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It’s officially the hottest day ever in the history of November in North Texas

This photo was taken on a hot summer day in June in Sundance Square, but it would have been fitting on Thursday as well, when temperatures soared to 90 degrees for the first time ever in November.
This photo was taken on a hot summer day in June in Sundance Square, but it would have been fitting on Thursday as well, when temperatures soared to 90 degrees for the first time ever in November. star-telegram archives

The hottest November day ever in North Texas is here.

Right now.

It was 94 degrees at 4 p.m. Thursday at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, the official recording station for the National Weather Service. At Fort Worth Meacham Airport, it reached 95 degrees.

Thursday marks the first time the DFW area has hit 90 degrees in November.

The previous high temperature record for November was 89 degrees in 1955, 1989 and 2005.

The weather service’s Fort Worth office reports on its website that conditions are “breezy and unseasonably warm,” and if you’ve been outside this afternoon, you’ll feel why.

It’s perfect weather for swimming, if you can find a pool that’s open.

Strangely, November was only month that the DFW area has never recorded a 90-degree day.

The 90-degree mark has been reached in all of the winter months. The monthly records include 90 on Dec. 30, 1951, 93 degrees on Jan. 31, 1911 and 96 on Feb. 25, 1904.

While it won’t be as hot the next few days, temperatures will be unseasonably warm. Highs will be in the mid-80s Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

It’s been a quick rebound from last Saturday morning when some parts of North Texas saw freezing temperatures and DFW Airport reached a low of 34 degrees. For now, no more Arctic outbreaks are on the horizon.

“Really, there's no signal of a significant cool down,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Juan Hernandez. “We're probably going to be looking at an above average first half of November.”

Bill Hanna: 817-390-7698, @fwhanna

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