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Event Excessive Heat
State TEXAS
County/Area DELTA
WFO FWD
Report Source COOP Observer
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-08-01 06:00:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2011-08-06 02:21:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Brutal triple digit daytime temperatures and warm overnight lows continued to occur across north Texas through the month of August. Only 3 scattered days provided relief from the record-setting heat. By the time August ended, it had been the warmest summer on record in both Dallas/Fort Worth and Waco. The average temperature for the summer months at DFW was 90.1, and the average temperature at Waco was 90.5. From June 30th - August 12th, Waco set a new record greatest consecutive 100-degree days of 44 days. Both DFW and Waco set new record greatest annual 100-degree days for the summer months with a few additional days in the month of September. Many daily high temperatures records and highest minimum temperature records were set or tied during the month of August. Dallas/Fort Worth again tied the all-time record highest minimum temperature of 86 degrees set in July 2011, and Waco set the all-time record highest minimum temperature of 86 degrees on the 2nd. The prolonged heat took its toll on North Texans and there were 27 heat related deaths and many more heat related illnesses. An Excessive Heat Warning was in effect for all but the southwestern counties the first 5 days of the month. The warmest temperatures of the month occurred in these first 5 days with highs reaching 113 or 114 degrees a few COOP locations. A Heat Advisory was in effect for all or parts of north Texas for most of the remainder of the month except for a few days in the middle of the month.
Event Narrative Excessive Heat Warning conditions occurred across the region August 1st through the 5th. In Delta County, daytime high temperatures ranged approximately from 102-109 degrees with overnight lows in the upper 70s to mid 80s. Afternoon heat index values were around or slightly over 110 degrees in several locations.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 13 193 0.00K 0.00K
VAN ZANDT (ZONE) VAN ZANDT (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 06:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FREESTONE (ZONE) FREESTONE (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 06:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ANDERSON (ZONE) ANDERSON (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 06:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MONTAGUE (ZONE) MONTAGUE (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 06:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ELLIS (ZONE) ELLIS (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 06:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LIMESTONE (ZONE) LIMESTONE (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 06:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOPKINS (ZONE) HOPKINS (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 06:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HOOD (ZONE) HOOD (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 06:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 1 0 0.00K 0.00K
CORYELL (ZONE) CORYELL (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 06:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HILL (ZONE) HILL (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 06:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HENDERSON (ZONE) HENDERSON (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 06:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GRAYSON (ZONE) GRAYSON (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 06:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MCLENNAN (ZONE) MCLENNAN (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 06:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BELL (ZONE) BELL (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 06:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 1 0 0.00K 0.00K
LAMAR (ZONE) LAMAR (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 06:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DENTON (ZONE) DENTON (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 06:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
KAUFMAN (ZONE) KAUFMAN (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 06:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 3 0 0.00K 0.00K
JOHNSON (ZONE) JOHNSON (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 06:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RAINS (ZONE) RAINS (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 06:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
COOKE (ZONE) COOKE (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 06:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCKWALL (ZONE) ROCKWALL (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 06:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PARKER (ZONE) PARKER (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 06:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JACK (ZONE) JACK (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 06:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PALO PINTO (ZONE) PALO PINTO (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 06:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FANNIN (ZONE) FANNIN (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 06:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 3 0 0.00K 0.00K
COLLIN (ZONE) COLLIN (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 06:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 1 0 0.00K 0.00K
NAVARRO (ZONE) NAVARRO (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 06:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
FALLS (ZONE) FALLS (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 06:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
TARRANT (ZONE) TARRANT (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 06:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 63 0.00K 0.00K
DELTA (ZONE) DELTA (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 06:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HUNT (ZONE) HUNT (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 06:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
DALLAS (ZONE) DALLAS (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 06:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 4 130 0.00K 0.00K
SOMERVELL (ZONE) SOMERVELL (ZONE) TX 08/01/2011 06:00 CST-6 Excessive Heat 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 13 193 0.00K 0.00K