Reporting Larry Mowry
Filed underStorm Team Blog
102 degrees was the high today at DFW! This is the 8th time this year we have reached triple digits. More on the way.
A big ridge of high pressure that was over the southwest early this week is sliding our way. That will keep temperatures in the triple digits for the rest of the week and early next week.
A HEAT ADVISORY is in effect for Dallas, Tarrant, Denton and Collin County until Thursday evening. This will probably be extended past Thursday and may be expanded to include other parts of North Texas. A Heat Advisory is issued when the afternoon temperatures feel like 105 degrees or hotter and the morning low is 80 degrees or warmer. It is that low temperature that disqualifies some of the outlying counties from being in the Heat Advisory.
WHERE WE STAND WITH THE HEAT
Today is the 8th triple digit day of the year. Here is a look at the number of 100 degree days thru July 31 of each of the past years.
This time of year is our hottest. But August is a month where we see our high and low temperature decrease thru the month. Below is the average high and low for the first day of August and the last day.
August is also the hottest month of the year. It is also the driest averaging just 1.91″ of rain. It is also the least windy month of the year. The average wind speed is only 8.6 mph.