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SOURCE: Washington Post

DATE: November 6, 2017

SNIP: Up until this year, in 118 years of weather records, Dallas had never hit 90 degrees during November. It just did so three times in the past four days.

The heat that scorched Dallas is part of record-setting heat wave that has consumed most of the Lonestar State to start November. In Austin, Houston and San Antonio as well, temperatures soared some 10 to 20 degrees above normal, levels more typical of September.

Dallas hit 94 on both Thursday and Sunday, shattering the previous daily records of 87 (set in 2012) and 89 (from 2005). The 94-degree temperature became the highest ever recorded in November by five degrees and the hottest so late in the season. Dallas also set a record high of 90 Saturday, breaking the record of 88 from 1987.