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User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4264 posts, RR: 52
Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1563 times:

Summer has once again struck early in North Texas. Yesterday's high at DFW was 93*F, while it was a cool 90* at DAL. Just up the road from us in Denton it was 95, while a little further up the road in Wichita Falls (SPS), the temperature topped out at 100 degrees on March 1! If it's 100 degrees on March 1, I'm a little frightened thinking about what June, July, and August will be like!

Texan


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User currently offlineStuckinMAF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1540 times:

Fear not, it was due to high pressure in advance of the front that just is passing throught the state right now. We tied our record for this date in Midland yesterday of 89, and it has been warm for a couple of days now. Today's high should be back to normal for this year, about 21 degrees cooler than yesterday (68).

It's not unusual to have big temp swings this time of year. When the airmass is dry, it's easily modified and it's not unusual to see a 50 degree dinural variation.


User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4264 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1534 times:

Quoting StuckinMAF (Reply 1):
It's not unusual to have big temp swings this time of year. When the airmass is dry, it's easily modified and it's not unusual to see a 50 degree dinural variation.

I know, it's just unusual for us to be in the mid-90s this early in the year. Second earliest we've been over 90 degrees as far as I can remember; earliest was back about 13 years ago when we hit 95 sometime around February 12!

Still remember going for a swim in Midland years back in mid-March because it was 96.

Texan



"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
User currently offlineHole_courtney From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 569 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1525 times:

Man, you guys are right!

though, this temperature change certainly makes last year incredibly varied - I remember it being the first weekend of May in 2005, and the daytime temperature in Sherman (60 miles N of Downtown Dallas) being 40F! Of course, four years ago, during September, in College Station, I remember the temp reaching 112, with a wonderful heat index of 122! What on earth is going on here?

Quoting Texan (Thread starter):
I'm a little frightened thinking about what June, July, and August will be like!

I share your concerns for the summer. I work outside washing cars, and did so during this last summer, where the temp never really topped 100. I think I might need to find a new job so I'm not screwing around in 110 weather!

But, these weather changes are just part of the fun of living in Texas.



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User currently offlineStuckinMAF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1525 times:

Here are some records for early March in DFW:

March 3, 1902- 94
March 5, 1991- 96
March 8, 1911- 94
March 9, 1911- 100
March 10, 1911- 99
March 11, 1955- 93
March 12, 1955- 91
March 13, 1933- 92
March 14, 1989- 92

So it's not entirely unheard of, but you're right in that looking back at the last 5 years or so there haven't been many 90's or above in early March.

This is also an interesting observation from a "global warming" perspective too, since most of these records were from 50+ years ago.

Source: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/fwd/CLIMO/dfw/normals/dfw03nrm.html


User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1523 times:

Yeah, it almost reached 90 degrees here in Oklahoma City yesterday, and it snowed last week with temperatures in the teens. Today is a little cooler though. Sad Was looking forward to another warm and sunny day.

UAL


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8617 posts, RR: 43
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1479 times:

Blech... heat. You can definitely keep it! We've got snow and I for one want it! Big grin The road got a bit slippery this morning at 5:45 though, but nothing you couldn't manage.


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User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4264 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1468 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 6):
Blech... heat. You can definitely keep it!

With pleasure! Anything below 70 is cold around here anymore  Wink Don't know what we'd do if it snowed again!

Texan



"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8617 posts, RR: 43
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1463 times:

Quoting Texan (Reply 7):
Anything below 70 is cold

 rotfl  Get back to me at -10°C/14°F, that's where "cold" begins!



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User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7011 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1461 times:

The thing I'm concerned about the most is drought and wildfires. If we get rain earlier and later, as opposed to getting it during the summer, it could be very bad both for agriculture and wildfires.


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User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3966 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1456 times:

And here in New York it's snowing today. (3-4 inches on the ground so far)


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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1454 times:

Wow! I hope it's not this hot when I get into town on the 11th. I saw how dry OK and TX was in January when I drove through. Give me 72 and sunny!  biggrin 

User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4264 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1440 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 8):
Get back to me at -10°C/14°F, that's where "cold" begins!

Are you crazy?!? We had one day in December when the temp dropped to 16*F, and that caused half the city of Dallas to stay home from work  Silly

Texan



"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1437 times:

Looks like we gave spring a miss again this year in Texas and went straight to summer.

Looks like another 1980/98/2000 type summer comeing.

 sun 


User currently offlineStuckinMAF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1435 times:

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 13):
Looks like another 1980/98/2000 type summer comeing.

Arrrgh! I remember '94, it got up to 116 here at MAF and 122 just west of here in Monahans, TX.


