AUSTIN (KXAN) — Warmth has been no stranger to Central Texas so far in 2023.
Through March 24, Austin (Camp Mabry) is experiencing its eighth-warmest (tied) start to the year on record. The average mean temperature, which accounts for the highs and lows of the day, is up to 59.3º year-to-date, which is over two degrees warmer than normal.
Austin’s Camp Mabry has broken six heat records so far in 2023 but set no cold records.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is also seeing heat records outnumber cold records this year.
We’ve also had two 90-degree+ days in Austin. We typically don’t see our first 90º day of the year until April 3 on average.
In-Depth: Heat records outpacing cold records
With data that goes back to the 1890s in Austin, you can see a clear trend for the last few decades thanks to Climate Central. New heat records are greatly outpacing cold records in Austin thanks to Climate Change.
When do we typically see our first triple-digit day of the year? In Austin, July 4 is the average first 100º day. In 2021 we reached the century mark on May 21.