National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

All of North and Central Texas is under an Excessive Heat Warning today through Sunday. Temperatures will rise to well past the century mark each afternoon, with temperatures likely to reach record levels in many locations. These temperatures can result in heat-related illness quickly for those working outdoors. Never leave young children or pets in an enclosed vehicle, even for a short time, as temperatures can rise quickly to life- threatening levels.
Very hot temperatures will continue through this weekend and into early next week. Some areas will be near or surpass record temperatures, and it appears likely that both DFW and Waco will break their daily high temperature records tomorrow (Friday) and again on Saturday. Maximum heat index values will be in the 103-113 degree range. If you're outdoors, be sure to stay hydrated, take frequent breaks, and seek shaded areas!
With the upcoming stretch of oppressive heat, here are some heat safety tips!
Here's the difference between the Heat Advisory vs. Excessive Heat Warning. Regardless of the products in effect, you need to be sure that you are prepared. Drink plenty of water, dress of heat and reduce your time in the sun. Help the elderly, kids and pets stay cool! Never leave children, disabled adults or pets in parked vehicles. Beat the heat, check the backseat!
With extreme heat in the forecast, make sure you can recognize heat- related illness symptoms! El calor extremo esta en el pronostico... Asegurese de que pueda reconocer los sintomas de enfermedades relacionadas con el calor.

 
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Dallas/Fort Worth - Earliest and Latest Freezes        Click Here for Waco

 

Average Date of...
  • First Freeze - November 22
  • Last Freeze - March 12

 

Earliest First Freeze
Rank Date Temperature
1 Oct 22, 1898 31
2 Oct 27, 1957 29
3 Oct 28, 1925 30
4
(tie)
Oct 29, 1910 31
Oct 29, 1913 32
6
(tie)
Oct 30, 1917 24
Oct 30, 1980 29
Oct 30, 1993 32
9 Nov 1, 1906 31
10
(tie)
Nov 2, 1991 28
Nov 2, 1951 29
Nov 2, 1912 29
Nov 2, 1966 30
Latest Last Freeze
Rank Date Temperature
1
(tie)
Apr 13, 1957 30
Apr 13, 1997 32
3 Apr 12, 1940 31
4 Apr 11, 1989 29
5 Apr 10, 1973 30
6 Apr 9, 1914 30
7 Apr 8, 1938 32
8 Apr 7, 1971 31
9 Apr 5, 1920 32
10
(tie)
Apr 3, 1987 30
Apr 3, 1975 31
Apr 3, 1915 31
 
Latest First Freeze
Rank Date Temperature
1 Jan 4, 1972 21
2 Dec 26, 1933 27
3 Dec 25, 1965 31
4 Dec 21, 1998 22
5
(tie)
Dec 17, 1930 32
Dec 17, 1921 32
7 Dec 16, 2007 28
8
(tie)
Dec 15, 1981 32
Dec 15, 1931 32
10 Dec 14, 1923 30
Earliest Last Freeze
Rank Date Temperature
1 Jan 8, 2017 20
2 Feb 5, 2000 30
3
(tie)
Feb 8, 1907 26
Feb 8, 1976 30
5 Feb 12, 2012 25
6
(tie)
Feb 14, 1981 27
Feb 14, 1946 29
8 Feb 15, 1985 30
9 Feb 16, 2004 30
10 Feb 17, 1990 31