How hot will it get this summer?

It just may get 'crazy-hot' this year. We are projected to have a high of 106 today, and it's just the first day of Summer.

So what are we in for this year? The Old Farmer's Almanac is saying that it will be both hotter and dryer than usual (I guess we used up all our rainy days). Sure, the Old Farmer's Almanac is a pretty reliable source, but no source is more reliable than KAMC meteorologist Ron Roberts. Ron has delivered weather on the South Plains long enough to know what's up.

I reached out to Ron with the question, "What do you think our highest high of the year will be? and here was his answer:

Hi Wes. I'd predict around 114. By July monsoon moisture will move temperatures down!

Okay, so Ron kind of plays off 114 degrees as no big deal. That still seems mighty warm to me. In case your wondering our hot season runs through the middle of September so that's plenty of time to go higher. However, this is where Ron's expertise shines through, the hottest month of the year in Lubbock is July, and if he's seeing that "monsoon moisture" in the weather patterns, he may have just nailed it.

For the record, Ron's prediction of 114 would tie our all-time high temperature, but I want to go further. I have no expertise but that's not going to keep me from putting in a prediction of my own. Just because things have been so extreme, I'm going to say that we'll hit 117 one day. Again, there is no expertise behind that, I'm just throwing that out there.

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