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1998 Summer Heat and Precipitation Extremes

All-Time Records Set in 1998 are in BOLD TYPE


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Texas State Records / Monthly Mean Temperature Records

Texas State Records

Warmest April - July for Texas:

1998: Average 77.65 degrees (Record)

1925: Average 77.65 degrees (tie)

Driest April - July for Texas:

1998: 4.46 inches (Record)

1956: 6.20 inches

 

Monthly Mean Temperatures in South Central States

Del Rio

May: 1998

84.2 degrees (Record for May)

 

June: 1998

89.1 degrees (2nd warmest June)

 

July: 1998

91.7 degrees (Record for July and for Any Month)

 

July: 1980

90.1 degrees (2nd Warmest July and Month)

Shreveport

July: 1998

88.5 degrees(Record for July and Any Month)

 

July: 1884

87.9 degrees (2nd Warmest July and Month on Record)

Austin

July: 1998

88.0 degrees (Record for July and Any Month)

 

July: 1980

87.9 degrees (2nd Warmest July and Month on Record)

San Antonio

July: 1998

88.1 degrees (Record for July and Any Month)

 

July: 1980

88.1 degrees (Tie: Warmest July and Month on Record)

Corpus Christi

July: 1953

87.1 degrees (Warmest July on Record)

 

July: 1998

86.7 degrees (Second Warmest July on Record)

Midland

July: 1964

86.9 degrees (Warmest July on Record)

 

July: 1998

86.8 degrees (Second Warmest July on Record)

San Angelo

July: 1912

87.6 degrees (Warmest July on Record)

 

July: 1998

87.4 degrees (Third Warmest July on Record)

Abilene

July: 1980

89.4 degrees (Warmest July on Record)

 

July: 1998

87.6 degrees (Third Warmest July on Record)

Brownsville

June: 1998

87.3 degrees(Record for June)

 

July: 1980

87.5 degrees (Warmest July on Record)

 

July: 1998

87.1 degrees (Third Warmest July on Record)

College Station

May: 1998

79.4 degrees(Record for May)

 

June: 1998

86.7 degrees(Record for June)

 

July Max: 1998

101.0 degrees(Warmest Average July Maximum)

Houston

May thru July: 1998

83.6 degrees(Warmest May-July on Record)

 

May thru July: 1980

83.2 degrees (2nd Warmest May-July)


100-Degree Stretches and Summer Totals

 

Consecutive Number of Days with Maximum Temperatures:

100 Degrees or Higher
City Year No. Consecutive Days Date Range
College Station 1998 30 July 6 - August 4

 

1917 26 2nd Longest
Dallas-Fort Worth 1998 29 July 6 - August 3

 

1980 42 June 23- August 3
Oklahoma City 1998 16 July 18 - August 2

 

1936 22 August 4- August 25

 

1966 19 July 1- July 19

 

1956 16 August 3 - August 18
95 Degrees or Higher
Corpus Christi 1998 41 July 5 - August 14

 

1977 36 2nd Longest
90 Degrees or Higher
Amarillo 1998 41 June 16 - July 26

 

1934 46 Longest

 

Total Number of Days with Maximum Temperatures 100 Degrees F or Above:

City Year Annual Total May June July August
San Antonio 1998 36 1 10 21 4
  Previous Years 33(1948) 5(1989) 11(1980) 20(1980)

 

Del Rio 1998 69 8 22 29 10

 

Previous Years 68(1951) 9(1953) 23(1953) 31(1980)

 

Houston 1998 24

 

 

 

 

 

Previous Years 32(1980)

 

 

 

 

Dallas-Fort Worth 1998 56

 

 

 

 

 

Previous Years 69(1980)

 

 

 

 

 

Previous Years 52(1954)

 

 

 

 

College Station 1998 49

 

 

 

 

 

Previous Years 58(1917)

 

 

 

 


Warm Minimum Temperatures

Record Warm Minimum Temperatures:

Warmest Average Minimum Temperature:
City Month/ Year Mean Value

 

Little Rock July 1998 76.5 Degrees Warmest Average Minimum for Any Month

 

July 1980 75.9 Degrees 2nd Warmest Average Minimum

 

Days with Minimum Temperatures 80 Degrees or Higher:
Consecutive Number of Days 80 Degrees or Higher
City Year No. Consecutive Days Date Range
Dallas Fort Worth 1998 14 July 19 - August 1

 

1952

11 2nd longest

 

Total No. Days Min Temps 80 Degrees or Higher

City Year Total Number of Days
Dallas Fort Worth 1998 39

 

1952 22

 

1980 22


Precipitation Extremes

 

April - July 1998 Precipitation Totals:

Record Driest

Brownsville

0.30

McAllen 0.03
Harlingen 1.15
Raymondville 0.28
Houston metro area 5.79 Record Driest (2nd driest: 6.39 inches in 1937)
College Station 2.00
Crockett (Houston County) 1.40
Corpus Christi 0.64
Lubbock 1.98 Record Driest (2nd driest: 3.27 inches in 1934)

 

1998 Annual Totals
City Total Months
Midland 3.05 inches January - August 1998
Brownsville 4.42 inches January - August 1998

 

1998 Monthly and Multi-Month Extremes
City Total Month

 

College Station 0.11 inches May 1998 Driest May on Record

 

Trace June 1998 Driest June on Record

 

Brownsville 0.97 inches Mar-July 1998 Driest Mar-July on Record

 

1.24 Inches Mar-July 1996 2nd Driest Mar-July on Record

 

0.30 inches May-Jul 1998 Driest May-July on Record

 

0.65 Inches May-Jul 1915 2nd Driest May-July on Record

 

Trace July 1998 Driest July on Record (Tie)

 

Trace July Tie: 1914, 1962, 1982, 1993, 1997

 

Midland 2.02 inches Jan-July 1951 Driest Jan-July on Record

 

2.13 Inches Jan-July 1998 2nd Driest Jan-July on Record

 

Lubbock 1.98 inches Apr-July 1998 Driest Apr-July on Record

 

Consecutive Days with Low Precipitation Amounts
City Total Period No. Days
Dallas Fort-Worth 0.46 inches June-12 - Sept 10 91 days
Brownsville 0.35 inches Mar 17- Aug 14 151 Days


Flooding from Tropical Storm Charley

 

Del Rio Precipitation Extremes
City Total Period

 

Del Rio 20.93 inches Aug 1998 Wettest Month on Record

 

15.79 inches Sep 1964 2nd Wettest Month on Record

 

13.71 inches Jun 1935 3rd Wettest Month on Record
Del Rio 20.93 inches Aug 1998 Wettest August on Record

 

6.10 inches Aug 1971 2nd Wettest August on Record
Del Rio 17.03 inches Aug 23 1998 Wettest Day on Record Any Month

 

8.79 inches Jun 13 1935 2nd Wettest Day on Record

 

Rio Grande Stages:

Del Rio

16 feet on August 24 (Recent Record)

 

2nd highest recent flood: 14.08 feet (September 1974)

 

 

Eagle Pass

35 feet on August 25 1998

 

(flood stage: 14 feet)

 

53.51 feet in June 1954

 

 

Laredo International Bridge:

35.02 feet on August 27 1998

 

(flood stage: 8 feet)

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