North Texans are growing tired of the extreme summer heat that we have been experiencing throughout the past month and unfortunately temperatures are still on the rise. However, conditions are not even comparable to what the residents of DFW experienced during the Summer of 1980. This extreme heat wave, which extended over a period of 88 days, had an extraordinary 69 days of over 100 degree temperatures, with a maximum temperature of 113 degrees occurring twice in the month of June. Along with these scorching temperatures, residents only saw a total of 0.46 inches of rainfall during this three-month span. In comparison, during the month of June of this year, there has been a total accumulation of 2.84 inches of rain in DFW. While DFW residents will continue to have to deal with the heat, it doesn’t look like temperatures will be coming close to any records in the near future.
For the remainder of the week temperatures will remain in the triple digits under sunny skies. There is a very slight chance for some isolated thunderstorms during the late afternoon and evening hours, but don’t count on any significant rainfall from these showers. Today North Texas is also under a level orange air pollution watch so those sensitive to ozone should try and stay indoors if possible.