Much of Texas continued roasting today in record-breaking, triple-digit temperatures that sent utility companies scrambling to keep up with demand.
Austin was sweltering in 112-degree heat, breaking the city’s all-time high of 107. That record had been broken Monday when the temperature hit 110.
In Austin, TX we broke another heat record made in 1923. The number of days at 100+, now at 70. The old record in 1923 was 69 days at 100+.
How are all of you holding up in the Texas heat? Are you changing any of your daily activities to compensate for the hot weather outside?
I'm from Austin, TX and we hit 70 days of 100+ heat the other day. That article must be old.
July 21, 2011 by Citizen Carol
Oh yeah. It looks like the 37 number must have been consecutive days over 100, and 70 (72 now!) was the number of days all year over 100. They just didn't word that ABC News article very well.
I used to live in Austin (went to UT), and the last time I visited in the summer, I thought I was going to die because it was so hot and humid relative to here (Dallas-Ft. Worth area). Our temps are just as high, but it's not very humid here. It was a few years ago, and it's not that humid all the time, but it felt worse than Houston that time! I had never really thought that Austin was much more humid, but it might be. And humidity just makes these ridiculous temps unbearable!
Yeah, ABC worded that article strangely. I went back to read it. They are just testing us.
It's even hot at night. I just went for a walk. Felt like it was 98 outside.
The grass in my yard died because of the water restrictions and the heat. Some of the trees are looking stressed as well.
I hope you have a nice weekend. Thanks for replying to my first discussion! : )