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They said on the radio that Texas has been 100° + everyday for 3 weeks. In a row!!
depends on were.... if only for 3 weeks...... that must be the panhandle
we are way past that..... July had an average high of 103.+ beat the previous july record average in 2011 by almost a full degree and that was with one day of only 96
we are now on like day 60 of no rain
 

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depends on were.... if only for 3 weeks...... that must be the panhandle
we are way past that..... July had an average high of 103.+ beat the previous july record average in 2011 by almost a full degree and that was with one day of only 96
we are now on like day 60 of no rain
So, did I hear wrong and it’s more like 3 months? Senior moment while preoccupied keeping the wing up and zooming along.
 

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in Austin.... and we have had more heat than Austin.......52 days of 100+ temps this summer
took me a while to find it
 
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some predictions show us to beat 2011 and in that year there were 90 days above 100
 
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1980 has the lead for consecutive days above 100, with 70
 
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I can attest it was hot in Texas the 10 days I was there. Even working night shift our temperatures started out at 100 as the sun set. It didn't get down into the upper 80's until 03:00 most nights. And 80 to 82 was the low just before sunrise. I heard along the way that 1954 was another hot year;
How hot was the summer of 1954?

122 degrees

— Summer 1954 will be remembered for the scalding heat reaching an astounding high of 122 degrees on July 14 in Pittsburg, Kansas. The searing heat lasted for 52 days, beginning in mid-June and continuing through Aug. 7. For 45 days, the mercury indicated 100 degrees or better.

This was from an article about Texas: Hottest Summer Ever? Not By a Long Shot
Here is a run down of the Top 10 stretches of 100-plus heat.

1. 42 days -- June 23 - Aug. 3, 1980
2. 29 days -- July 6 - Aug. 3, 1998
3. 25 days -- Aug. 2-26, 1952
4. 24 days -- July 28 - Aug. 20, 1999
5. 20 days -- July 2-21, 2011*
5. 20 days -- July 9-28, 1954
7. 19 days -- Aug. 8-26, 2006
8. 18 days -- July 31 - Aug. 17, 2010
8. 18 days -- July 2-19, 1978
10. 17 days -- Aug. 2-18, 1956
 
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I can attest it was hot in Texas the 10 days I was there. Even working night shift our temperatures started out at 100 as the sun set. It didn't get down into the upper 80's until 03:00 most nights. And 80 to 82 was the low just before sunrise. I heard along the way that 1954 was another hot year;
How hot was the summer of 1954?

122 degrees

— Summer 1954 will be remembered for the scalding heat reaching an astounding high of 122 degrees on July 14 in Pittsburg, Kansas. The searing heat lasted for 52 days, beginning in mid-June and continuing through Aug. 7. For 45 days, the mercury indicated 100 degrees or better.

This was from an article about Texas: Hottest Summer Ever? Not By a Long Shot
Here is a run down of the Top 10 stretches of 100-plus heat.

1. 42 days -- June 23 - Aug. 3, 1980
2. 29 days -- July 6 - Aug. 3, 1998
3. 25 days -- Aug. 2-26, 1952
4. 24 days -- July 28 - Aug. 20, 1999
5. 20 days -- July 2-21, 2011*
5. 20 days -- July 9-28, 1954
7. 19 days -- Aug. 8-26, 2006
8. 18 days -- July 31 - Aug. 17, 2010
8. 18 days -- July 2-19, 1978
10. 17 days -- Aug. 2-18, 1956
Hmm, how does any plant, other cactus, stay alive. And way before air conditioning was common place.
 

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Hmm, how does any plant, other cactus, stay alive. And way before air conditioning was common place.
I noticed a lot of trees loosing their leaves due to the heat and drought. As for people, it's a dry heat......🥵
 
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Hmm, how does any plant, other cactus, stay alive. And way before air conditioning was common place.
in this...... and on Crownfire's posts
first thing....... Texas is HUGE
for instance...... if you are in El Paso, TX you are closer to Los Angeles, CA than Texarkana, TX
the southern tip of TX is farther south than Miami, FL
it is roughly 850 miles East West and North South both
so....... west TX is the same Desert as southern NM and AZ
east TX is the same piney forest and swamps as Louisiana
the panhandle is the same rolling planes as KS
south TX is Mexico
so.............when they talk the temps for the summer of TX......uhhhhhhh..
depends on the reporting station, was it DFW airport, was it Austin
so....like for this July........ for DFW it was like the 5th hottest July...... but for Waco it was THE hottest July
here in Stephenville we are about equal distance from both...... but west of the I-35 corridor

last summer...... we only had 5 days above 100 and one of the wettest summers on record

and old saying in TX, "If you don't like the weather, just wait a bit, it will change, or just go to the other half of the state"


most of the trees that are losing their leaves, around here anyways, are Heckberries (weed anyways) and they will come back next year, you can't kill them and some other non native trees

Live Oak trees..... root system reaches all the way to their drip lines....left to grow the way the want the limbs will grow down to the ground... they create their own shade.... and each spring they overproduce leaves and as soon as it starts to get hot they drop about a third of the leaves, they self mulch
Misquite trees..... they are an interesting tree..... leaves are so small..... not much area to loose moisture
Pecan trees....tap root as deep as they are tall.... unless they hit water table first
so...... native trees are built for it
there are some flowering trees and small almost bushes that are sold everywhere as drought tolerant.... they grow wild, Red Bud trees and Lantana

there is some TX geography and horticulture
you would think I was a teacher or something
 

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now.....is this some f......ed up weather or what

Death Valley........ two days this week of flash flooding..... had 2 in on Monday and 1.75 Friday..... their annual rainfall total for the year is on average 1.9 in

we have been two months with NO rain and about 12 in behind for year total SO FAR
 

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Yep, the southwest monsoon season is really wetting down everywhere west of you. Even the Davis Mountains seem to be getting a lot of moisture. It's a lot like 2011 in Texas. That year I went there three times for wildfires.
 

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Yep, the southwest monsoon season is really wetting down everywhere west of you. Even the Davis Mountains seem to be getting a lot of moisture. It's a lot like 2011 in Texas. That year I went there three times for wildfires.
Yeah
They are comparing this year to 2011
But in 2011 they compared it to 1980
Next time it will be compared to 2022
 
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