Clouds disappear from Dallas skies: longest heat streak on record brewing

August 2, 2011 – DALLAS — The atmosphere continues to “cook the books” in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, and the string of triple-digit heat may last for the next couple of weeks. As of Monday afternoon, Aug. 1, 2011, Dallas has had 31 days in a row with high temperatures of 100 degrees or higher. The last time it failed to reach triple-digit figures was July 1. This weekend in the Big D, the current heat wave moved into number two on the all-time list for number of days in a row of 100-degree temperatures. The old number two on the list was 29 days in a row spanning July 6 through Aug. 3, 1998. The longest stretch of days for 100-degree temperatures in Dallas was 42 set during the blistering summer of 1980, spanning June 23 through Aug. 3, 1980. According to Long Range Expert Meteorologist Paul Pastelok, “The current string of 100-degree days will probably last into the middle of August.” –Accuweather
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7 Responses to Clouds disappear from Dallas skies: longest heat streak on record brewing

  1. A_lad says:

    Has Texas gotten any rain?


  2. Kenda says:

    You think Dallas is bad, try Oklahoma- 100 degrees today and tomorrow, and rapidly approaching the 50 day record set in 1980.


  3. radiogirl says:

    This is unbearable here in DFW….My cotton farms in west Texas are toast and the heat feels different than it did in the summer of 80.I got out an swam in the pool in1980 but now I can’t even coax my kids to come over and swim because its so uncomfortable.


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