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Event Details

Event Heat
State TEXAS
County/Area COLLIN
WFO FWD
Report Source County Official
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-08-06 02:21:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2011-08-31 23:59:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 1/0 (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. 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 Triple digit temperatures were recorded nearly every day during the month of August. According to the medical examiner, one person died on the 12th as a result of the heat. A heat advisory was in effect for several days during the month after the Excessive Heat Warning ended on the morning of the 6th.


Event Fatality Details

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death 70 Female Outside/Open Areas


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 11 345 0.00K 0.00K
DALLAS (ZONE) DALLAS (ZONE) TX 08/06/2011 02:21 CST-6 Heat 3 210 0.00K 0.00K
PARKER (ZONE) PARKER (ZONE) TX 08/06/2011 02:21 CST-6 Heat 1 0 0.00K 0.00K
TARRANT (ZONE) TARRANT (ZONE) TX 08/06/2011 02:21 CST-6 Heat 3 135 0.00K 0.00K
COLLIN (ZONE) COLLIN (ZONE) TX 08/06/2011 02:21 CST-6 Heat 1 0 0.00K 0.00K
HUNT (ZONE) HUNT (ZONE) TX 08/06/2011 02:21 CST-6 Heat 1 0 0.00K 0.00K
MONTAGUE (ZONE) MONTAGUE (ZONE) TX 08/06/2011 02:21 CST-6 Heat 1 0 0.00K 0.00K
FANNIN (ZONE) FANNIN (ZONE) TX 08/06/2011 02:21 CST-6 Heat 1 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 11 345 0.00K 0.00K