Jul 23, 2018

At 114, Waco sets all-time temperature record

Waco, TX
Kristin Hoppa
Waco Tribune

Monday was the hottest day on record for Waco as temperatures climbed to 114 degrees just after 5 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

“Officially and by two degrees, this is the hottest it has ever been in Waco,” National Weather Service meteorologist Dennis Cain said.

Previously, the highest recorded temperature was 112 degrees, in August 1969 at Waco Regional Airport. The temperature also surpassed the record high of 109 for the month of July, set on July 12, 1998.

“This the seventh day of record-breaking days in a row for Waco,” Cain said.

Monday marked the 12th straight day of 100-degree heat in Waco, and the 25th day this summer. The official NWS thermometer topped 100 for the first time on June 2, with nine more days of triple-digit heat in June, along 15 days in July.

In 2011, the most severe heat wave in recent history, Waco had 90 days above 100 degrees, including a stretch of 44 in a row that ended on Aug. 12, 2011.