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In a summer that has largely felt a bit cooler than most in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the cities finally reached a key weather threshold Tuesday.
Just after 2:15 p.m., the temperature at DFW Airport hit 100 degrees for the first time this year, the National Weather Service said.
The average first triple-digit day is July 1, meteorologist Bianca Garcia said.
But July 30 is far from a record-late date for the dreaded temperature reading. In two years, 1973 and 1906, Fort Worth got through the year without reaching 100 degrees, Garcia said.
The last year in which the first 100-degree day came this late was 1989, when it was Aug. 23 before the city reached the sweat-soaked reading.
High temperatures over the rest of the week were forecast to be in the upper 90s.