It’s Official: Hottest Summer Ever
September 13, 2021
NOAA has confirmed that this summer was the hottest on record. The period from June thru September exceeded the record heat of the 1936 “dust bowl” by less than .01°. The DFW metro was below average in Cooling Degree Days (CDDs) for most of this summer energy season (Apr-Oct), but that changed in recent weeks. Dallas still trails most other major markets but now sits uncomfortably above normal by 70 CDDs.