Nina Chantanapumma’s ready for it — that sweet September temperature swing that loosens summer’s grip on the thermometer.
She spent much of the Labor Day weekend holed up from the heat, but decided late Sunday to take her dog Noodles for a walk. They went farther than usual, she said.
“I noticed it was kind of warm, but I didn’t know how warm until I saw the DATCU clock,” she said.
The alternating flash of “7:30 p.m.” and “101 F” set her straight.
“Summer, I think I’m finally over you,” she messaged on Twitter.
The summer of 2012 has been hotter than normal, though not enough to ink much into the record books, according to Jamie Gudmestad, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
For example, Denton County has seen 31 days at or greater than 100 degrees. In 1963, the region logged 38 days at 100 degrees or above, the 10th most days in a year.
Last summer logged the most — 71 at 100 degrees or above.
Normally, the region logs 18 days each year at the century mark.
Today will likely up the 2012 count with one last day at 100-plus degrees, but then it is over for a while, if not for the year, Gudmestad said.
A cool front will push through Friday night, bringing with it a chance of storms. By Saturday, the front and storms should have pushed on through, Gudmestad said.
Overnight lows Saturday are expected to be in the upper 50s. Next week, warmer-than-normal temperatures are in the forecast, with highs in the mid-90s, Gudmestad said.
That’s enough relief for Chantanapumma.
“I’m pretty excited,” she said. “It will feel wonderful.”
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