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    Dallas' 100-Degree Heat Streak Reaches 39 Days

    August 10, 2011; 12:41 PM ET
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    "The current string of 100-degree days will probably last at least into the middle of August."

    The atmosphere continues to "cook the books" in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, and the string of triple-digit heat may last for the next couple of weeks.

    As of Tuesday afternoon, Dallas has had 39 days in a row with high temperatures of 100 degrees or higher.

    The last time it failed to reach triple-digit figures was July 1.

    The current heat wave stands at number two on the all-time list for number of days in a row of 100-degree temperatures. The old number two on the list was 29 days in a row spanning July 6 through Aug. 3, 1998.

    The longest stretch of days for 100-degree temperatures in Dallas was 42 set during the blistering summer of 1980, spanning June 23 through Aug. 3, 1980.

    According to Long Range Expert Meteorologist Paul Pastelok, "The current string of 100-degree days will probably last through the middle of August."

    A cluster of thunderstorms or a tropical system could easily change that rather abruptly. Unfortunately, there is nothing like that foreseen at this time through the middle of the month.

    All that is needed is 3 more days to tie and 4 to break the record in Dallas.

    While a number of people love hot weather, many are glad July is over. For multiple cities, it was the hottest month ever.

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