Record high temperatures set for the first day of spring

OKLAHOMA CITY – The first day of spring saw temperatures in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas, that broke or tied records, including two who more than a century old.

The National Weather Service says 92 degrees in Tulsa on Monday, tying a record set in 1907. And a 92-degree reading in Lubbock, Texas, broke the record of 90 degrees set in 1916.

Other records are 92 degrees in Dallas to break the record of 91 set in 1932; 84 degrees in Houston to break the record of 83 set in 1980; and 85 degrees in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to break the 2011 record of 79 degrees.

Weather meteorologist Jonathan Kurtz in Norman, Oklahoma, said the heat is due to a high pressure system to pull in the heat of the desert of the southwest.

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