Friday, September 2, 2011
Summer Plains Record Heat Wave
Record Breaking Hot Summer in The Southern Plains.
It has been a record breaking hot summer in the Southern Plains. The attached map shows the temperature departures from normal across the conterminous U.S. with a red hot bulls-eye over Texas and Oklahoma.
The following link has a table listing the number of days with 100 F or higher temperatures across the Southern Plains this year.
Many of the cities on this list had their greatest number ever record of days with 100 F or higher temperatures with some records extending back over 100 years. That means it was even hotter than during the famous dust bowl years in the 1930's.
There are some locations that have had over 90 days with temperatures of 100 F or higher.
Wichita Falls, TX : 95 days
San Angelo, TX 93 days
It has also been record dry in that area of the country, but that is another story for another posting.