Texas to Be Thrown Into the Inferno
The Summer of 2015 has felt like a record-breaker at times for the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, but it has only been slightly warmer than average. According to the National Weather Service, the average temperature at DFW Airport in June was 82.1 F, which was 0.8 degrees above normal. In July, the average temperature was 87.1 F, 1.8 degrees above normal.
In spite of the slightly warmer than average weather in June and July, the Metroplex observed a later than expected first day of 100 degrees, which occurred on July 26; the average first occurrence of 100 degrees is June 30. Looking at this statistic, one might think Dallas has been cooler than expected.
Whatever you might think, Dallas will certainly be thrown into the proverbial fire this weekend.
Thursday’s jet stream upper level ridge that allowed the West to bake last week is moving east again right over Texas. According to the latest forecast, Dallas is forecast to get back above 100 degrees for at least the next five days in a row. It comes just after the warmest day of the year on Wednesday.
Since the 1980s, Dallas has had a yearly average of 27 100 degree days, but so far this year, there has only been six. Even if each of the next five days are all over 100 degrees, Dallas will still be less than half way to that average.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist, Jason Cerjak