100-Degree Days (2013)

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Published on: 2013.09.11

I’m going out on a limb here and saying we’re done with this year’s 100-degree days…

This year, we saw 100°F or hotter on 29 days, most of them grouped into streaks of several days at a time. Our longest streak was seven, from Aug. 29 through Sept. 4.

This year was, on average, cooler than 2011 and even 2012 for this area, with more rain and dew. Our 100-degree days began on June 26 and ended on Sept. 4, almost 2 months shorter than the span in 2011 and 24 days shorter than 2012’s range.

Our hottest day was 107°F, reached on June 29, though July and August were hotter on average. There were four 100-degree days in June, seven in July, fourteen in August, and four in September. June had only two days that didn’t reach 90 or higher, while July had five; August had only one.

Unlike the previous few years, we had rain in every summer month (May through September) this year.

In previous years, I depended on a mix of wunderground.com, weather.com, and the very accurate thermometer in my 2000 Mercury Sable LS. Beginning this year, I used my own digital thermometer placed outside the house so the readings should be more complete, consistent, and accurate for this area.

This list and information is more for my own memory than for you readers, unless you find it interesting.

2013′s list of 100-degree days for Yowell Ranch, Killeen, Texas
(In italics/parentheses are the number of 100-degree days by the same date last year)

01. June 26: 100°F (5)
02. June 27: 102°F (6)
03. June 28: 106°F (7)
04. June 29: 107°F (high for the year)

05. July 9: 100°F (8)
06. July 10: 102°F (8)
07. July 11: 102°F (8)
08. July 12: 102°F (8)
09. July 13: 105°F (8)

10. July 26: 100°F (10)

11. July 31: 102°F (14)
12. Aug. 1: 103°F (15)
13. Aug. 2: 101°F (16)
14. Aug. 3: 100°F (17)

15. Aug. 5: 101°F (19)
16. Aug. 6: 102°F (20)
17. Aug. 7: 103°F (21)
18. Aug. 8: 102°F (22)
19. Aug. 9: 100°F (23)
20. Aug. 10: 102°F (24)

21. Aug. 13: 103°F (27)

22. Aug. 24: 101°F (31)

23. Aug. 29: 101°F (31)
24. Aug. 30: 102°F (32)
25. Aug. 31: 103°F (33)
26. Sept. 1: 102°F (33)
27. Sept. 2: 100°F (33)
28. Sept. 3: 102°F (34)
29. Sept. 4: 100°F (35)

2013: 29 days; longest streak was 7 in a row (Aug. 29 – Sept. 4); High was 107 (June 29)
2012: 38 days; longest streak was 21 in a row; High was 107 (June 26)
2011: 85 days; longest streak was 33 in a row; High was 110 (3x, all in August)

* See 2011′s List of 100-Degree Days
* See 2012’s List of 100-Degree Days

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