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Dangerous Heat in the West; Flash Flooding Possible Across the Southern US

Dangerous heat is expected across areas in Texas and from Washington through California. Several daily high temperature records are expected to be either tied or broken in the West. Monsoonal showers and thunderstorms may result in flash flooding and debris flows over the Southwestern U.S. through Friday. Locally heavy rain is expected from thunderstorms in the Southeast. Read More >

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January
Rank Warmest
(°F)
Years Rank Coldest
(°F)
Years Rank Wettest
(ins.)
Years Rank Driest
(ins.)
Years
1 37.6 2006 1 8.5 1977 1 8.11 1965 1 0.07 1919
2 37.5 1933 2 9.4 1979 2 5.95 1916 2 0.22 1986
3 34.7 1990 3 10.4 1918 3 (tie) 5.39 1907 3 0.25 1956
4 33.8 1989 4 11.1 1912 3 (tie) 5.39 1897 4 0.32 1961
5 33.3 1932 5 12.8 1963 5 4.43 1949 5 0.35 1912
6 33.0 2002 6 (tie) 13.3 1978 6 4.32 1938 6 0.36 1928
7 32.5 1931 6 (tie) 13.3 1940 7 4.18 2005 7 0.47 2003
8 32.4 1890 8 (tie) 14.5 1893 8 4.09 1950 8 (tie) 0.48 1981
9 (tie) 32.2 1921, 1939 8 (tie) 14.5 1883 9 4.08 1898 8 (tie) 0.48 1931
9 (tie) 32.2 1914 10 15.0 1970 10 3.98 1929 8 (tie) 0.48 1925

 


 

February
Rank Warmest
(°F)
Years Rank Coldest
(°F)
Years Rank Wettest
(ins.)
Years Rank Driest
(ins.)
Years
1 40.5 2017 1 14.2 1936 1 5.45 1887 1 0.14 1907
2 39.5 1998 2 14.7 1979 2 5.37 1997 2 (tie) 0.27 1920
3 38.4 1930 3 15.1 1905 3 4.95 1942 2 (tie) 0.27 1917
4 37.4 1954 4 15.3 1885 4 3.94 2008 4 (tie) 0.29 1921
5 (tie) 36.7 2000 5 15.4 1978 5 3.87 1893 4 (tie) 0.29 1916
5 (tie) 36.7 1931 6 17.9 2014 6 (tie) 3.67 1909 6 0.33 1947
7 36.4 1932 7 18.6 1963 6 (tie) 3.67 1908 7 0.37 1895
8 36.2 1938 8 (tie) 18.7 2015 8 (tie) 3.59 1990 8 0.48 1963
9 36.1 1927 8 (tie) 18.7 1989 8 (tie) 3.59 1883 9 0.52 2004
10 36.0 1999 10 19.0 1895 10 3.44 1951 10 (tie) 0.54 1964, 1995 

 


 

March
Rank Warmest
(°F)
Years Rank Coldest
(°F)
Years Rank Wettest
(ins.)
Years Rank Driest
(ins.)
Years
1 55.4 2012 1 22.5 1960 1 7.49 2009 1 0.24 1885
2 50.1 1946 2 28.0 1965 2 6.95 1973 2 0.39 1958
3 49.8 1910 3 28.5 1912 3 5.92 1944 3 0.52 1910
4 49.5 1945 4 29.3 1906 4 5.84 1920 4 0.54 1956
5 47.4 1938 5 31.3 1984 5 5.79 2007 5 0.65 2015
6 (tie) 47.3 2007 6 31.8 1932 6 5.77 1985 6 0.66 1994
6 (tie) 47.3 1921 7 32.0 1926 7 5.74 1898 7 0.67 1915
8 47.1 2016 8 32.4 1978 8 5.32 1963 8 0.76 1883
9 47.0 1903 9 32.7 1947 9 5.09 1922 9 0.87 1986
10 (tie) 46.5 1973, 2000 10 33.0 1969 10 4.89 1921 10 0.91 1918

Records began in 1883