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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!
It's quite chilly this morning with temperatures in the teens and 20s across most of the region, with a few spots in the lower 30s.
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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Waco Dam (McLennan County)

31º 36' N 97º 13' W

495 ft

30 Year Normals (1981-2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
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Maximum (°F) 59.1 62.4 69.3 77.3 84.1 90.9 95.3 96.2 89.7 80.2 69.0 59.9 77.8
Minimum (°F) 35.0 39.1 46.4 54.1 64.0 70.9 74.4 74.3 66.5 56.2 46.4 36.8 55.3
Precipitation (in.) 2.26 2.88 3.49 2.57 4.58 3.61 1.91 2.14 3.17 3.95 3.03 2.78 36.37
Degree
Days
Heating 558 405 251 80 7 0 0 0 5 60 252 519 2137
Cooling 2 6 29 101 287 477 615 628 398 159 33 4 2739
Monthly Precipitation
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
2017 3.98 2.89 3.35 7.30 2.94 4.45 2.00 3.65 0.95 1.19 1.15    
2016 0.35 1.90 5.24 7.16 7.76 5.93 0.10 6.59 0.71 0.21 4.14 1.35 41.44
  2015 2.73 1.50 4.60 5.52 8.42 7.50 0.00 0.85 0.33 9.07 6.49 3.31 50.32
2014 0.24 0.82 1.16 1.91 7.71 6.46 0.35 1.83 1.00 3.90 2.70 0.62 28.70
2013 4.91 1.91 1.72 1.27 3.16 1.18 5.74 0.04 4.27 6.65 2.56 1.26 34.67
2012  3.75 2.89 8.44 1.65 2.10 3.40 3.44 1.78 4.00 0.40 0.00 0.73 32.58
2011 4.09 1.55 0.79 1.63 2.38 1.42 0.11 0.45 2.85 5.72 2.29 4.83 28.11
2010 4.57 4.07 4.58 3.73 0.94 4.09 4.54 0.23 0.70 1.34 1.34 0.99 38.32
2009 0.72 1.49 5.55 4.48 1.52 0.01 3.99 0.11 8.75 10.12 1.71 1.69 40.14
2008 0.85 1.46 4.69 4.58 4.71 0.16 0.46 10.20 0.50 3.29 0.60 NA
2007 4.54 0.40 9.68 1.08 12.68 8.10 2.78 0.30 2.83 1.13 2.07 2.44 48.03
2006 1.97 1.98 4.21 2.62 2.73 2.26 0.54 0.27 2.15 3.91 0.65 3.32 26.61
2005 3.08 3.57 1.13 2.13 3.54 1.22 0.78 5.97 0.62 0.52 0.92 M NA
2004 3.44 4.30 2.81 6.52 3.00 8.50 3.87 0.94 0.66 6.81 9.59 1.19 51.63
2003 0.55 3.92 1.55 0.72 2.88 5.17 0.92 2.95 3.77 2.66 1.92 0.51 27.52
2002 0.79 2.18 3.55 1.20 3.31 2.43 4.30 1.03 2.82 11.03 1.47 9.49 43.60
2001 3.38 2.69 4.73 0.97 3.48 1.68 1.00 4.56 2.75 2.63 5.07 3.86 36.80
2000 2.31 4.24 2.73 3.44 5.65 8.96 0.56 0.14 1.11 4.12 7.67 6.33 47.26
1999 2.33 0.51 3.25 2.02 2.33 1.02 4.50 0.10 1.03 0.27 1.89 3.00 22.25
1998 4.37 3.87 2.11 1.69 0.61 1.35 0.43 1.36 5.03 6.38 2.86 4.06 34.12
1997 2.74 7.72 4.02 4.28 3.88 5.60 0.76 1.41 1.24 2.39 2.61 4.42 41.07
