clouds moved in Thursday afternoon.

CBS 11 Storm Team Meteorologist Jeff Jamison said a line of thunderstorms moved into the northern and northwestern counties after the lunch hour. The storms contain gusty winds, lightning, and much-needed rainfall. The line of storms knocked temperatures down into the 70s and 80s in places like Bridgeport, Decatur and Gainesville.

This gust front has generated winds up to 35 to 40 mph behind the front leading to a lot of blowing dust, but very little rain has fallen. There were a few heavy downpours in Wise County from a thunderstorm that collapsed as it moved into Tarrant County. Decatur saw nearly .75” of rain.

According to CBS 11 Storm Team Meteorologist Larry Mowry, overnight conditions could include another storm complex moving into North Texas. And the potential for wet weather isn’t over with another chance of rain in the forecast on both Friday and Saturday. Both rain opportunities will depend on storm clusters starting north of the Metroplex and diving southward.

Temperatures will be cooler with cloud cover and possible. Highs on Friday will be at 100-degrees. The high on Saturday will be at 98.

Many people are upset that the record has slipped from our grasp. Other are questioning why anyone would want to extend an extra hour, minute, second of discomfort. University of Texas at Dallas Dean Bert Moore had an opinion as to why. “The thinking is, if we’re going to be this miserable, let’s be memorably miserable,” he said. “We expect to have hot summers in Texas. But let’s be record-keepers, at least.”

The debate can continue if desired, but temperatures are expected to be back at 100+ by next week.


One Comment

  1. Margy Agar says:

    That’s like running 25 miles of a 26.2 mile marathon!! ……bummer!

  2. Elmer says:

    Anyone that wants to break a heat wave record has already been in the sun too long.

    1. Mikey says:

      SPOT ON Elmer!

      This heat has not only been straining our power grid, but it brings suffering to those that don’t have the proper resources to combat it. Wanting more of this is a sure sign of heat induced dementia.

      I for one am happy to see the temps drop.

  3. DonM says:

    More lack of evidence of anthropogenic glow bull worming. No new heat records for the last 30 years in Dallas.

    1. Just_The_Facts says:

      Wow – don’t let facts get in the way from your idology. From USA Today (probably to erudite for you feeble brain) just three days ago:

      “The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Monday reported that last month was the fourth hottest July on record for the U.S. and that Texas and Oklahoma had their warmest months on record.

      “We’ve been beating temperature records left and right, from the 1930s Dust Bowl drought and the 1950s drought,” said McManus, who admitted that’s not the kind of record you put on a Chamber of Commerce promotion.


      1. Erick says:

        If we are getting warmer due to anthropogenic global warming, then wouldn’t this summer be the hottest ever? Because it isn’t.

        You Al Gore/Enviromental tools never lose an argument, and can’t possibly be wrong. Record Warmth? Man made global warming. Record Cold? Man made climate change. Flood? Man made global warming. Record snowfall? Man made climate change. If it gets hotter you win the debate. If it gets colder you win the debate.

        What is the point in arguing with you big government trolls anyways?

      2. askmeificare says:

        But still the record that stands was set when we were being fed the line about how Co2 was causing global cooling. hahahahaha

  4. DonM says:

    As for myself, having lived in Palmdale, California, and Tucson, Arizona, I figure 100 is not all that hot, not all that uncomfortable, merely good practice for my afterlife.

    1. madmommy09 says:

      100 degrees in Oklahoma was worse than 115 in Phoenix. Give me a dry heat over a humid heat anyday!

  5. RA0725 says:

    Al Gore is jumping up and down screaming BULL#%$T.

    1. StaticKlingon says:

      Scientists are monitoring the Algore closely. There is concern that he may reach critical mass, implode on himself and create a Green Hole in space. Developing……

      1. Tom Halleck says:

        It would NOT be a “green hole”, it would be an A$$ hole in space.

  6. Commonsense58 says:

    I was a GI stationed in Ft Hood during the summer of 1980. We lived in a trailer in Harker Heights and it was the worst summer of my life, so I dont want to hear any Global warming BS as 31 years has gone by and if it wasnt Global warming then, it darn sure aint now!

    1. Rick O'Shea says:

      It was the worst summer in all our lives.

    2. kawfy says:

      The Heart of Texas (Killeen included) has broken the record set in 1980. I don’t know about Dallas but we are continuing the streak here in the HOT.

