AUSTIN (KXAN) — This summer in Austin ranks in the top 10 for the most triple-digits days in a single year.
As of Aug. 10, Camp Mabry, Austin’s official reporting site, has hit 100° a total of 60 times.
That means 2022 is now ranks #5 for the most 100° days in a year.
2011 had the most triple-digits days ever, with 90 in total. We’re currently running slightly ahead of pace compared to 2011. We’ve had 60 100° days so far this year, compared to 57 at this time in 2011.
Increase in extreme temperatures
Since records began in 1897, Austin has hit 105° on 182 separate days, and the data shows it’s becoming more common.
Between 1897 and 1999, Camp Mabry hit 105° 73 times. Since 2000, we’ve hit that mark 109 times.
Prior to September 2000, Austin had never hit 110°. Since then, Camp Mabry has hit that mark seven times.
Early August is typically Austin’s hottest time of the year, with average high temperatures of 99°. The August outlook from the Climate Prediction Center shows Austin is likely to be both hotter than normal and drier than normal.