100+ Streaks End: City-by-City Report


UPDATE: 11 August 2011 A complex of thunderstorms brought rain-cooled air into Texoma Thursday, ending the 100+ streak for all locations. Finally!
2011 will very likely end up as the hottest summer on record for Texoma, with the daily average now more than 2 degrees ahead of 1980, and less than three weeks until the end of “meteorological summer” at the end of August.
The reference point for this heat wave has been the North Texas Regional Airport in Sherman, which set a new record of 21 consecutive 100-degree days as of August 10. Many other Texoma locations have had nearly twice as many, because Sherman reached only 99 degrees on July 20th. While this may seem nitpicky, weather records in Dallas, Oklahoma City and throughout the nation are recorded in this same manner.
Several other Texoma locations also had breaks in the string of 100-or-better days, including Gainesville and Atoka.
Elsewhere in Texoma, here is a listing of when the longest consecutive 100+ streaks on record began by city:
Texoma 100+ Streaks: All-Time Record
City Date Streak Began Consecutive 100+ days (ended Aug 10) Previous longer streak this year?
Ada June 29 43 No
Ardmore July 1 41 No
Antlers July 3 39 No
Atoka July 21 21 No
Bonham July 21 21 No
Durant June 28 44 No
Gainesville July 31 11 No
Hugo July 30 12 No
Madill June 30 42 No
Marietta June 30 42 No
Paris July 30 11 No
Ringling July 30 11 Yes; June 26-July 28 / 33 days
Sherman-Denison July 21 21 No
Sulphur June 30 42 No
Tishomingo July 27 15 Yes, June 27-July 25 / 29 days
There's more 100+ weather expected on and off for the next few weeks...but the endless string of them has passed.
Take Care,
Steve LaNore
Chief Meteorologist


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  • by Steve LaNore Location: KXII-TV on Aug 16, 2011 at 03:31 PM
    Jim, I chose five severe summers: 1936, 1956, 1980, 1998 and 2000, and then looked at the winter records for Sherman and Ardmore for each to see how many record lows or snowfalls came after a hot summer. I could find none. There were no cold weather records set in any of those winters, and no snowfall records. While this is not an exhaustive search, it suggests cold winters do not follow hot summers in Texoma. In fact, dry and rather mild winters tend to follow hot summers, but not always of course. Weather patterns tend to vary too much to make a statement like this in an absolute way. The long-range outlook points to a fairly dry winter ahead. Take Care
  • by Jim Location: Durant on Aug 14, 2011 at 08:56 PM
    Just curious, How were the winters that have followed the severe heat wave summers?
  • by Lynn Location: Denison on Aug 12, 2011 at 01:06 PM
    David, I'd like a shirt that says I survived BOTH the 1980 and the 2011 heat waves! :)
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      by David on Aug 12, 2011 at 04:37 PM in reply to Lynn
      Even better idea! In fact, I can get one for my dad, who is 86, that says: I survived the heat waves of 1936, 1956, 1980, and 2011.
  • by Steve LaNore Location: KXII-TV on Aug 12, 2011 at 08:57 AM
    Well Micheal....We can only hope you are right....but the weather pattern suggests that rainfall events will be dealt out rather sparingly during the next few weeks although it's looking a little better for one or two more (like we saw Aug 11) which is better than the ultra-dry weather of the past two months. I'm still expecting much below average rainfall through the end of August. So in essence a few pockets of relief, but generally hot and dry to continue. Take Care - Steve
  • by Michael Location: Sherman on Aug 11, 2011 at 04:31 PM
    It's going to start raining and not stop for week's .
  • by David Location: Ardmore on Aug 10, 2011 at 08:51 PM
    I just had an enterprising idea. Mass produce T-shirts that say: "I survived the heat wave of 2011" Any buyers?
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