Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas records hottest December since 1977


The National Weather Service in the DFW said there were eight 80 degree days in December, breaking the previous record of five in 1977.

Courtesy: National Weather Service Fort Worth

December was a record-breaking month for weather in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Tuesday marked the eighth 80-degree day in December for DFW. The National Weather Service announced on its social media that prior to this year the most 80 degree days in December was five in 1977.

The highest temperature for December this year was 83 degrees on Dec. 10, according to climate data compiled by the National Weather Service.

On Christmas Day, the temperature in DFW reached 81 degrees just before 2 p.m., breaking the previous high of 80 degrees in 2016. The high for Christmas Day later maxed out at 82 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

The DFW area on Friday night was expecting an arctic front to hit: Temperatures are expected to drop Saturday night in Fort Worth, and Sunday will be sunny with high temperatures in the low to mid 40s.

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Megan Cardona is a breaking news reporter at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2020, where she worked at the campus paper, The Shorthorn, for two years. She is passionate about accurate, easy to understand reporting.

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