Toasty Early June Stretch

A strong upper level ridge of high pressure expanded eastward from the southwestern United States, nosing across West Texas the first weekend of June.  This weather maker brought HOT and mostly dry conditions to the region, with near record warmth on Saturday.  Very warm conditions continued into Sunday, though a weak cold front did drop highs back down into the 90s. However, moisture levels also increased, so what we lost in heat we made up for with humidity.  The hot conditions persisted into the coming work week with only isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorm for a few locations. 

Below are select records and forecast highs early June.

 

Date

Record Highs (F)

Forecast Highs (F)

Observed Highs (F)

Fri, June 4th

101 set in 2008

-

97

Sat, June 5th

106 set in 1990

-

105

Sun, June 6th

107 set in 1990

-

95

Mon, June 7th

103 set in 1994

-

95

Tue, June 8th

106 set in 1981

-

96

Wed, June 9th

107 set in 1981

97

-

Record, forecast and observed high temperatures for Lubbock, TX, June 4th-9th
 

Date

Record High (F)

Forecast High (F)

Observed Highs (F)

Fri, June 4th

106 set in 1966

-

98

Sat, June 5th

105 set in 1948

-

102

Sun June 6th

103 set in 1990

-

98

Mon, June 7th

 107 set in 1964

-

96

Tue, June 8th

 108 set in 1988

-

99

Wed, June 9th

 111 set in 1981

94

-

Record, forecast and observed high temperatures for Childress, TX, June 4th-9th
 
Remember to take it easy during the hot days.  Specifically, drink plenty of water and minimize outdoor activities during the peak heat of the day. Also, be sure to wear sunscreen if spending any significant time out in the sun.  For more heat related weather information CLICK HERE.

USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.