Another August day, another heat record.
The official high temperature Thursday, at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, was 108, the hottest day of the year in North Texas and a record for the day.
The record hadn't stood long: It was set last Aug. 9, when the high was 107.
At Alliance Airport, the mercury reached 110, tying with Wichita Falls for the hottest spot in Texas, the National Weather Service reported.
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Wednesday's high was only 96, and the forecast calls for a high in the mid-90s today.
So why the spike?
It was a "meteorological phenomenon," said Joe Harris of the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. "It's just one of those little things that happens."
More technically, the spike was caused by a "surface trough in front of a cold front," he said.
The 108 reading at DFW was the 24th triple-digit high this year, compared with 46 at this time last year. By 7 p.m., it hadn't cooled off much -- it was still 105.
Well, it could be worse. Phoenix's high was a record 114, and in Death Valley, it was 121 (not a record).
Staff writer Lee Williams contributed to this report.