Christmas Eve and Christmas brought heat across the Shreveport area. In fact some communities broke heat records. The National Weather Service reports Tyler, Texas tied the record high for Christmas Eve as the temperature climbed to 78 degrees on Friday. The previous record of 78 was set in 1942. Shreveport Bossier climbed near the record as the temp climbed to 78 degrees Friday. But the record for the 24th of December is 84 set in 1955.

How Hot Did It Get on Christmas Day?

For Christmas Day, the high recorded at Shreveport Regional Airport was 79. That falls short of the record high of 83 degrees set in 1964. Texarkana did set a record on Christmas day climbing to 79 this year, just beating the old record of 78 set way back in 1922.

Natchitoches also broke a record on Christmas Day with a high temperature of 80 degrees. Longview also broke the old record of 78 as the temp on Christmas Day climbed to 81 degrees this year.

Dallas Metro Area Also Sets Record Temps for Christmas

More records also fall in the Dallas area where the temps soared in several communities for Christmas Day. The Saturday temp climbed to 82 degrees at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, breaking a Christmas Day record for North Texas. The National Weather Service in Fort Worth reports the old record was 80 degrees, set in 2016.

Other counties just west of Dallas saw temperatures climb into the mid 80’s on Christmas Day.

Many folks enjoyed Christmas wearing shorts and flip flops rather than jackets and gloves.

But the heat will give way to cooler temperatures as the New Year approaches. If you want to take a closer look at the National Weather Service record data, click here.

We do not expect to see deep cold in December. The National Weather Service says the typical pattern is turning cold one day and a warming trend a couple of years later.


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