A look back at the data confirms what we already knew: this past month was a record-busting sizzler.
Reports from the Texas State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon show July 2022 in a tie with 2011 for hottest July on record across the Lone Star State. Preliminary data says this is the second hottest June-July in Texas history, and hottest May-July and April-July in Texas history.
Here’s a more detailed look at July 2022 statistics by city.
DFW Metroplex: second hottest July on record; average temperature 91.8 degrees was 0.2 degrees below the hottest, July 1980. Sixth longest stretch of triple-digit days with 21.
Second driest July on record with a trace, second only to zero rain in July 1993. Second longest stretch of consecutive days without rainfall at 58 through the end of July.
Metro Austin: hottest July on record; average temperature 90.6 was 0.9 degrees above the second hottest, July 2011. Second hottest month on record. Average high temperatures of 103.8 degrees was a whopping 7.2 degrees above normal, and 1.7 degrees hotter than the second driest, July 2011.
Second hottest for average high temperature for any month ever, one degree cooler than first place, August 2011. Tie with July 2011 for most triple-digit days in any July with 29. Two periods tied for hottest 7-day average temperature on record: July 7-13 & July 8-14, with an average of 92.9 degrees.
San Antonio: hottest July on record; average temperature 89.8 was 1.1 degrees above the second hottest, July 2009, and average high temperature of 101.6 was one full degree above second place, also July 2009. Most triple-digit days of any July with 29, seven more than second place, July 2009.
Driest January-July in San Antonio history with only 5.12”. It’s worth noting the second, third, and fourth driest, from 1925, 1956, and 1885 respectively, long held these top rankings. The most recent driest July ranked fifth driest: July 2011.
Waco: hottest July on record; average temperature 91.3 degrees was 0.2 degrees above the second hottest, July 2011. Hottest average high temperature of any July with 103.7 degrees, 1.1 degrees warmer than second place, July 2011. Ranked third for most triple-digit days with 30.
Laredo: second hottest July on record; average temperature 92.3 degrees was 0.5 degrees below the hottest, July 1998. First-place tie with July 2011 for most triple-digits in any July. Second hottest July by average high temperature with 105.5 degrees, 1.9 degrees lower than first place, July 1998.
McAllen: seventh hottest July on record; average temperature 89.5 degrees was 3.3 degrees below the hottest, July 2009.
El Paso: sixth hottest July on record; average temperature 86.8 degrees was 2.1 degrees below the hottest, July 2020.
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