Fourth day of summer, first day of triple-digit heat

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Associated Press

Posted on June 24, 2012 at 7:26 PM

FORT WORTH (AP) — The Dallas-Fort Worth area has ushered in triple-digit temperatures for the first time this year.

The temperature hit 100 degrees at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on Sunday afternoon.

But the National Weather Service is predicting a typical summer with an average of 18 days with triple digit temperatures in North Texas.

Last year the area had a record-breaking 71 days of sweltering 100-degree or higher days. Scorching temperatures statewide contributed to the severe Texas drought and wildfire season last year.

So far this June, San Antonio, Austin, Waco, Lubbock and Abilene are among the Texas cities to already hit the triple-digit temperature mark. As of Saturday, San Angelo has had six days with 100-plus-degree temperatures this month.

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