1996 0.81 0.17 1.16 2.65 1.95 3.11 2.76 5.39 3.58 1.09 4.34 3.07 30.08
1995 0.91 0.75 3.67 7.57 4.87 3.70 2.17 7.61 3.98 0.32 1.71 1.27 38.53
1994 1.46 3.20 2.80 2.46 6.73 1.74 0.34 0.62 0.99 6.84 4.17 5.02 36.37
1993 3.00 3.44 4.61 3.52 2.59 2.08 0.00 0.22 4.66 4.93 2.58 1.82 33.45
1992 4.81 6.34 3.99 1.60 5.82 3.32 0.95 0.64 2.30 1.45 4.86 4.07 40.15
1991 5.12 1.58 1.00 2.75 5.92 3.88 4.32 6.34 3.39 3.26 2.75 7.05 47.36
1990 2.65 3.76 6.02 4.03 6.18 0.93 0.83 1.74 6.44 5.91 4.17 1.90 44.56
1989 3.40 2.97 2.93 1.75 10.04 4.92 3.03 2.29 0.37 1.57 0.33 0.67 34.27
1988 0.58 1.93 3.42 1.34 1.10 5.88 1.07 0.92 4.63 1.36 1.74 2.76 26.73
1987 1.78 2.92 1.85 1.84 6.73 5.23 1.54 0.54 6.94 1.27 4.76 3.60 39.00
1986 0.08 5.03 0.53 2.54 8.23 4.47 0.39 0.68 3.61 5.77 3.92 4.41 39.66
1985 1.32 2.23 3.61 3.14 1.96 5.59 1.34 1.25 6.74 3.86 4.14 2.60 37.78
1984 0.98 1.20 3.89 0.68 3.88 1.35 1.93 1.80 1.14 10.85 3.33 5.40 36.43
1983 1.27 3.70 3.91 0.14 4.60 1.19 3.68 2.87 0.74 1.54 3.00 0.74 27.38
1982 1.42 1.64 3.95 2.50 7.09 3.86 3.12 0.15 0.04 1.72 4.07 2.44 32.00
1981 0.93 1.82 3.66 1.23 3.91 7.55 0.33 0.61 4.81 7.25 1.20 0.68 33.98
1980 2.57 1.94 2.76 4.01 5.18 0.77 0.01 0.05 2.47 0.98 2.63 3.25 26.62
1979 2.94 2.38 4.81 1.86 9.73 4.44 4.71 5.17 2.46 2.14 0.41 4.65 45.70
1978 0.99 3.21 3.51 2.75 2.97 1.36 0.66 1.60 0.65 2.05 5.17 1.79 26.71
1977 1.92 3.78 2.91 7.89 1.44 1.67 1.05 1.55 0.46 1.36 2.83 0.14 27.00
1976 1.27 0.48 1.90 7.50 5.26 3.56 11.16 0.37 6.27 6.02 1.49 3.15 48.43
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
1975 1.43 3.30 1.29 5.28 12.77 2.70 2.69 1.00 2.53 2.36 0.50 2.01 37.86
1974 1.59 1.27 0.58 3.37 2.80 1.17 1.84 9.76 7.35 6.00 3.53 2.33 41.59
1973 3.79 2.03 2.89 4.82 3.67 7.89 4.70 1.06 5.36 10.44 0.68 0.73 48.06
1972 2.84 0.26 0.16 1.92 1.95 2.91 5.85 1.86 2.31 6.91 3.06 1.07 31.10
1971 0.05 1.49 0.86 2.75 0.81 1.07 10.14 2.10 1.19 3.62 1.96 4.36 30.40
1970 1.11 4.07 4.78 1.72 2.87 1.30 0.08 2.05 8.67 3.23 0.10 0.93 30.91
1969 0.55 2.60 3.75 3.84 4.34 0.52 0.03 2.29 5.13 6.21 2.76 2.91 34.93
1968 4.36 2.00 2.58 3.67 7.76 5.36 0.98 0.81 5.29 1.69 3.85 1.80 40.15
1967 0.32 0.76 2.35 8.60 5.44 0.21 1.52 0.53 4.11 4.19 3.96 3.49 35.48
1966 1.25 2.34 0.74 8.48 3.44 2.19 0.95 4.64 5.14 0.04 0.16 0.61 29.98
1965   3.57 1.18 14.08 0.89 0.26 0.82 4.10 2.96 4.39 2.59 NA
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann