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Summer 2023 recap

Dallas has recorded 53 days of at least 100 degrees, the fourth-most on record. A typical summer sees roughly 20 such days. The region has recorded 26 days above 105 degrees, just short of the record 28 days set in 1980.

The last measurable rain at DFW Airport was 0.32" on July 16. This is now tied for the 39th-longest streak without measurable rain at DFW. This summer is now considered the fourth driest summer to date and the 20th driest year to date. The lack of rain has increased the drought across North Texas.

This year was a reminder of the difficulty of gardening in the area. Summer inputs of water are the key to survival.

This type of summer will reveal irrigation shortfalls- yellow and brown areas indicate poor coverage which can easily be corrected.

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