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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 >

Winter Season (December 1 to February 29)

 

Top 10 Warmest and Coldest Winters
Rank Warmest 
Average (°F)
Season Rank Coldest
Average (°F)
Season
1 37.0 1889-90 1 17.0 1978-79
2 36.1 1931-32 2 17.2 1977-78
3 33.9 2001-02 3 18.2 1935-36
4 33.7 2015-16 4 18.3 1962-63
5 33.6 2011-12 5 18.8 1976-77
6 33.3 1997-98 6 19.2 1884-85
7 33.1 2016-17 7 19.4 1917-18
8 (tie) 33.0 1982-83 8 20.2 2013-14
8 (tie) 33.0 1930-31 9 21.7 1911-12
10 (tie) 32.6 1991-92
1890-91
10 22.1 1961-62

 

 

 

Top 10 Wettest and Driest Winters
Rank Wettest
(inches)
Season Rank Driest
(inches)
Season
1 13.18 1949-50 1 1.37 1962-63
2 10.56 2007-08 2 1.50 1919-20
3 10.16 1964-65 3 1.60 1930-31
4 8.85 1973-74 4 1.72 1955-56
5 8.84 2018-19 5 1.92 1960-61
6 8.71 2012-13 6 2.31 1939-40
7 8.67 1948-49 7 2.33 1969-70
8 8.59 1937-38 8 2.34 1963-64
9 8.58 1936-37 9 2.55 1976-77
10 8.22 1992-93 10 2.58 1995-96

 

 


Records began in 1883.