West Texas High Pressure System Brings Record Heat 3/17/13
March 17, 2013
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Record heath as visited West Texas as three cities posted new highs for the Ides of March.
Weather forecasters on Saturday said that Dalhart, Amarillo and Lubbock all notched new highs Friday.
In Lubbock, National Weather Service meteorologist Charles says the city broke a temperature record that had stood for 47 years. The thermometer reached 88 degrees, 2 degrees warmer than the previous record set March 15, 1966.
Amarillo and Dalhart climbed to 85 degrees and 84 degrees, respectively. Dalhart topped his previous high of 81 degrees set last year, while Amarillo beat last year's record by 1 degree.
Just less than three weeks ago, parts of West Texas were digging out from record snowfalls after a blizzard howled across the region. However, the region remains mired in drought.