Image (click to enlarge): Total number of days with temperatures of 100° or higher to date at Austin, Texas, CapitalClimate chart from National Weather Service data
For the latest record annual total update, see:
Texas Toasted: Austin
Aug. 22, 7 PM CDT Update: The Austin high today was a daily record-tying 105°, last seen in 1925.
Waco has now extended its record annual total by a week, with 70 days through today.
Aug. 22, 3 PM CDT Update: The Austin temperature has reached 102°, tying 2009 with 68 total days so far this year. This is just one short of the record.
Aug. 15, 4 PM CDT Update: With 102° yesterday and at least 105° today, Waco has tied its annual record of 63 days with temperatures of 100° or higher. The 105° also ties the record for the date.
Aug. 15, 2 PM CDT Update: [Posting and updating delayed by Comcast's second multi-hour outage in 6 days.] After hitting 105° again yesterday, Austin is back to 100° this afternoon, bringing the annual total to 61.
Aug. 13, 6 PM CDT Update: The high today of 97° at Austin ends the streak at 27 days, breaking the old record by 6 days.
Aug. 12, 4 PM CDT Update: The current 102° at Austin extends the record streak of 100° temperatures to 27 days and the annual total to 59.
Dallas has tied its 4th highest annual total with 48 days, and Waco has tied its 2nd highest total with 61. The record streak at Waco is extended to 44 days.
Aug. 11, 8 PM CDT Update: Dallas ended its streak at 40 days with a high of 97°. The high at Waco was 104°.
Aug. 11, 4 PM CDT Update: Waco has broken its record streak with at least 102° and a 43rd consecutive day, but clouds have knocked Dallas back into the 80s, probably ending the streak there.
Aug. 11, 3 PM CDT Update: Austin is 101° at 3 pm. The record streak is 26 days and the annual total to date is 58 [chart updated].
Aug. 10, 3 PM CDT Update: Austin's temperature of 102° at 3 pm extends the record streak to 25 consecutive days and the yearly count to 57.
Waco has now tied its record with 42 consecutive days, equal to the streak of June 23 to Aug. 3, 1980. The 40th consecutive day at Dallas is still 2 short of the record.
Aug. 9, 3 PM CDT Update: The Austin temperature reached 100° by 2 pm for the 24th consecutive day and the 56th day so far this year.
Aug. 8, 4:30 PM CDT Update: The National Weather Service reports:
AUSTIN MABRY HAS HAD 23 CONSECUTIVE 100 DEGREE DAYS FROM JULY 17THAug. 8, 1 PM CDT Update: With a current Austin temperature of 100°, this is now the record-breaking 23rd consecutive day of 100° readings and the 55th so far this year.
THROUGH AUGUST 8TH. THIS BROKE THE RECORD FROM 1898 TO 2010 OF 21
DAYS FROM JULY 12 TO AUGUST 1...2001. AUSTIN BERGSTROM HAS HAD 10
CONSECUTIVE 100 DEGREE DAYS FROM JULY 30TH TO AUGUST 8TH...2011.
DEL RIO HAD 11 CONSECUTIVE 100 DEGREE DAYS FROM JULY 12TH TO
JULY 22ND...2011. SAN ANTONIO HAS HAD 8 CONSECUTIVE 100 DEGREE
DAYS FROM AUGUST 1ST TO AUGUST 8TH...2011.
THE TABLE BELOW SHOWS THE NUMBER OF 100 DEGREE DAYS SO FAR THIS YEAR
AT AUSTIN...DEL RIO...HONDO...NEW BRAUNFELS...AND SAN ANTONIO THROUGH
LOCATION 100 DEGREE DAYS
AS OF AUG 8
DEL RIO 61
NEW BRAUNFELS 40
AUSTIN MABRY 55
AUSTIN BERGSTROM INTL AP 42
SAN ANTONIO INTL AP 31
SAN ANTONIO STINSON 57
Aug. 7, 3 PM CDT Update: The Austin temperature of 102° at the current hour breaks the record for consecutive days with 100° temperatures. This is the 22nd consecutive day and the 54th so far this year [chart updated].
From the Austin Statesman police blotter:
Nude sunbather goes to hospital for second-degree burns
Aug. 7, 1 PM CDT Update: Right on schedule, Austin's temperature is up 4° in the last hour to 98°, so the record for consecutive days with 100° is likely to fall in the next hour or 2.
5 PM CDT Update: The high so far today was 104°, just 1° below the record originally set in 1923 and tied in 2009.
With a report of 100° as of 3 pm CDT, this is now the 21st consecutive day with temperatures of 100° or higher at Austin, Texas. That ties the record set from July 12 to August 1, 2001. It is also the 53rd 100°+ day so far this year, well ahead of the near-record pace in 2009. At this point in 2009, the total was 47. The record annual total is 69 in 1925.
Highs of at least 103° are forecast for the next 7 days as well, which would bring the total to 60.