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DFW RECORDS ITS EARLIEST FIRST FREEZE SINCE 1992

Saturday, November 10th, 2018 2:56pm CST

DFW Airport officially reached the freezing mark for the first time this season (11/10/2018 – 32°F). This is the earliest first freeze on record since November 5, 1992 (31°F), 26 years ago. The average first freeze for a given cold season is about November 22nd. On November 14, 2014 (31°F) was the last earliest first freeze of recent record.

OCTOBER 2018 THE WETTEST OCTOBER ON RECORD FOR DFW

Thursday, October 25th, 2018 9:15am CST

Out of 120 years of weather records, it is official that with yesterday’s 2.21 inches of rain, October 2018 is the wettest October on record for DFW. Officially, we have received 14.51 inches of rain so far this month. This breaks the prior record of 14.18 inches set in 1981. This makes 3 months total in 2018 of breaking the all time monthly records for rainfall, February, September, and October. That is truly an exceptional statistic! In addition, 2018 is shaping up to be one of the wettest year’s on record. Through today October 25, 2018, we are ranking 7th wettest year on record with an accumulated total of 49.41 inches of rainfall. Below are the wettest Octobers and wettest years on record:

Wettest Octobers on Record

  1. 2018 – 14.51 inches
  2. 1981 – 14.18 inches
  3. 2015 – 9.82 inches
  4. 1919 – 9.44 inches
  5. 1991 – 9.32 inches

Wettest Years on Record through October 25, 2018

  1. 2015 – 62.61 inches
  2. 1991 – 53.54 inches
  3. 1932 – 51.03 inches
  4. 1973 – 50.62 inches
  5. 1957 – 50.49 inches

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2018: RECORD COLD TEMPERATURES AND RECORD RAINFALL AT DFW

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 9:30am CST

Monday, October 15, 2018:         Low: 41°F             High: 49°F            Rain: 2.93 in

DFW set a new record low temperature of 41°F. The previous record was 42°F set in 1922. This is the first record low at DFW since July 2014.

DFW also set a record low maximum temperature of 49°F. The previous record was 60°F set in 1923. This is the earliest ever recorded of a high temperature remaining below 50°F. The previous earliest record of temperatures this cold was October 22, 1936.

DFW also set a daily record rainfall of 2.93 inches. The previous record was 1.93 inches set in 2007.

APRIL 2018 THE 6TH COLDEST AND 7TH DRIEST ON RECORD

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 10:11am CST

From the National Weather Service in Fort Worth, Texas:

April 2018 was much cooler and much drier than normal at DFW. This was the 6th coolest and the 7th driest April on record. The monthly mean temperature was 61.6 degrees which was 3.9 degrees below normal. The mean high temperature for April was 74.4 degrees which tied for the 36th coolest and the mean low temperature was 48.9 degrees which was the coolest on record. DFW only received 0.77 inches of rain which was the 7th driest on record. Only 1987 (0.11″), 1920 (0.51″), 2005 (0.56″), 1937 (0.58″) and 1903 and 1983 (both 0.59″) were drier.

 

BITTERLY COLD ACROSS DFW THIS MORNING (COLDEST IN YEARS)

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 6:00pm CST

A bitter cold Arctic airmass settled across Dallas/Fort Worth this morning (January 17, 2018). Below are some of the low temperatures reported this morning:

  • DFW Airport: 13°F (Coldest in 7 years)
  • Arlington: 6°F
  • Fort Worth: 12°F
  • Dallas: 15°F
  • Denton: 4°F
  • Plano: 7°F
  • Grand Prairie: 14°F
  • Granbury: 7°F
  • Cleburne: 9°F
  • Waxahachie: 8°F
  • Weatherford: 6°F

YESTERDAY, DFW SETS RECORD DAILY RAINFALL

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 12:37pm CST

Yesterday, DFW Airport received 2.95 inches of rain setting a new daily rainfall record. This breaks the old daily record of 1.56 inches of rain set in 1911.

AGAIN DFW SMASHES ANOTHER RECORD HIGH, TIES ALL TIME RECORD FOR NOVEMBER

Monday, November 6th, 2017 9:12am CST

Yesterday, November 5, 2017, DFW smashed another record high. The temperature reached 94°F at DFW Airport. This smashes the old daily record of 89°F set in 2005. This also ties the all time November record set on November 2, 2017 of 94°F. This is also the hottest temperature ever recorded so late in the year at DFW. This is unprecedented record heat we have been experiencing lately (that we know about) out of nearly 120 years of weather records.

DFW SETS ANOTHER RECORD HIGH

Sunday, November 5th, 2017 8:17am CST

Another record high was broken yesterday, November 4, 2017 at DFW Airport. The temperature reached 90°F breaking the old record of 88°F set in 1987. The record heat will continue today as a combination of downslope flow, compressional warming from an approaching cold front, and upper ridging will aide in allowing temperatures to soar out of control. The record for November 5 at DFW is 89°F set in 2005, but will easily be broken as the forecast calls for a high of 92°F. This record November heat (90+ degree temperatures in November) is exceptionally rare, and nothing like it will likely be experienced again during our lifetimes. A weak cold front will move across the area tomorrow and stall around the I-20 corridor, but will get reinforced and pushed out of the area as a stronger cold front arrives on Tuesday. This will set the stage for an overrunning rain event Tuesday night through Wednesday night. Temperatures will cool dramatically behind the Tuesday cool front with highs on Wednesday remaining in the 50s.

DFW SHATTERS HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS

Friday, November 3rd, 2017 8:17am CST

A record high temperature of 94°F was set at DFW Airport yesterday, November 2, 2017. This shatters the old daily record of 87°F set in 2012. In addition, this also breaks the record of the hottest temperature ever recorded during the month of November. The old monthly record was 89°F set on November 5, 2005. This also is the hottest temperature ever recorded at DFW so late in the year.

ALL TIME NOVEMBER RECORD HEAT EXPECTED TOMORROW AT DFW

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 1:28pm CST

Temperatures are expected to soar into the 90s for portions of the forecast area tomorrow. Current forecast temperature at DFW Airport for tomorrow is 91°F. If this occurs, it will be the hottest temperature ever recorded for November and the hottest temperature ever recorded so late in the year. A dryline will sharpen out west and surge eastward bisecting the forecast area. Areas behind the dryline will experience a drop in humidity, strong southwesterly winds, and soaring temperatures. Since the recent bout for freezing temperatures, fuels have dried and cured. Combined with the low humidity and strong southwesterly winds, conditions will become critical for the starting and spreading of grass fires. Thus, an elevated fire weather risk will be possible the further west you go from the dryline. Areas east of the dryline will have higher humidity levels and temperatures will be held in the 80s.

 

Forecast high temperatures for Thursday, November 2, 2017.