2011 August hottest on record

September 2nd, 2011 at 2:10 pm by under Weather

Looking ahead to this holiday weekend, it’ll stay hot with temperatures above normal. Normal is 94 degrees right now.

A cold front will move through north Texas Sunday. The tail end of it hits us Monday. This will help temperatures finally fall to the normal range next week. Woo! We’ll be watching it very closely in the 7-day outlook.

Looking back,though, August will be unforgettable. 2011 has broken two weather records. August 2011 was the hottest month on record and the hottest August on record.

Here’s more from the NWS:

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
254 PM CDT THU SEP 1 2011

...RECORD BREAKING HEAT FROM JUNE TO AUGUST OF 2011...

AUGUST 2011 WAS THE WARMEST ALL TIME MONTH AND AUGUST AT AUSTIN MABRY
SINCE 1854...AND AT SAN ANTONIO SINCE 1885.  THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
AT AUSTIN MABRY WAS 91.6 DEGREES BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD WARMEST
ALL TIME MONTH OF 89.7 DEGREES IN JULY OF 2011.  THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE AT SAN ANTONIO WAS 90.0 DEGREES...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS
RECORD WARMEST ALL TIME MONTH OF 88.7 DEGREES IN JULY OF 2009. AT
DEL RIO AUGUST 2011 WAS THE WARMEST AUGUST...WITH THE AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE AT 90.1...BREAKING THE PREVIOUS RECORD WARMEST AUGUST OF
89.3 DEGREES IN AUGUST OF 1952. AT AUSTIN BERGSTROM...AUGUST 2011 WAS
THE 2ND WARMEST AUGUST...WITH THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE AT 88.3
DEGREES.

THE LIST BELOW SHOWS THE WARMEST AUGUST MONTHS THROUGH YEAR 2011.

THE WARMEST AUGUST MONTHS AT AUSTIN MABRY FROM 1854 TO 2011 ARE
LISTED BELOW.

1. AUGUST OF 2011  91.6...WARMEST ALL TIME MONTH AT AUSTIN MABRY
2. AUGUST OF 2009  89.1
3. AUGUST OF 2010  88.7
4. AUGUST OF 2006  88.5

THE WARMEST AUGUST MONTHS AT AUSTIN BERGSTROM FROM 1943 TO 2011 ARE
LISTED BELOW.

1. AUGUST OF 1951 AND 1985   89.0
2. AUGUST OF 2011  88.3
3. AUGUST OF 1954  88.1
4. AUGUST OF 1952  88.0

THE WARMEST AUGUST MONTHS AT DEL RIO FROM 1906 TO 2011 ARE LISTED
BELOW.

1. AUGUST OF 2011  90.1
2. AUGUST OF 1952  89.3
3. AUGUST OF 2009  89.2
4. AUGUST OF 1911 AND 1951  89.0

THE WARMEST AUGUST MONTHS AT SAN ANTONIO FROM 1885 TO 2011 ARE LISTED
BELOW.

1. AUGUST OF 2011  90.0...WARMEST ALL TIME MONTH AT SAN ANTONIO
2. AUGUST OF 2006 AND 2009  88.3
3. AUGUST OF 1962 AND 2010  87.5
4. AUGUST OF 1993  87.3

JUNE TO AUGUST 2011 WAS THE WARMEST JUNE TO AUGUST OF RECORD AT
AUSTIN MABRY...DEL RIO...AND SAN ANTONIO.  AT AUSTIN BERGSTROM
JUNE TO AUGUST 2011 WAS THE 5TH WARMEST JUNE TO AUGUST SINCE 1943.

THE LIST BELOW SHOWS THE WARMEST JUNE TO AUGUST PERIODS THROUGH
YEAR 2011 AT AUSTIN...DEL RIO...AND SAN ANTONIO.

AT AUSTIN MABRY THE WARMEST JUNE TO AUGUST PERIODS FROM 1854 TO 2011
ARE LISTED BELOW.

1.  89.5   JUNE TO AUGUST 2011
2.  88.4   JUNE TO AUGUST 2009
3.  86.7   JUNE TO AUGUST 1998 AND 2008
4.  86.2   JUNE TO AUGUST 1925 AND 1980
5.  86.1   JUNE TO AUGUST 1923
6.  85.8   JUNE TO AUGUST 1956...2006 AND 2010

AT AUSTIN BERGSTROM THE WARMEST JUNE TO AUGUST PERIODS FROM 1943 TO
2011 ARE LISTED BELOW.

1.  87.2   JUNE TO AUGUST 1954
2.  87.0   JUNE TO AUGUST 1956
3.  86.9   JUNE TO AUGUST 1953
4.  86.7   JUNE TO AUGUST 1951
5.  86.6   JUNE TO AUGUST 2011
6.  86.4   JUNE TO AUGUST 1958

AT SAN ANTONIO THE WARMEST JUNE TO AUGUST PERIODS FROM 1885 TO 2011
ARE LISTED BELOW.

