July 7th: Hottest in 5 Years for Some




























The summer of 2011 is likely to make it into the top 10 hottest for Texoma, based on current trends. Here’s why:

  • June 2011 average temperature was 85.4 degrees, the 2nd hottest June on record in Texoma.
  • July 7th saw the hottest readings in five years for the NW half of Texoma.
  • July 8th: Gainesville reached 108, hottest in five years
  • The first week of July had daily highs of 100 to 107 degrees: 10 to 15 degrees above normal: and the heat continues.

    The maps above show the highs for July 7th. The 106 degree readings at Ardmore, Coalgate and Madill, and the 107 maximum at Ada were the hottest for those locations since July 2006. Durant and Sherman had their hottest numbers YTD on July 6th-7th. Gainesville's 108 on July 8th was also the hottest in five years.

Burn bans are in effect for all Texoma counties along and west of I-35, and given the extreme temperatures and generally dry forecast, these will no doubt be extended eastward if we don’t get a general rainfall soon.

Please note that “Summer” here is defined as meteorological summer; from June 1 to August 31.

 Take Care,

Steve LaNore

Chief Meteorologist







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  • by ted Location: texas on Aug 9, 2011 at 03:55 PM
    steve and everyone look up chemtrails.com and h.a.a.r.p.com and read about how they are manipulating the weather and the real reason for this crazy weather,dont believe it do the research and you will find yhe truth,by the way these weather stations wouldnt be BRAGGING about this terrible heat and the record it set if your electric went out for good and the glorious heat killed one of your loved ones from heat stroke,this so called record heat is nothing to brag about to people this has happened to,how stupid.
  • by Terri Location: Sherman on Jul 31, 2011 at 12:33 PM
    Steve, how come they don't seed clouds anymore?
  • by David Location: Marietta on Jul 11, 2011 at 10:36 PM
    Bottomline: It's going to take the remnants of a hurricane or tropical storm to budge this high, and break this merciless drought and heat wave.
  • by jon Location: texas on Jul 8, 2011 at 05:10 PM
    steve try looking at this h.a.a.r.p.com and chemtrails.com and you will find out the real reason for this man made drought,its been proven,even by our observation and equipment.surely you know about at least haarp ? if not you went to the wrong school and have been lied to.
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