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Expanded California Fire Weather Threats; Unsettled Across the West

A storm system will impact the western third of the U.S.. Strong, gusty winds will increase Fire Weather threats across much of western and central California. Rain and mountain snows can be expected across the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies, with wintry conditions in the Great Basin and High Plains. Accumulating snows will also continue across the Upper Midwest to the Northeast. Read More >

Expect a chilly night across the region with lows in the 30s areawide. Clear skies today will lead to partly cloudy skies overnight, with a southerly wind between 5 to 10 mph.
Maybe you've heard a rumor about wintry weather before Christmas? It's true, some of the forecast data does suggest a weather pattern favorable for winter weather. However it's such a long way out, weather forecasters have to deal with probabilities. Here's a chart that shows the highest probability of a certain type of weather December 21st through December 25th. Cold weather looks like a certainty by Friday morning. However the precipitation forecast is more uncertain. A cold rain remains the highest likelihood, but probabilities have increased since yesterday for ice or snow in the region...particularly on December 23rd and 24th.
Another cold front will move into the region this evening and overnight. This front will result in a north wind shift, but gusty winds are not expected until Thursday. Low temperatures tonight and Thursday morning will be in the 30s for most locations.

 
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Waco - Annual and Consecutive 100° Days        Click Here for DFW

 

Greatest Annual
Rank # of Days Year
1 90 2011
2 63 1980
3 61 1998
4 58 1969
5 55 2009
6
(tie)
52 1990
52 1977
8 50 1925
9
(tie)
46 2006
46 1978

 

 

Greatest Consecutive
Rank # of Days Dates
1 44 Jun 30 - Aug 12, 2011
2 42 Jun 23 - Aug 3, 1980
3 30 Jun 27 - Jul 26, 1969
4 29 Jul 6 - Aug 3, 1998
5 26 Jul 29 - Aug 23, 1987
6 25 Jul 31 - Aug 24, 2010
7 24 Jul 22 - Aug 14, 1910
8 23 Aug 3-25, 1952
9 22 Aug 14 - Sep 4, 2011
10 21 Jul 28 - Aug 17, 2012

 

Least Annual
Rank # of Days Year
1
(tie)
0 1920
0 1919
3
(tie)
1 2004
1 1979
1 1968
1 1961
7
(tie)
2 1959
2 1941
2 1938
10
(tie)
3 1955
3 1942
3 1926
3 1915
Greatest Number of Days in a Month
Rank # of Days Month/Year
1
(tie)
31 Jul 2011
31 Jul 1980
3 30 Aug 2011
4 29 Jul 1969
5 28 Jul 1998
6
(tie)
27 Aug 2010
27 Aug 2006
8 26 Aug 1951
9
(tie)
25 Aug 1999
25 Aug 1988
25 Aug 1987