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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:04 AM

Extreme 111 heat hits Texas

Another round of unprecedented April heat hit the U.S. yesterday, and this time it was Texas' turn to see large sections of the state with the hottest April temperatures in over a century of record keeping. Seven major airports in Texas set all-time April high temperatures yesterday:

Amarillo, TX: 99 (old April record 98 on 4/22/1989 and 4/22/1965)
Lubbock, TX: 101 (old April record 100 on 4/16/1925 and /22/1989)
Dalhart, TX: 96 (old April record 94 on 4/22/1989)
Borger, TX: 99 (tied April record set on 4/22/1965)
Midland, TX: 104 (old April record 101 on 4/21/1989)
Abilene, TX: 104 (old April record 102 on 4/16/1925)
Childress, TX: 106 (old April record 102 on three occasions, most recently on 4/3/2011)

According to wunderground's weather historian Christopher C. Burt, both Texas and Oklahoma came within 2F of their all-time April state high temperature record yesterday. Altus, Oklahoma hit 104, falling 2 short of the April state record of 106 set at the Magnum Research Station in 1972. In the Texas Mesonet, it hit 111 at Knox City 3NW, which is just 2 short of the Texas April state record of 113 set at Catarina in 1984. According to Mr. Burt, What is amazing is that Knox City is in the north-central part of the state, not down in the Rio Grande region like Catarina. The 111 would probably be pretty close to whatever the all-time hottest temp for ANY month might be in that location (probably around 115). On Sunday this week, Nevada just missed setting their April state high temperature record, when the mercury hit 105 in Laughlin (April state record: 106 in 1989.)

http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=2081

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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:55 AM

1. errr

"nothing to see here folks"

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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:08 PM

2. Well, this is easy to fix. Time for another day of prayer lead by the Governor.

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