AUSTIN (KXAN) — Coming off the second-hottest summer on record in Austin and an unusually warm start to October, another record is now in jeopardy — the most number of 90-degree days ever seen in a year.
As of Sunday 2022 is currently tied with 2011 for the most number of days at or above 90° at 164 days. Austin-Bergstrom is also currently tied with 2011 at 155 days.
90° highs for 2022 will remain at 164 days for the next week.
When are 90s normal?
Austin’s average high climbs to 90° on May 26 and stays at or above that mark until Sept. 23.
What about 100° days?
2011 still solidly holds the title for the most number of triple-digit days ever seen in a year with 90 days.
We made a run at the record earlier this year but then plateaued at 68 days late summer with the most recent triple-digit day falling on Aug. 20.