7 Aug 2011

Temperatures stay above 100F in Texas

9:19 am on 7 August 2011

Parts of Texas are experiencing their 39th consecutive day of temperatures above 100F (38C).

July was the hottest month ever recorded in Texas according to the National Weather Service.

On Thursday the city of Dallas marked its 34th consecutive day of temperatures topping 100F, while Waco saw its 42nd straight day.

Electricity usage in the state has set records for three days this week.

The BBC reports temperatures also reached 110F during the past week in Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Louisiana.

Little Rock in Arkansas hit an all-time record high of 114F on Wednesday and experienced temperatures well above 100F on Thursday.