LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Weather officials say Texas just finished the hottest June through August on record in the U.S.
National Weather Service meteorologist Victor Murphy told The Associated Press Thursday that Texas' 86.8 degree Fahrenheit (30.4 Celsius) average beat out Oklahoma's 85.2 degrees (29.6 Celsius) in 1934.
That Dust Bowl year is now third on the list for the three-month span, behind No. 2 Oklahoma's heat wave this June through August at 86.5 degrees (30.3 Celsius).
Both states and others in the nation's southern tier have baked in triple-digit heat this summer.
Louisiana's heat this June through August puts it in the fourth spot all-time — 84.5 degrees (29.2 Celsius).