If Texans know one thing, it's how to start an argument over beans and chili. But another thing we know is hot summers with high temperatures.

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As we enter the hottest season of the year, let's take a look at some record-breaking temps from years past in The Lone Star State.

4. Del Rio, June 21, 2023

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Very recent as far as broken records are concerned. That's right, just last year Del Rio made history by breaking their hottest temperature record three times within four days, reaching 115 degrees at its zenith.

3. Monahans, June 28, 1994

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The city in the West Texas desert, Monahans saw a record-breaking temp of 119 degrees the same year Brazil won the World Cup, what a time.

2. Big Bend National Park, June 23, 2023

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The Rio Grande Village saw their record-high this day also reaching a brisk 119 degrees.

1. Monahans, June 30, 1994

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And cheating their way with two spots in this ranking, Monahans, TX takes the number one spot as well with a whopping 120 degrees on this day 30 years ago.

RUNNER UP: Seymour, August 12, 1936

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Taking it old school with this one. To make the the '30s even more depressing... Seymour saw their record-high temperature of 120 degrees, tying with the number one spot for hottest Texas Temperature ever recorded.

Save energy during heatwaves

Saveonenergy.com provides ways in which you can help lower your electricity bill during heatwaves in Texas:

  • Use microwaves to heat your food rather than ovens
  • Use LED bulbs instead of traditional lightbulbs
  • Keep all unused electronics off when not in use
  • Run appliances outside of peak energy hours (1pm - 7pm)

The Coldest Recorded Temperature in Every State

Temperatures can get downright cold across the United States. However, some states are much, MUCH colder than others. See what the lowest recorded temperatures are for each state.

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LOOK: The most extreme temperatures in the history of every state

Stacker consulted 2021 data from the NOAA's State Climate Extremes Committee (SCEC) to illustrate the hottest and coldest temperatures ever recorded in each state. Each slide also reveals the all-time highest 24-hour precipitation record and all-time highest 24-hour snowfall.

Keep reading to find out individual state records in alphabetical order.

Gallery Credit: Anuradha Varanasi

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