June 2010: 3rd hottest on record

June 2010 will go down in the record books as 3rd hottest. 1980 just beat out 2010. This year, June had an average temperature of 84.9 degrees, while June 1980 had one of 85.0 degrees. A cool spell the last few of June kept 2010 in 3rd place.

The all-time record hottest June of 1953 had an average temperature of 85.5 degrees. This record is also within reach if heat similar to recent weeks continues through the end of the month.

What's especially interesting about this early summer heat wave (unlike many others) is this: we haven't a single record high during the event. Unusually warm overnight lows/daytime highs 5-10 degrees above the daily average have done the trick.

During the 1980 event for instance, it was extremely hot the last 8 days of the month with daily records, but the first half of June that year saw  temperatures more in line with the average than this year.

Texoma has now had above average temperatures on all but three occasions since May 21st.

Take Care,

Steve LaNore

Chief Meteorologist


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  • by Steve LaNore Location: KXII-TV on Aug 4, 2010 at 08:31 PM
    Dave, Thanks for your comment, but I stand by my report. I obtained my June temperature information straight from the Fort Worth NWS website which states June 2010 has the 3rd highest average temperature (86.5 degrees F.) on record. I adjusted this for Texoma and found we also had the 3rd hottest. Take Care, Steve
  • by Dave Location: Dallas on Jul 27, 2010 at 10:30 AM
    2010 was only DFW's sixth warmest June since 1948. Average June Temp: 29.39°C (84.9°F). 1952(29.6C), 1953(30.8C), 1980(30.6C), 1998(29.8C) and 2008(30.8C) were warmer than 2010. There is no linear trend (R-Squared = 0.0034, a 0.3% explained variance). http://data.giss.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/gistemp/gistemp_station.py?id=425722590000&data_set=1&num_neighbors=1
  • by Anonymous on Jul 19, 2010 at 02:24 PM
    thanks steve, I appreciate all the hard work you do, and your christian attitude, coming from a christian myself, i admire your upbeat personality. Predicting weather is not easy, I can only imagine, but I've always been interested in it every since i was a child(thanks to my dad). God bless and take care.
  • by Steve LaNore Location: KXII-TV on Jul 12, 2010 at 03:43 PM
    Jeff, Severe weather is handled differently than temperatures and rainfall. All severe reports which are deemed credible (or verified by law enforcement, spotters, etc.) are collected by the NWS and recorded online at the SPC website. So some severe weather damage may be missed if it's not reported...but it doesn't matter whether it happens near an airport or not. Take Care, Steve
  • by jeff Location: denison on Jul 1, 2010 at 09:46 AM
    Thanks Steve for the comment back, Dfw and Dallas love feild are quite a bit larger airports than us, but I guess that's a more approiate place. I've wonderd If a tornado hit the city of Denison and not the airport, would it still be reported, or would it have to actually hit the airport? Thank's Steve.
  • by Steve LaNore Location: KXII-TV on Jun 29, 2010 at 03:56 PM
    GC, thanks for your note. The record snowfall for Texoma is about a foot recorded in 1964, but we've had several major snow events in the past three years. Some left up to 9" around the Sherman area. The average snowfall for an entire season is 4" so those were exceptional snows! Take Care, Steve
  • by GC Location: Sherman on Jun 28, 2010 at 11:18 AM
    Steve: I'm considering moving to the Texoma area from Vermont and wondered how often it snows here and whether or not it stays long enough to accumulate. What's the deepest the snow has ever gotten here? Also, should I hang on to my ski equipment or trade it in for a sea-doo?
  • by Steve LaNore Location: KXII-TV on Jun 27, 2010 at 05:05 PM
    Jeff, most weather sites are located at nearby airports since aviation is especially dependent on weather. DFW airport and Dallas-Love Field are two other examples of this. Take Care, Steve
  • by jeff Location: denison on Jun 25, 2010 at 09:01 AM
    It's funny I work on main street in Denison and we got more that a trace of rain, It's strange they use the airport as a reporting station when it actually sits outside of town.
  • by Steve LaNore Location: KXII-TV on Jun 24, 2010 at 08:04 PM
    The heat should ease off a bit next week behind a frontal boundary. The air will be drier if this front makes it through...which of course makes the heat easier to take. So hang in there...after a very humid weekend, some improvement is expected next week. To answer the question will the whole summer be as hot as 1980? No way to know...but I do think the rest of the summer will be hotter than average given a LaNina pattern. Take Care, Steve
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