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Until 2017, D-FW Had Never Reached 90 Degrees In November. Now It Has Three Times

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D-FW Airport reached 94 degrees on Nov. 2, 2017. The region had never seen a 90-degree November day until then. This chart posted on Nov. 3, 2017 shows the hottest day of each month on record.

Five stories that have North Texas talking: November has been so hot; the Bushes didn’t vote for Trump; the latest on the church shooting; and more.

We all know that fall is fleeting in Dallas-Fort Worth, but this November has been something else.

Until this year, the National Weather Service had never recorded a 90-degree temperature at DFW Airport in the month of November. That streak was broken Thursday afternoon with a high of 94. On that day last year, it was 85, but the normal high for Nov. 2 is actually 73 degrees.

So, Thursday was the first November day in Dallas-Fort Worth to reach the 90s. But it wasn’t the last. While Friday was normal, both Saturday and Sunday were unseasonably hot with high temperatures of 90 and 94 degrees, respectively. Sunday’s high beat the previous record of 89 degrees recorded on Nov. 5, 2005. Find more local weather records here.

Good news, Monday’s high will be in the upper 70s, and the temperatures will get cooler from there.

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  • Sutherland Springs shooting: At least 26 people are dead and 20 others are wounded after a man walked into a church service Sunday in a South Texas town and began shooting. The man has been identified as Devin Patrick Kelley, 26. He died shortly after the attack. It's unclear whether it was self-inflicted or whether he was shot by a resident. [NPR]


  • One year later: In a new book, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush revealed they did not vote for Donald Trump in the 2016 election. Bush 41 voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton, and his son voted for “none of the above.” [The Dallas Morning News]


  • New deal: There have been reports of Ezekiel Elliott’s legal team and the NFL talking about a settlement to have the Dallas Cowboys running back’s suspension reduced. [SportsDay]


  • Chili in China: Texas is a theme for bars and restaurants ‘round the world. [Texas Monthly]

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