Summer of 2012
DFW Airport - Summer Temperatures
Waco Regional Airport - Summer Temperatures
For the lower 48, this year's average temperature year-to-date (January 1 to August 31) is 58.7°F. This is the warmest on record, 4°F warmer than the 20th century average and a full 1°F warmer than the previous record (2006).
Unless the last four months of this year are within the coolest tercile (coolest third of historic data), 2012 will easily beat 1998 for the warmest year on record.
Texas is also having one of its warmest years on record.
The tables below show the warmest average temperatures for the year to date (January 1 to August 31).