2000 Southern United States heat wave

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MERRA2 data showing 2-Meter Temperature (in °C) and 500mb height fields at 7pm CDT on September 5th, 2000.
2000 Southern United States heat wave

Aided by drought, a heat wave persisted in late Summer 2000 along the southern tier of the United States from July to early September of that year[1]. Near the end of the period, daily, monthly, and even all-time record high temperatures were broken, with highs commonly peaking well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. On September 4, Houston hit 109 °F (42.8 °C) and Dallas peaked at 111 °F (43.9 °C)[2]; on September 5, Corpus Christi peaked at 109 °F (42.8 °C)[3], San Antonio peaked at 111 °F (43.9 °C)[4] while College Station and Austin reached 112 °F (44.4 °C)[3]. Damage totaled $4 billion, mainly due to wildfires and crop losses, and there were 140 deaths.[5]

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  1. ^ Heim. "Drought - Summer (JJA) 2000 | State of the Climate | National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)". www.ncdc.noaa.gov. Retrieved 2017-05-04. 
  2. ^ "Weather History for Dallas/Ft Worth, TX | Weather Underground". www.wunderground.com. Retrieved 2017-05-04. 
  3. ^ a b Ross,, Tom. "NCDC: September 2000 City/State Extremes". www.ncdc.noaa.gov. Retrieved 2017-05-04. 
  4. ^ "Weather History for San Antonio, TX | Weather Underground". www.wunderground.com. Retrieved 2017-05-04. 
  5. ^ "Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters: Overview | National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)". www.ncdc.noaa.gov. Retrieved 2017-05-04.