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Could Dallas Reach its Hottest Temperature Ever?

18 Jul 2018, 10:06 am

The latest projections continue to show the Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas area rising to between 105 and 110 degrees during the next few days.

Forecast high and low temperatures for the Dallas, Texas area Wednesday to Friday, July 18-20

How does this compare to records? It depends on how you look at it.

For daily temperature records, it appears quite likely that the Dallas-Ft. Worth area at least matches some daily high temperature records, if not possible to surpass some of these numbers.

Forecast high temperatures Thursday, July 19 versus current record high temperatures for select cities
Forecast high temperatures versus daily record highs for Friday, July 20

Thus, from a standpoint of daily high temperature records it is likely the Dallas-Ft. Worth area will get some new record highs this week.

However temperature records are kept on an all-time basis as well. Here’s how it looks:

Dallas-Ft. Worth All-Time Hottest Temperature

113° F

The hottest temperature (on record) is 113 degrees set twice, on June 26 and 27 in 1980. Based on the latest projections, Dallas-Ft. Worth will likely fall just shy of the all-time hottest temperature on record.

Still, it will be much warmer than average.

Forecast high temperatures (left) Wednesday, July 18 compared to average (right).Forecast high temperatures (left) Thursday, July 19 compared to average (right).

Forecast high temperatures (left) Friday, July 20 compared to average (right).

The heat is here to stay for the next several days in northeast Texas as well.

Forecast high (red line) and low (blue line) temperatures Wednesday to Tuesday, July 18 to 24

Even if Dallas-Ft. Worth doesn’t get its hottest temperature ever, it will be dangerous to those who are more sensitive to the heat. Those more easily affected by excessive heat, use caution the next several days.

For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Steve Glazier

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