July '11 Hotter than 1980 & the Dust Bowl Years

Published 08/01 2011 07:21AM

Updated 04/28 2013 11:36PM

The month of July 2011 in Wichita Falls has gone down in the history books as the hottest in the history of the city.

The average temperature for the month, which is tabulated by averaging the highs and lows of all 31 days and then comparing to the 30-year average and the full record average.  This years temperature averaged out at 92.9 according to the National Weather Service Office in Norman (they have jurisdiction over Wichita Falls weather data).

All of the days in July were over 100.  The average daily high for the month was 106.  And the average low from the daily recorded temperatures was 80.

In addition, there was a total rainfall of a 'trace' which is equivalent to zero with a few unmeasurable sprinkles in the area.  This lack of rainfall added 1.58" to our already massive drought deficit which is now nearing 18 inches since last Halloween.

Here is the raw National Weather Service data that shows the 10 hottest month's in the history of Wichita Falls:

#1  July 2011:  92.9
#2  July 1980:  91.9
#3  August 1952:  91.1
#4  August 1943:  90.7
#5  August 2000:  90.3
#6  July 2001:  90.0
#7  July 1978:  89.9
#8  July 1934:  89.8
#9  July 1954:  89.3
#10  July 1925 & July 1998:  89.3

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