COLLEGE STATION, Tex (KBTX) - We're plenty familiar with the AC/heater tug-of-war that many sunny winter days bring residents of the great state of Texas, but in 1996, for a stretch of at least a few days, not a single heater could be heard across the Brazos Valley.
Wednesday, February 21st, 1996 was the first of a 3 day stretch where temps climbed into the 90s, setting a record each day. Hopefully folks got to hit up the pool at least once in that stretch, where Friday afternoon saw a high of a cool, crisp, 90°.
This is also the earliest record of reaching 99°. Next of the same doesn't come until May 9th (2011).
Records go all the way back to 1882.
Record highs were also reached in Waco (96°) and Houston (89°) on February 21st.
Do you have any memories of this hot stretch in the 90s? We'd love to hear from you! Email Weather@kbtx.com