Records for Texoma: Different Than Dallas

We’ve gotten a fair number of e-mails asking how 20 consecutive days of 100-plus weather (as of July 19th) sets a new Texoma record, when Dallas’ record is 42 days of 100+ in a row from 1980. The streak was broken on July 20th when the high in Sherman topped out at 99 degrees, so 20 consecutive days of 100+ is the new record here.

Sherman weather records are generally used for Texoma because they are representative for most of the area. Texoma does not have a National Weather Service primary climate station, so our records are not as complete or as easy to get as they are for Dallas or Oklahoma City. The 1956 and 1980 summers had a lot of 100-degree days, but there are a few 99’s and 98’s in the group which kept the consecutive days of 100+ temperatures less than this year’s record.

The year 1998 had the longest previous 100+ record for Texoma at 17 days. There’s little doubt 2011 will have one of the hottest summers on the books. We had our 2nd hottest June on record and are having one of the top 3 hottest Julys as well.

We’ll just have to wait until summer’s end to exactly where we stack up.

 Take Care,

Steve LaNore

Chief Meteorologist




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  • by Harold Holcomb Location: Fort Worth on Aug 28, 2011 at 08:35 PM
    Hello Steve, How many days was the high temperature at 100 or over in 1980. I am surprised the Sherman record was 56 days in 1956 while it is 69 in 1980 at DFW. Thanks
  • by Steve LaNore Location: KXII-TV on Aug 3, 2011 at 09:04 PM
    Jeremy, The signals for this winter are rather neutral, but droughts typically run in 18 to 24 month cycles so that doesn't give me a lot of hope for a wet winter...Steve
  • by Jeremy Location: Madill on Aug 3, 2011 at 03:28 PM
    Steve, any signals yet on what kind of Winter we are in for? I know last year we had above average snowfall. Does it look to be an El Nino or LaNina Winter, if so how strong? How will either affect Texoma? Thanks
  • by Steve LaNore Location: KXII-TV on Jul 25, 2011 at 07:23 PM
    Lynn, Thanks for your note. Through July 25th, there have been 28 days of 100 temperatures at North Texas Regional Airport (2011). The average for a typical year is 15. The record is 56 days in 1956..not consecutive, but total for the year. Take Care, Steve
  • by Lynn Location: Denison on Jul 25, 2011 at 01:48 PM
    Steve, how many total days have Sherman/Denison reached 100 degrees or more so far this summer? How does that stack up on the all-time list? Lynn
  • by Steve LaNore Location: KXII-TV on Jul 19, 2011 at 01:42 PM
    Bill, Thanks for your comment. The readings you took may have been warmer than at the airport where the climate data is collected. Also, we are hotter than 1980 since June 1 as a whole, not necessarily for hottest temperature on any one day. Thanks again for your note and stay cool if you can....Steve
  • by Bill Location: Healdton on Jul 19, 2011 at 05:33 AM
    Steve, I can remember in 1980, working in the oilfield in western Carter county, where I hung thermometer in a small oak tree in the shade, the temp was 114 degrees. On my front porch Saturday here in Healdton, a new electronic thermometer registered 110 in the shade. So far we haven't hit it like in 1980. Stay cool Bill
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