BROWNSVILLE (NEWS CENTER 23) — Today was a very warm day to start off the month of March. Highs in the upper 70's and some areas saw highs in the 80's.
And as we continue to warm up, you begin to realize we are barely in the month of March and not even in spring yet!
These warm temperatures will only increase as the sun begins to beam down on us more directly.
So that go me thinking, what has been the ultimate hottest day in Brownsville ever recorded?
If you recall last summer we saw some hot days, even beating out old records.
The hottest day in Brownsville ever recorded was 106, and that took place on March 27, of 1984.
Now if you think that is impressive, then you will never believe the hottest day ever recorded in Texas!
The lone star state recorded 120 degrees as the hottest day ever. This record high was reached on August 12, 1936, in Seymour, TX.
It's about 500 miles northwest of El Paso.
The year 1936 was a really hot one in the weather books across the nation.
15 states set their all-time record high that year.
Texas was one of just 10 states to have recorded a weather temperature reading of 120 degrees or higher.
But these statistics don't stop here.
What about the coldest it's ever been in Brownsville?
The city endured a a low of 13°F on January 04, 1911.
That makes it an 93° difference between the hottest and coldest day in Brownsville.
For Texas, those numbers are a little different.
The coldest its ever been in Texas was -23°, and that took place on February 8, 1933, in Seminole.
For those of you not familiar with Seminole, it's about 260 miles northeast of El Paso.
So the difference between the coldest and hottest day in the Lone Star state comes out to 143°!
There's no telling if we will break any records this year, but you can definitely bet, you will be in for a very hot summer.