Another unseasonably hot day prevailed across Texas with more records being set. Here is the list of new recordhightemperaturesset today, December 2.
Amarillo: 78°F – Oldrecord was 76°F in 1926 and 1925
Childress: 82°F – Tiedrecord off 82°F set in 1995
Corpus Christi: 87°F – Tied the recordhigh of 87°F set in 1964
Dallas – Fort Worth: 83°F – Oldrecord was 81°F in 2007
Galveston: 79°F – Tiedrecord of 79°F set in 2007
Houston: 84°F – Oldrecord was 83°F in 1970
Waco: 82°F – Tiedrecord of 82°F set in 2007
In addition to these hightemperature records, D/FW International Airportset a new recordhigh MINIMUM temperature. This morning’s low of 67°F breaks the record for being the warmestlow for December 2nd. The previous record of 63°F was set in 1922 and 1993.
[caption id=”attachment_10726″ align=”aligncenter” width=”595″]width=”595″ height=”330″ /> Temperatures at 3 PM[/caption]
Unseasonably hot temperatures continue across Texas this Sunday afternoon with many locations reaching at least 80 degrees. A few locations will likely set new record highs today and we’ll have that information for you later this evening. Of note, D/FW Airport has already set a new record high of 83°F. The old record of 81°F was recorded in 1995 and 2007.
Two areas of dense fog have developed this morning….gulf coast area from Corpus to Beaumont….and out in the Midland/Odessa area. These areas of fog and low clouds should burn off quickly now that the sun has come up. For the upteenmillionth time…it’s going to be very warm again today, and we’ll likely meet or break additional high temp records here and there across the state.
Two cold fronts will affect the state this week. The first is forecasted to move through on Tuesday. The second one is forecasted to move through on Friday. Neither or very strong, nor very cold, but they will both help to knock temperatures down to more normal readings for at least a few days.
Keep reading below the graphic….it gets good….trust me…. :>)
Today’s forecasted highs
On the distant horizon…an arctic front is showing up on the long-range models that may affect the state around the 10th or thereabouts. And could it…..possibly…….maybe……bring…..SNOW????? The models I ran through this morning did indeed forecast SNOW for a huge part of the state on or around the 11-13th of next week. WAY too early to be very confident on any of this, but I wanted to mention it if for no other reason that keeping hopes raised for some actual winter-like weather versus this warm April-like weather we’ve had the past few days. Fingers crossed!!!