ArkLaTex continues to have a hot summer

Updated: Aug. 21, 2018 at 10:23 AM CDT
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ARKLATEX (KSLA) - Temperatures well above average were recorded in July here in Shreveport and elsewhere throughout the ArkLaTex.

The National Weather Service reports that Shreveport was 3.4 degrees above average for the entire month.

And we were below average in precipitation, receiving 1.5 inches less than normal.

Throughout the ArkLaTex, records were shattered throughout the month.

The big one to note was that Shreveport broke the all time hottest July day ever recorded on July 22. The new record now stands at 108 degrees, breaking the record of 107 set in 1998.

Throughout that same week, Shreveport broke three other daily high temperature records.

  1. On July 19, we reached 104 degrees, which tied the record set in 1875.
  2. The next day, our high was 104 degrees, breaking the record of 101 set in 2000.
  3. Lastly, before breaking the hottest temperature in July, on the 21st of July our high was 106 degrees, breaking the record of 103 that was set in 1963.

Other records broken throughout the ArkLaTex:

  • Warmest low temperature July 21
    • Longview, TX
      • OLD: 78 (2015)
      • NEW: 78 (2018)
    • El Dorado
      • OLD: 78 (1946)
      • NEW: 80 (2018)
  • Record high temperature July 26
    • Shreveport
      • OLD: 103 (1925)
      • NEW: 103 (2018)

Since June 1, the start of the meteorological summer, there have been 63 days with above-average temperatures and 14 days below average.

That means almost 78% of this summer season has been above average.

Along with that, we've hit the 100-degree mark 14 times. On average, we get up to 100 degrees only seven times in a year.

Temperatures in the next week are expected to rise.

We might see a few more 100-degree days before the summer is up!

Who's ready for fall?

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