  7. Robert Slater says:

    I was visiting in 1980 family, and I was training for San Jose City College’s Cross Country running in that memorable summer for two weeks. It was the best of times and sure was the hottest in my experiences. I am currently a Letter Carrier in the Central Valley of California which gets uncomfortable. But the ocean is about two hours away for relief, if I need a rest I seek family, food, or fun. Don’t mess with Texas. Go–COWBOYS!

  8. Bill says:

    Proof positive of Global Cooling.
    We are looking at a new ice age.

  9. AgHil says:

    Hey BS……it 101 in my part of Dallas(east) today!!!!!

  10. Donald says:

    World record is 161 consecutive days
    Town of Marble Bar, Australia
    Thank heavens u don’t live there 🙂

  11. ccoffer says:

    Gee. A news story about something that didn’t happen. I wonder what other records didn’t get broken today. I’ll bet no one ate the most hot dogs ever either.

  12. SandyfromMO says:

    It must be the start of Governor Perry’s prayers being answered?

    1. Ernaldo T says:

      Interesting it was following the first day no speech was made by the chimp in cheif….

  13. John R. Stasny Sr. says:

    I survived the Texas sizzler of 1980. 125 degrees, you could fry and egg on the hood of the car. Roofers started at 0400 and quit by 0900. Pool water warmed without heaters and averaged 80 degrees. Old people were dying in their closed up houses. Dallas authorities had people going around opening houses of the elderly, opening windows and providing, at a minimum, electric fans. The heat was like keeping your face in the opening of a hot oven.

    1. Mikey says:

      My family was living in Crowley at that time. I was too young to remember it but they still talk about how hot it was in that stretch of days. I’ve seen some hot days since then but fortunately they were not strung together.

    2. sigmund says:

      How could a roofer see what he was doing at 4 in the morning?

    3. Kevin Knightsbridge. says:

      Actually John, the hottest it got in Texas that summer was 119 in Seymour and Wichita Falls. In Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, high temperatures exceeded 100 °F ( a total of 69 times, including a record 42 consecutive days from June 23 to August 3. Dallas/Fort Worth reached an all-time high when the temperature hit 113 °F for three consecutive days on June 26-28. In all, the Dallas/Fort Worth area saw 29 days in which the previous record high temperature was either broken or tied. Both Seymour, Texas and Wichita Falls, Texas would hit 119 °F , a record for Texas at the time and still the second-highest temperature ever recorded in the state. Seymour also holds the record for the coldest temperature ever recorded in Texas (-12). I lived through that summer as well. No egg frying though, The temp would need to be about 150F for an egg to fry.

      1. Doc says:

        Kevin said: “The temp would need to be about 150F for an egg to fry.” The pavement, or the hood of car, easily gets that hot on many Dallas afternoons in the direct sunlight. Yes, you sure can fry an egg out there, Kevin.

  14. Ernaldo T says:

    Oh my god!!! We are seeing the first stages of global cooling…..Save us!!!!

  15. Algoresaurus says:

    I love the term “on record.” Notice that no start date is included. The 1930s are left out, and that decade was notoriously hot. Who knows how hot it got for centuries before Texas was settled. How hot was it thousands and even millions of years ago? There were tropical jungles far up into Canada. Our “records” are playing in a shallow pool.

  16. Peteo says:

    What would; simply the SHADE provided by solar panels on the roofs of buildings save in air conditioning expenses?

  17. fitzgerald says:

    Dallas may have blown its chances at a consecutive streak 100 record, but Waco continues to have one. Heading for at least 50 days in a row along with breaking the record of total number of 100 days in a year…………it will happen Sunday. However, I will be so glad when it gets cooled down to 95.

  18. CLee says:

    This record in Dallas is nothing. Here in Wichita Falls, Texas we have had 77 days about 100 and of those 51 are in a row. We have broken 22 records this year.

  19. Me says:

    I don’t know what they are talking about … it was over 100 in Dallas yesterday and still today … forecast says “99” on Sunday but i bet it will hit 100! Streak still going strong …

  20. Scott says:

    Google: Weather wars.

  21. Charles_Texas says:

    Dallas is not the only city in Texas. Waco and Killeen have both broken the 42 day streake. Yesterday was day 43 for both. Do we hit 44 today?

  22. Sharon says:

    40 the number of testing in the Bible!!

  23. Charles_Texas says:

    Current Temp in Dallas 103. Maybe this story was a little premature.

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