June 2011: 2nd hottest on record

June has been a very hot month in Texoma during recent years, with both 2008 and 2010 making the “top 10 hottest Junes” list.

In fact the summer of 2010 included the 3rd hottest June on record, but it falls to 4th place with June 2011 now in the #2 spot.

  • The hottest June on record is 1953 with an average of 85.5 degrees.
  • The June 2011 average of 85.4 degrees ranks second hottest.
  • June 1980 averaged 85.0 degrees and is in the #3 position.
  • The June 2010 average temperature was 84.9 degrees: now in 4th place for hottest June in Texoma.
  • The daily average temperature was above average every day during the month during June 2011.
Drought has begun to become a problem once again for folks on both sides of the Red, with much more severe conditions once you get just west of the KXII viewing area, about 50 miles west of I-35.
The drought will steadily worsen with high daily evaporation rates and no widespread rainfall expected into the first week of July.
Take Care,
Steve LaNore
Chief Meteorologist


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  • by BILLY WATKINS Location: TUCSON az on Mar 29, 2012 at 08:03 PM
  • by billy Location: tucson AZ on Mar 29, 2012 at 07:49 PM
  • by Steve LaNore Location: KXII-TV on Jul 25, 2011 at 01:59 PM
    In response to Nate's query, my post from July 18th addresses this very question of global warming, so I invite you to look over that (below). You and I are in agreement on "climate" versus "weather", and what data can be applied to "climate change". Take Care, Steve
  • by Nate Location: Sherman on Jul 25, 2011 at 11:53 AM
    Asking if this is proof of global warming is ridiculous. The cause of this is a stubborn high pressure system located over us. You can't look at your thermometer and find "proof" of global warming. Climate change and local weather are not the same thing. Now if you examine ice core data over thousands of years..we can talk. I would also be surprised to see Steve comment as 1)he would upset half his viewers, and 2) it is like asking a local cop for their opinion on global crime rates over the past seval centuries...
  • by Michael Location: Sherman on Jul 22, 2011 at 10:45 AM
    It was either in the late 70's or early 80's the Hagerman wild life lake dried up and people could walk out on the lake bed and pick up fish that hasnt happend again yet .
  • by Steve LaNore Location: KXII-TV on Jul 18, 2011 at 02:17 PM
    My apologies David, once a blog is replaced by a newer one the older comments are often not seen. I happened upon it today by chance - here's my take on it. There has definitely been a warming of the temperature profile around the globe during the past 100 years or so. There’s little doubt human activity accounts for some portion, but urbanization and irrigation must play a significant role, and likely carbon dioxide and methane as well. I leave anything further to those with advanced degrees in the research field. Remember this though: we can't use a hot summer, cold winter or snow event to draw any conclusion about climate change...only a TREND of many of over time. So to say there’s no global warming because of last winter’s ice is as silly as saying global warming is proven by this year’s hot summer: look at longer-term changes which do show warming. Take Care, Steve
  • by Natalie Location: Gainesville,TX on Jul 15, 2011 at 08:47 PM
    Yes Steve, I have been checking in on this blog and was also hopeful to get your insight on Davids question regarding 3 of the top 10 hottest Junes on record happening in the last 4 years. Although open-minded about the subject, I am not necessarily sold on man-made global warming, and understand yearly trends, but this is beginning to smell fishy (no pun intended). Thoughts?
  • by David Location: Marietta on Jul 11, 2011 at 10:29 PM
    Steve, was my question below unworthy of reply? Simply seeking your educated opinion.
  • by Steve LaNore Location: KXII-TV on Jul 7, 2011 at 06:59 PM
    Jon, I'm sure your equipment is very accurate but if it was 110 degrees at your location it was probably a very localized phenomenon and not representative of Wednesday's temperatures in general. That was what I meant to say in my original comment - Steve
  • by jon Location: texas on Jul 7, 2011 at 08:13 AM
    o boy stevie im sorry we have some of the most accurate air testing equipment on the planet,we use it on the track and with our racing engines,that are calibrated to .0000125,we have the equipment to keep them that way,if not we will have a 12000 hp engine blasting in your face and killing the driver,so air temps we HAVE to be 100% on,sorry we take hourly temp checks even when we are not racing,not to mention ppi samples etc.maybe its your equipment thats out of calibration,ours is right on.better check yours.
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