Nice week ahead, relatively speakingJune 10th, 2012 at 9:24 pm by David Mazza under Weather
Today was the hottest day of the year so far, with a high temperature of 97 at both Camp Mabry and at ABIA. The forecast for the next week actually shows hotter temperatures for Monday afternoon with a high of 98, but then a small cool down. Normal high temperatures for this week range from about 92 today to 93 by next weekend. So on paper, our forecast for the next week would appear to be quite hot, with highs ranging from 98 tomorrow to 94 by the 2nd half of the week. Don’t get me wrong, it is quite warm, but not compared to last year. I went back and looked at the data from 2011, and it was pretty crazy. In fact, last year we set record high temps on June 13th, then for 5 straight days on June 15-19th.
Below is a graphic showing our high today, and the forecast forecast for the next 7 days. Below it I posted the readings from last year, the numbers in orange are the record high temps that were set on that day here in Austin.
Below are the 43 record high temperatures that we set last year here in Austin. Notice that the data hits a wall come the fall, right around the same time it finally started to rain once again. No record highs were set in October, November, or December of last year.