Summer is just a couple of months away, so here are the top 10 longest streaks of days with temperatures over 90 degrees in the Midland/Odessa area since weather records started being kept in 1930.

  1. 94 Days - June 3-September 4, 2020 - This was the first summer of the pandemic, and it proved to be one of the years we had the most consecutive days of temperatures at 90 degrees or warmer.
  2. 92 Days - May 19-August 18, 1953 - This record lasted 67 years before it was surpassed by 2 days in the summer of 2020.
  3. 89 Days - June 14-September 10, 1951 - It seems like the early 1950s turned out to be a hot one here in the Midland/Odessa area.
  4. 85 Days - May 21-August 13, 2011 - This is the only other summer in the 21st Century to have the longest number of consecutive 90 or over degree days.
  5. 75 Days - June 2-August 15, 1964 - This is one of only two summers in the 1960s where temperatures stayed 90 degrees or above for more than 60 days or 2 months.
  6. 74 Days - June 24-September 5, 1977 - This is the only streak of 90 or above degree days in the top 10 from the decade of the 1970s.
  7. 70 Days - July 6-September 13, 1983 - This also is the only streak of 90 or above degree days in the top 10 from the 1980s.
  8. 69 Days - June 17-August 24, 1969 - The Summer of Love turned out to be one of the top 10 longest numbers of consecutive days at 90 degrees or warmer.
  9. 68 Days - June 17-August 23, 1947.
  10. 65 Days - June 24-August 27, 1946.

The records from the 1940s are still hanging in there but by a thread. We will see if the summer of 2022 will be a record-setting one as far as the number of consecutive days at 90 degrees or over.
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