this week, temperatures in Dallas are expected to exceed all previous
records since monitoring began back in 1898.
warm temperatures predicted for Dallas later this week. Image
source: Euro Mode.)
to meteorologist Ryan Maue,
and to reanalysis of Euro weather model data, Dallas is expected to
see temperatures between 90 and 94 degrees Fahrenheit by Friday of
this week. Readings that would be considered pretty hot for a normal
summer day occurring on November 3rd. That’s really odd.
when you consider the fact that Dallas has never experienced a 90+
degree high temperature from October 31 through December 29 in all of
the past 119 years.
Dallas does hit 94 on Friday, that will be 21 degrees (F) above
typical high temperatures there for this time of year.
back from focus on the Dallas region, we find that the world overall
is also warming relative to June through September temperature
departures. A climate change associated warming that appears to have
been kicked off, primarily, by warmer than normal temperatures at the
This despite cooling Equatorial Pacific Ocean surface waters
associated with a 55
to 65 percent of La Nina formation by winter.
a normal climate system, we would expect a trend toward La Nina to
produce relative cooling. But
this does not appear to be happening as
June warm temperature departures were lower than those during August
through October. Preliminary GFS reanalysis indicates that October
warm temperature departures were higher than those occurring in
September — likely hitting around 1.1 C above 1880s averages (see
despite a weak La Nina forming, it again appears that polar warming
is a major driver for global temperatures as fall moves into winter.
Climatologists take note.