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August 19, 2004

I Know It’s August, But Am I In North Texas?

I’ve created a special page especially for North Texans who wonder if they are really in Seattle this summer. (Well, it’s still a little hotter, but based on the weather up there lately, not by much!):

Full Trinity River, Looking At Downtown Fort Worth, June 11, 2004
See the daily highs, lows and rainfall recorded at DFW Airport this summer compared side-by-side to the summer of 2000. I’ve copied the introduction on the page here:

I moved to Dallas-Fort Worth in Jan. 2000 and remember my first summer here very well. Moving from Michigan (the day I moved, it was -2 degrees), I was not used to long strings of 100-degree days. That’s certainly not happening in North Texas this summer!

During the 2000 Olympic Games, we were a major contender for the gold medal in hot, hot days — we were well into the 100s. This time around, we’re in the 80s.

In 2000, there were 46 days at 100 degrees or higher, including a sweltering 111-degree day on Sept. 4. The number of 100-degree days so far this summer: 1.

And the most noticeable difference: In 2000, only .25 inches of rain fell between June 18 and Sept. 24, and the total rainfall from June 1 to Sept 30 was 6.09 inches. Just since June 1 of this year, we’re at 16.55 inches (areas west and south of the airport have seen much more than this).

I remember it looking like autumn here by Aug. 2000 as at least half of the trees had died and turned to brown. This summer, it looks more like spring…

Again, all of the exciting data is here

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WXnews: 15 Dead In European Storms; Cooler, Wetter Denver; Charley Ratings Success; Dark Side To Warm Yukon Summer?

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Storms Bring Flooding To North Texas; Stormy Midwest; Flyby, Earthshine Tonight; Florida Recovering From Charley; Stormy Britain, France; Charley U.K.-Bound; EU: Alps Glaciers May Disappear; Storms Deadly In France, Japan; Meteorite Hits Woman

Heavy rain leads to flash flooding in Dallas-Fort Worth | Live KXAS-TV 5 StormTrack Radar Stream (Windows Media Player, opens in new window)

Stormy Midwest: Milwaukee, areas south of Chicago and across Northern Indiana saw plenty of rain and thunderstorms Wednesday night. Severe storms also popped up in the Cleveland area. Check out the current Midwest radar from Wunderground here, and get the latest U.S. radar image, which links to your nearest city page. More rain and storms are likely in parts of the Midwest, Thursday. Find your nearest city page by state for weather, radar and webcam resources.

SpaceWeather.com has an animation of an asteroid flyby and picture and info on tonight’s “Earthshine”

Latest updates on Charley… 20 confirmed dead, nearly 500,000 still without power early Wednesday, 100,000 without phone service:

Lots of international weather and space news:

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