1.  88.0   JUNE TO AUGUST 2011
2.  87.8   JUNE TO AUGUST 2009
3.  86.2   JUNE TO AUGUST 1980 AND 1994
4.  86.0   JUNE TO AUGUST 1998
5.  85.9   JUNE TO AUGUST 2006
6.  85.6   JUNE TO AUGUST 1962

AT DEL RIO THE WARMEST JUNE TO AUGUST PERIODS FROM 1906 TO 2011
ARE LISTED BELOW.

1.  89.0   JUNE TO AUGUST 2011
2.  88.8   JUNE TO AUGUST 2009
3.  88.7   JUNE TO AUGUST 1998
4.  88.5   JUNE TO AUGUST 1953
5.  88.4   JUNE TO AUGUST 2001
6.  87.8   JUNE TO AUGUST 1951

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 112 DEGREES AT AUSTIN MABRY ON SUNDAY...
AUGUST 28...2011 TIED THE ALL TIME RECORD HIGH OF 112...PREVIOUSLY
SET SEPTEMBER 5...2000. THIS ALSO BROKE THE ALL TIME RECORD HIGH FOR
THE MONTH OF AUGUST...WHICH WAS 110 DEGREES SET AUGUST 8...2003 AND
AUGUST 27...2011.

A RECORD HIGH FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST OF 110 DEGREES WAS SET AT
AUSTIN BERGSTROM AND SAN ANTONIO ON SUNDAY...AUGUST 28...2011.
THIS BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD AUGUST HIGH AT AUSTIN BERGSTROM
OF 108 SET AUGUST 8...2003 AND AUGUST 27...2011...AND OF 108 SET
AT SAN ANTONIO ON AUGUST 19...1986.

THE RECORD DAILY HIGH OF 107 DEGREES AT DEL RIO ON SUNDAY...
AUGUST 28...2011 AND MONDAY...AUGUST 29...2011 WAS BELOW THE ALL TIME
AUGUST HIGH AT DEL RIO OF 109 DEGREES SET ON AUGUST 17TH IN 1969.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT RECORD TOTAL 100 DEGREE DAYS...AND
CONSECUTIVE 100 DEGREE DAYS CAN BE FOUND BELOW. ALSO LISTED IS THE
CURRENT NUMBER OF 100 DEGREE DAYS IN 2011 FOR ADDITIONAL SOUTH
CENTRAL TEXAS LOCATIONS...AS OF AUGUST 31...2011.

THE LIST BELOW SHOWS THE TOP 10 MOST 100 DEGREE DAYS IN A YEAR FOR
AUSTIN...DEL RIO...AND SAN ANTONIO AS OF AUGUST 31...2011.

AUSTIN MABRY MOST 100 DEGREE DAYS IN A YEAR 1898 TO AUGUST 31...2011

  1.  76 IN 2011 - AS OF AUG. 31...2011
  2.  69 IN 1925
  3.  68 IN 2009
  4.  66 IN 1923
  5.  50 IN 2008
  6.  42 IN 2000
  7.  40 IN 1963 AND 2001
  8.  38 IN 1998
  9.  34 IN 1924...1956 AND 2006
 10.  33 IN 1951

AUSTIN BERGSTROM MOST 100 DEGREE DAYS IN A YEAR 1943 TO AUGUST 31...2011

  1.  63 IN 2011 - AS OF AUG. 31...2011
  2.  55 IN 2009
  3.  50 IN 1998
  4.  43 IN 1951
  5.  42 IN 2000
  6.  39 IN 1954
  7.  38 IN 1956
  8.  36 IN 1953
  9.  31 IN 2006
 10.  30 IN 1980 AND 1982

DEL RIO MOST 100 DEGREE DAYS IN A YEAR 1906 TO AUGUST 31...2011

  1.  79 IN 2011 - AS OF AUG. 31...2011
  2.  78 IN 1953
  3.  72 IN 2001
  4.  69 IN 1951 AND 1969
  5.  65 IN 2009
  6.  64 IN 2000
  7.  56 IN 1980
  8.  55 IN 1911
  9.  52 IN 1956
 10.  51 IN 1996

SAN ANTONIO MOST 100 DEGREE DAYS IN A YEAR 1885 TO AUGUST 31...2011

  1.  59 IN 2009
  2.  50 IN 2011 - AS OF AUG. 31...2011
  3.  36 IN 1998
  4.  33 IN 1948
  5.  32 IN 1951
  6.  31 IN 1980
  7.  29 IN 1994 AND 2006
  8.  28 IN 1989
  9.  26 IN 1962
 10.  25 IN 1996

A LIST OF THE RECORD TOP 10 CONSECUTIVE 100 DEGREE DAYS AT AUSTIN...
DEL RIO...AND SAN ANTONIO FOLLOWS.

