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Snow Will Persist in the Northeast and Great Lake States

Heavy Lake Effect snow will continue to the lee of the Great Lakes for the next couple of days. Snow will also return to the Northeast by Tuesday as another front moves in. Bitter cold wind chills can be expected in the Upper Mississippi Valley. Freezing temperatures will even impact central Florida. Meanwhile, elevated fire weather conditions will persist in southern California. Read More >

Elevated fire weather conditions are expected across most of North Texas today. Avoid outdoor burning and welding and don't toss lit cigarette butts outside. Warm and very dry conditions will prevail with west winds around 15 mph. High temperatures will be in the upper 70s for most locations. DFW and Waco may come close to reaching record high temperatures which are currently 80 degrees at DFW and 82 degrees at Waco.
With an elevated fire weather threat today, here are some tips to help prevent wildfires!
Expect cooler and breezier conditions on Tuesday in the wake of a cold front. Temperatures will be near seasonal normals. The north wind of 10 to 15 MPH will make it feel even colder. Tuesday night should be a mostly clear and calm night. This will result in cold conditions across the area with low temperatures in the 20s and 30s.
Rain-free conditions will prevail during the mid-week to early part of the weekend with above normal daytime high temperatures. There will be a few brief periods in which the fire weather threat may become "elevated". Please see the infographic regarding fire weather safety tips to see how YOU can help prevent wildfires.
Here is the latest drought monitor for North and Central TX.
Did you know that the shortest day of the year is just a few days away? On that day, we (North & Central TX) will have approximately 10 hours of daylight. This is around 4 hours less daylight than on June Solstice. The Winter Solstice (when we start the astronomical winter) will be on Thursday December 21st, 2017.

 
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Dallas/Fort Worth - Earliest and Latest 100° Days         Click Here for Waco

 

Average Date of...
  • First 100° Day - July 1
  • Last 100° Day - August 26

 

Earliest First Occurrence
Rank Date Temperature
1 Mar 9, 1911 100
2 Mar 21, 1916 100
3 Apr 17, 2006 101
4 Apr 18, 1925 100
5 May 4, 1947 100
6 May 6, 1998 100
7 May 27, 1928 103
8 May 28, 1927 107
9
(tie)
May 30, 1985 103
May 30, 2003 100

 

Latest Last Occurrence
Rank Date Temperature
1 Oct 3, 1951 106
2
(tie)
Oct 1, 1979 102
Oct 1, 1938 101
4 Sep 29, 2011 101
5
(tie)
Sep 28, 1953 105
Sep 28, 2005 104
7 Sep 27, 1977 101
8 Sep 25, 1931 100
9
(tie)
Sep 20, 2016 100
Sep 20, 1954 100
Sep 20, 1937 100

 

Latest First Occurrence
Rank Date Temperature
1
(tie)
1973 none
1906 none
3 Aug 23, 1989 101
4 Aug 19, 1905 102
5 Aug 16, 1903 100
6 Aug 11, 2007 100
7 Aug 10, 1992 100
8 Aug 8, 1968 100
9
(tie)
Aug 7, 1919 100
Aug 7, 1908 100
Earliest Last Occurrence
Rank Date Temperature
1 May 30, 1928 101
2 Jul 12, 1904 103
3 Jul 14, 1933 104
4 Jul 16, 2004 100
5 Jul 22, 1971 100
6 Jul 25, 2002 100
7
(tie)
Aug 1, 1920 100
Aug 1, 1914 100
9 Aug 3, 1912 102
10 Aug 4, 1961 100