North Texas is suffering the second hottest summer on record, and the heat is not letting up anytime soon.
The high was 103 degrees yesterday at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, making it the 30th consecutive 100-degree day in the area.
That ended the hottest July since 1980.
The National Weather Service office in Fort Worth estimated that the average high for July in North Texas was 101.7 degrees.
The record for consecutive 100-degree days is 42, set in 1980. We’re number 2 on the list now, but with 100+ degrees expected for the next ten days, we are on a pace to become #1.
August is often the hottest month of the year around here.
The weather service has issued an excessive heat watch, a prolonged period of dangerous hot and humid weather, through Thursday.
North Texas could feel some of the highest temperatures this year during the week. Forecasters are calling for highs of 107 to 108 degrees every day this week. The heat index is expected be over 110 degrees everyday this week.
The highest temperature during this streak was 106 on July 25. The highest temperature ever recorded at the DFW airport is 113 degrees, on June 28, 1980.
I’m leaving town on Wednesday morning for a place where the temperatures never fell below 90 for a week and the high was 117 for 5 days in a row, during a July visit almost ten years ago. I didn’t think I’d ever take a summer vacation in the desert again!
But temperatures there have been below normal this summer and the ten day forecast is for highs around 101 and a low of 80 with less than 10% humidity. I’m not “naming” my destination because I get over 50 “robot” crawler hits a day on this website and I’m not giving “Lost Wages” any publicity since they sent “Dirty Harry” back to Washington in the November 2010 general elections.
Ok, so everyone who’s reading this knows where I’m going but the “bots” don’t and when “Lost Wages” is googled, this post won’t appear in the results. By the way, I was there in March and had not planned on going back until March 2012. Mrs. Wolf surprised me with an all expense paid poker trip for my birthday. I’ve only played six poker sessions this year, so I’m looking forward to this trip. I’ll more than double that number of sessions during this visit. Hopefully, I’ll also be getting a break from the record heat in the DFW metroplex even though I’ll be spending another week of summer in the desert!