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Partly cloudy. Increasing cloudiness late across Central Texas. With increasing humidity, low tonight will be in the 50s. Winds will be southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
We will have increasing cloudiness and warm Thursday. Highs in the 80s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Southerly winds will bring increasing Gulf moisture to the region Thursday through Friday. Low chances of showers and thunderstorms will return Thursday night through Friday evening with the approach of an upper level disturbance. Lows Thursday night will be in the mid 50s to lower 60s and with increasing humidity lows Friday night will be in the 60s area wide. Highs will be in the upper 70s to lower 80s Friday.
There will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day Saturday. The better threat for more organized thunderstorms will be Saturday evening through Sunday morning ahead of a cold front. Some of these storms may become severe, producing damaging winds and large hail. Locally heavy rain that could result in flooding and cloud to ground lightning will also be possible. Expect gusty northerly winds behind the front that will sweep through the Bowie and Breckenridge areas before midnight and through the Palestine and Cameron areas by late Sunday morning.

 
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June 2011 Review

 

DFW Temps - June 2011                    Waco Temps - June 2011

  

Above normal temperatures dominated the month.  For both DFW and Waco, June 2011 ranked among the warmest on record.  Waco's average high temperature for the month of 99.9°F was an all-time record.

 

Dallas/Fort Worth - June Temperatures

Highest Maximum
Rank Temperature Year
1 99.5 1980
2 98.5 1953
3 97.9 1911
4 97.6 2011
5 96.7 2008
6
(tie)
96.6 1952
96.6 1934
8 96.4 2010
9 96.2 1977
10 95.9 1998
Highest Average
Rank Temperature Year
1 87.5 1953
2 87.0 1980
3 86.8 2011
4
(tie)
86.5 2010
86.5 2008
6 86.0 1934
7 85.9 1911
8 85.5 1998
9
(tie)
85.3 1952
85.3 1925
Highest Minimum
Rank Temperature Year
1 76.6 2010
2 76.5 1953
3 76.3 2008
4 75.9 2011
5 75.5 1925
6 75.3 1934
7 75.0 1998
8 74.4 1980
9
(tie)
73.9 1994
73.9 1952
73.9 1911

Waco - June Temperatures

Highest Maximum
Rank Temperature Year
1 99.9 2011
2 99.3 1911
3 99.0 1925
4 98.6 1902
5 98.5 1990
6 98.0 1934
7
(tie)
97.9 1998
97.9 1918
9 97.6 2009
10 97.0 1953
Highest Average
Rank Temperature Year
1 88.9 1925
2
(tie)
87.4 2011
87.4 1934
4 86.9 1918
5 86.8 1911
6
(tie)
86.3 1990
86.3 1902
8 86.2 1998
9 85.7 2009
10 85.6 1953
Highest Minimum
Rank Temperature Year
1 78.7 1925
2 76.8 1934
3 75.9 1914
4
(tie)
75.8 2010
75.8 1918
6
(tie)
75.6 1924
75.6 1923
8 75.2 1967
9 74.9 1908
10 74.8 2011

 

During the middle of the month, DFW Airport recorded 7 consecutive days with triple-digit temperatures.  Drought-plagued Waco tallied 10 consecutive 100-degree days, including 4 consecutive days with record highs.  Combined with 7 other 100-degree days during the month, Waco totalled 17 triple-digit highs in June, tying the all-time record previously set in 1998. 

Dallas/Fort Worth
Greatest Number of 100-Degree Days During
June

Rank # of Days Year
1
(tie)
13 1980
13 1911
3 11 1953
4
(tie)
8 1998
8 1918
6
(tie)
7 2011
7 1934
8
(tie)
6 1956
6 1948
10
(tie)
5 2009
5 2008
5 1924
5 1902

 

Waco
Greatest Number of 100-Degree Days During
June

Rank # of Days Year
1
(tie)
17 2011
17 1998
3 15 1925
4
(tie)
14 2009
14 1902
6
(tie)
13 1990
13 1918
13 1911
9 10 1980
10
(tie)
9 1969
9 1905

 

 

There were few days with rainfall during the month, but the thunderstorms that occurred June 20-22 brought heavy rain to portions of North Texas.  The image of estimated rainfall below shows the heavy rain that impacted the Metroplex as well as areas from Corsicana to Athens.

Strong winds also accompanied the storms.  During the early morning hours of June 21, Denton recorded a peak wind of 75 mph.

June 2011 Precipitation
Location Precipitation Normal Departure
DFW Airport 2.84 3.23 -0.39
Waco 1.26

3.08

-1.82
Dallas Love Field 3.70 3.92 -0.22
Fort Worth Meacham 2.69    
Dallas Executive 2.17    
Fort Worth Alliance 2.00    
Arlington 0.92 3.70 -2.78
Denton 2.55 3.29 -0.74
McKinney 1.40 4.11 -2.71
Terrell 3.77 4.02 -0.25
Corsicana 4.48 3.40

+1.08

Mineral Wells 0.49 3.25 -2.76

June 2011 Precipitation

June 2011 Precipitation Totals

  

 

 

Some locations in the Metroplex, including DFW Airport and Dallas Love Field, have recorded above normal precipitation during the last 3 months (April-June).  However, for the vast majority of North Texas, the drought persists.  Mineral Wells has only received 38% of normal precipitation since the beginning of October.

 

9-Month Precipitation (October 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011)
Location Precipitation Normal Departure % of Normal
DFW Airport 20.55 28.16 -7.61 73
Waco 13.75 26.38 -12.63 52
Dallas Love Field 21.93 29.80 -7.87 74
Fort Worth Meacham 15.94      
Dallas Executive 17.70      
Fort Worth Alliance 16.27      
Arlington 17.79 30.17 -12.38 59
Denton 19.06 29.65 -10.59 64
McKinney 19.68 33.34 -13.66 59
Terrell 25.32 34.33 -9.01 74
Corsicana 21.53 31.91 -10.38 67
Mineral Wells 9.20 24.40 -15.20 38

 

9-Month Precipitation Deficits (October 2010 - June 2011)

9-Month Precipitation Deficits (Oct 2010 - June 2011)

 

 

U.S. Drought Monitor - June 28, 2011