UPDATE: Wed 2 June 2010 / 3:30p.m.
Record Highs will be in jeopardy this weekend. Here are some current records for selected Texoma cities.
Please note data is not available for all locations, but this provides a good cross-section of the area:
Current Record Highs For June 5-7
|Sat June 5
|Sun June 6
|Mon June 7
May 2010 has been a warm one, with daytime highs above average on 22 out of 31 days. The average daily maximum was 4 degrees higher than "normal", which is very significant.
June begins in the frying pan too, with daytime highs 10-15 degrees above average each day.
Highs will flirt with 100 by this weekend!
It’s all thanks to a building upper ridge, which is warming the lower atmosphere from a sinking motion. If you’ve ever used a tire pump and felt the bottom portion get hot, it’s the same mechanism at work: air is compressed and heated.
Of course, the rate of compression is much less in the atmosphere than in your tire pump. But it’s a significant amount as we'll see during each summer heat wave!
A “decent” front may bring some slightly cooler weather (but still warmer than average) by the middle of next week.