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High Winds Creating Critical Fire Weather Threats in California; Heavy Rains Along Gulf Coast

Strong to high winds are creating critical fire weather conditions across much of California, and explosive fire growth in Southern California. Wind gradients gradually weaken Sunday and through mid next week. Conversely, very wet conditions will develop this week as week along the Gulf Coast; and unsettled weather pattern to the north with snow from the Great Basin to the High Plains. Read More >

Beneficial rains will taper off across the western half of the forecast area this evening, then across the eastern half of the area during the overnight hours as an upper level disturbance races northeast across the region.
An upper level disturbance will bring another round of showers and isolated thunderstorms early this week. Rain chances will begin on Monday, but will be highest on Tuesday. An isolated thunderstorm will also be possible, but severe weather is not expected.
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, this potential event is so far out (beyond 7 days in fact), that a great deal of uncertainty exists, and as a result, we cannot definitively pin down what the weather pattern will look like. We know that arctic air is likely to surge through the region late Thursday and into Friday. We do NOT know whether precipitation will be able to develop in the cold airmass, as this will depend on the position of upper-level features which are being poorly modeled at this time. The two main scenarios are either for a mainly dry and cold forecast, or one with impacts from freezing rain, sleet, and snow across the region. Keep checking back for updates as the potential impacts from this next system become more certain.
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 - All-Time Maximum and Minimum Temperatures

Highest Maximum
Rank Temperature Date
1 112 Aug 11, 1969
111 Sep  4, 2000
111 Aug 11, 1936
110 Aug 27, 2011
110 Aug 13, 1969
109 Aug 28, 2011
109 Aug 2, 2011
109 July 12, 1998
109 Aug 31, 1990
109 Jun 27, 1980
109 Aug 12, 1969
109 Aug 10, 1969
109 Aug 18, 1909
Lowest Minimum
Rank Temperature Date
1 -5 Jan 31, 1949
2 -4 Dec 23, 1989
3 -1 Jan 18, 1930
4 1 Jan 30, 1949
5 2 Dec 23, 1929
6 3 Jan 12, 1912
4 Feb 2, 1985
4 Jan 12, 1973
4 Dec 22, 1929
4 Jan 12, 1918
4 Jan 13, 1912