User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 53
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1426 times:

Its hot as hell in San Antonio today. I can't imagine what another month will bring in high's.  flamed 


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User currently offlineMDorBust From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1423 times:

Quoting Usnseallt82 (Reply 15):
Its hot as hell in San Antonio today. I can't imagine what another month will bring in high's.

The riverwalk is giong to dry up leaving you with stinky mud again.

Glad we don't have anything like that in Dallas... oh... damn.. Trinity River sewage park.


User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 53
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1405 times:

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 16):
Glad we don't have anything like that in Dallas... oh... damn.. Trinity River sewage park.

Yeah, the Trinity smells bad enough when its full. I'd hate to see it when it dries up.

Still, I'd take Dallas anyday over San Antonio.



Crye me a river
User currently offlineGilligan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1393 times:

1627 in Houston and all is well. Can't wait for hot weather, it's what we moved here for.

User currently offlineGarri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1378 times:

okay first off, AMA normally is around 32F this time of year, today we got up to 84. Next, earlier this winter we got down to -4 F . what the hell is up with the weather this year?!?!

User currently offlineStuckinMAF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1364 times:

Quoting Garri767 (Reply 19):
okay first off, AMA normally is around 32F this time of year, today we got up to 84. Next, earlier this winter we got down to -4 F . what the hell is up with the weather this year?!?!

Normal maximum temp for March 2 in AMA is 59.

Source: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ama/climate/records_normals/norm_max.htm

You tied the record high of 84 for March 2 set in 1904. The maximum temperature ever recorded in the month of March in AMA was 96 on March 19 and 20th, 1907.

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ama/climate/records_normals/recmar.htm

The -4 earlier this year is impressive, but still far from the record low of -16 set on February 12, 1899.

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ama/climate/rec_norm_ama.htm

Sorry, but overall it looks like nothing "the hell is up" with the weather this year in AMA. It's March and as you know the temperatures are quite variable this time of year on the High Plains when you get strong high pressure and compression in advance of the cold fronts that are still strong in March.


User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 53
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1357 times:

Quoting StuckinMAF (Reply 20):
Normal maximum temp for March 2 in AMA is 59.

Where the hell do you live again?  crazy 

When you factor in the wind chill, Amarillo is damn near 32 this time of year. How do I know? I used to live there.



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User currently offlineDc10s4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1357 times:

Another reason why the state of Texas SUCKS. Give it back to Mexico.

User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 53
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1357 times:

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Reply 22):
Another reason why the state of Texas SUCKS. Give it back to Mexico.

They can have Austin back. Maybe Laredo too.



Crye me a river
User currently offlineStuckinMAF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1354 times:

Quoting Garri767 (Reply 19):
today we got up to 84.

Actually, looking a little closer, I thought the 84 for the high today was a little warm since we only had 74 in MAF. Your high today in AMA was 58, so today was almost exactly average. BTW, yesterday's (March 1) high was 82 in AMA and February 28 was 83, so those were above-normal.

Source: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/data/obhistory/KAMA.html


25 Post contains links StuckinMAF : I live in (surprise!) MAF. You can't factor in the wind chill with an average high temp of 59 because wind chill is only recorded at temperatures bel
26 Post contains images Usnseallt82 : Thanks, smart ass. Now tell me your TAS at Mach 1.23 with that temp. I think you missed the point of what she was saying. It feels damn near 32, not
27 Post contains images Texan : By no means is anyone forcing you to stay in Texas A lot of Texas is nice, with Austin and Dallas topping the list for me in terms of cities. It warm
28 Post contains links and images StuckinMAF : Yeah, I know. I'm a weather geek though, so I really like to keep up with that kind of stuff. Assuming 59F and AMA's elevation of 3607ft., Mach 1.23
29 Post contains images Usnseallt82 : But since it took you so long to work up the calculation, the temp changed to -35 F and you now have winds at 170/48 along a TC of 235. What's your n
30 Post contains images StuckinMAF : We already landed, dude! Where were you?
31 Post contains images Usnseallt82 : Chasing after Kelly McGillis.
32 Post contains links SATX : Texans never change, so the weather has to take up the slack. Many people in San Antonio seem to think Austin is rather nice, if for no other reason
33 Post contains links StuckinMAF : I never said I dispute global warming. I said I dispute that it is caused by man. If you'd have read my Reply#7 in the thread you quoted, you would h
34 Post contains images Usnseallt82 : Funny........I spent most of my college days there and still don't like it. And yes, I do associate it with liberals, as does most of Texas.
35 Post contains images NIKV69 : I have driven through AMA in December and January for the last 5 years and have seen it all as far as wx. One January night in 2004 the temp dropped w
36 SATX : The media? Certainly you must be referring to the foreign media? Outside of the New York Times and NPR, I rarely hear much about global warming from
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