AUSTIN MABRY MOST CONSECUTIVE 100 DEGREE DAYS 1898 TO AUGUST 2011

  1.   27 - JULY 17 TO AUGUST 12...2011
  2.   21 - JULY 12 TO AUGUST 1...2001
  3.   19 - JULY 12 TO JULY 30...1925
  4.   18 - AUGUST 6 TO AUGUST 23...1925
  5.   16 - AUGUST 3 TO AUGUST 18...2009*
  6.   14 - JULY 2 TO JULY 15...2011*
  7.   13 - AUGUST 10 TO AUGUST 22...1923
  8.   12 - AUGUST 13 TO AUGUST 24...2010*
  9.   11 - AUGUST 14 TO AUGUST 24...2011*
 10.   10 - JUNE 12 TO JUNE 21...2011*

* - ALSO OCCURRED ON PREVIOUS DATES

AUSTIN BERGSTROM MOST CONSECUTIVE 100 DEGREE DAYS 1943 TO
AUGUST 2011

  1.   23 - JULY 27 TO AUGUST 18...1951
  2.   14 - JULY 30 TO AUGUST 12...2011*
  3.   13 - AUGUST 3 TO AUGUST 15...1962
  4.   12 - JULY 12 TO JULY 23...2000*
  5.   11 - AUGUST 14 TO AUGUST 24...2011*
  6.   10 - AUGUST 3 TO AUGUST 12...2009*
  7.    9 - JULY 20 TO JULY 28...2011*
  8.    8 - AUGUST 20 TO AUGUST 27...2009*
  9.    7 - JULY 14 TO JULY 20...1989*
 10.    6 - JULY 10 TO JULY 15...2011*

* - ALSO OCCURRED ON PREVIOUS DATES

DEL RIO MOST CONSECUTIVE 100 DEGREE DAYS 1906 TO AUGUST 2011

  1.   50 - JUNE 17 TO AUGUST 5...1980
  2.   32 - JULY 4 TO AUGUST 4...1998
  3.   28 - JULY 19 TO AUGUST 15...1962
  4.   26 - JULY 31 TO AUGUST 25...1911
  5.   25 - AUGUST 3 TO AUGUST 27...2009*
  6.   22 - JULY 1 TO JULY 22...1978
  7.   21 - JULY 29 TO AUGUST 18...1953
  8.   20 - JULY 10 TO JULY 29...2000
  9.   18 - JUNE 11 TO JUNE 28...1953
 10.   17 - AUGUST 3 TO AUGUST 19...1956

* - ALSO OCCURRED ON PREVIOUS DATES

SAN ANTONIO MOST CONSECUTIVE 100 DEGREE DAYS 1885 TO AUGUST 2011

  1.   21 - JULY 24 TO AUGUST 13...1962
  2.   12 - AUGUST 1 TO AUGUST 12...2011*
  3.   11 - JUNE 23 TO JULY 3...1980
  4.   10 - AUGUST 15 TO AUGUST 24...2011*
  5.    9 - JULY 11 TO JULY 19...1998*
  6.    8 - JULY 22 TO JULY 29...2011*
  7.    7 - AUGUST 31 TO SEPTEMBER 6...2000*
  8.    6 - JUNE 14 TO JUNE 17...2011*
  9.    5 - JUNE 12 TO JUNE 16...2009*
 10.    4 - AUGUST 14 TO AUGUST 17...2009*

* - ALSO OCCURRED ON PREVIOUS DATES

THE TABLE BELOW SHOWS THE NUMBER OF 100 DEGREE DAYS THIS YEAR
THROUGH AUGUST 31...2011 AT AUSTIN...DEL RIO...HONDO...LA GRANGE...
NEW BRAUNFELS...AND SAN ANTONIO.

DEL RIO                        79
NEW BRAUNFELS                  61
AUSTIN MABRY                   76
AUSTIN BERGSTROM INTERNATIONAL 63
SAN ANTONIO INTERNATIONAL      50
SAN ANTONIO STINSON            79
HONDO                          70
LA GRANGE                      45

4 Responses to “2011 August hottest on record”

  1. Norman Whitt says:

    It would be nice to have a space on your website that just displays the number of days over 100*.

  2. Natalie Stoll says:

    Hi Norman,
    We do! It’s on our weather homepage http://www.kxan.com/subindex/weather
    Look on the right hand side.

  3. Linda A says:

    It’s not correctly updated, though. I believe today was day #78.
    May – 3 days
    June – 15 days
    July – 29 days
    August – 29 days
    Sept – 2 days

    Source: http://www.weather.gov/climate/index.php?wfo=ewx, looking at Camp Mabry data.

    1. Robert Sims says:

      Good catch, Linda. I’ve updated the graphic.