Hottest August since 2006

Monday 16 August 2010 / 4:00pm

Heat eased a bit Monday but the expectation of a true "cool down" is coming up short. We can thank the stubborn high aloft (which has been nearby all month) for continuing the very hot weather.
The number of 100-or-better days each year since 2006 (Sherman observations):
2006:   30
2007:   -0-
2008:     8
2009:   10
2010:   18 (as of August 16)
A few more Texoma cities and their 100+ count for 2010
100+ days so far in 2010
City Days of 100 or higher Through which date?
Ada 12 Aug 16
Antlers 13 Aug 16
Ardmore 14 Aug 16
Durant 14 Aug 16
Gainesville 15 Aug 16
Hugo 10 Aug 16
Paris 14 Aug 16
Sherman-Denison 18 Aug 16
Tishomingo 12 Aug 16
10 is about the average per year.
August 2006 is now easily the hottest since the  brutal heat of 2006. Given the pattern, we're going to be close to exceeding even that value sometime by next this week, if this heat keeps up.
Sherman failed to reach 100 Sunday for only the second time this month. Many locations over the northern Half of Texoma, like Ada and Ardmore, stayed below 100 Monday as a result of the frontal passage.
Take Care,
Steve LaNore
Chief Meteorologist
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  • by ron Location: Howe on Aug 16, 2010 at 04:37 PM
    I've been leaving the lid off the trash can. That usually invites rain. I guess I need to wash the car, since that often brings rain. But I knew, looking at the skies today, that we were not going to get a break. And it's starting to wear on my nerves.
  • by ron Location: Howe on Aug 14, 2010 at 05:39 PM
    I follow the forecast and every time we are forecasted a break from this heat, the forecast extends a few more days for 100 F. I'm kinda gettin' tired of that scenario. I need about 8 inches of snow, right now. Hey, a guy can dream, right?
  • by Steve LaNore Location: KXII-TV on Aug 12, 2010 at 02:16 PM
    Bill, The reason we have differences between morning and evening weather is becuase the weather data is constantly changing. There is less new model information available in the shorter time between 11pm-5am and that's one reason Tom's forecast changes less than mine. Of course, we each have our own interpretation of the data as well, but the more dominant factor is the arrival of new model data during the day and less of that overnight. Take Care, Steve
  • by dennis Location: denison tx on Aug 12, 2010 at 10:25 AM
    1)at what depth is the water temp taken at lake texamo? 2)what is record high and low water temp,what is avg temp? thanks
  • by Bill Location: Healdton on Aug 12, 2010 at 05:06 AM
    Steve, How come the forecasts differ between Tom's forecast and yours? The current forecast for today,8/12,Tom says the basically the same thing as you do except he says the ridge will build back in. Does that mean the heat wave will be back? I think you guys do a great job on the weather and I am just wondering why there are differences between morning and evening. Thanks Steve
  • by Steve LaNore Location: KXII-TV on Aug 10, 2010 at 02:15 PM
    John, Thanks for your question. 1980 actually saw a decent amount of rain with 80% of normal at about 32". It was the 2nd hottest summer on record and the one with the most 100-degree days. Texoma was in the 40-50 day range for 100 days that year...we've only had about a dozen this year so it's far less. Of course, it can be 95 and feel like 105 and that's been the real problem this summer: very high heat indexes day after day. Take Care, Steve
  • by John Location: Dension on Aug 10, 2010 at 08:44 AM
    How does this compare to the year 1980, and the rainfall, or lack of, that year?
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