Record heat continues!!June 27th, 2012 at 9:35 pm by David Mazza under Weather
Today we broke another record high temperature at Camp Mabry, and tied a record out at the airport (ABIA). The 106 we hit at Mabry broke a record that was set back in 1980 at 105 degrees and hit again in 2009. The 104 at ABIA tied a record set back in 1980. This record breaking heat seems more and more to be the norm in our area as many records have fallen this year and in the past few years. Below is a list of the record high temps recorded at Mabry for each month of the year.
Looking at the list you will notice 6 of the 12 monthly high temps have occurred in the past 16 years. Also, the high temp of 109 yesterday wasn’t just crazy hot for June, but for any time of the year here in Austin. In fact, there have only been 5 other days that have been hotter than yesterday here in Austin, and all of them have occurred since 2000!
Over the next 7 days I am not forecasting any more record temps, but we are going to be within a few degrees of the record high most of the next 7 days. Make sure to remember safety in the heat, lots of fluids, frequent breaks, light weight light colored clothing. Of course if you have elderly family and friends its always a good idea to help them out, especially with anything that will take them out in the heat. Children also need to avoid prolonged exposure to the heat.