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Moving up the H-O-T Ranks - 66 Days in Triple Digits and Counting

Today is day 66 of triple degree days.  We moved into third place lake travis austin tx weather droughtwith the all time most days over 100 in Austin TX weather history!

Second place is 68 days, and that will be tied on Monday. The all time record is 69 days which will be tied on Tuesday, and then BROKEN on Wednesday!!  At this point, there is no turning back. I remember in 2009 when we hit 68 days and then we had 98 and 99 a few more times,  but never hit 69 days. This year is different. We will definitely break this record!!

We desperately need some rain as wildfires are popping up all over the place...

It is H-O-T, hot! I find it funny when my mom wants to compare about how hot Dallas has been,  but they're only at 53 triple digit days.  Only 53...

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Comment balloon 16 commentsDonna Harris • August 20 2011 09:44AM


That is warm. So far, we have not had a really warm summer. (Knock on fireproof wood.)

Posted by Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County (Broadpoint Properties) almost 9 years ago

Everyone thinks Florida is hot. But the truth is that we rarely have days higher then 95 and triple digit is very rare.

I know, I know, dry heat.

Posted by Erv Fleishman, Luxury Prop Specialist Realty Associates (Realty Associates) almost 9 years ago


It has been hot. I am getting ready for a raindance. Rain will be a welcome site.

Posted by Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin (Austin Texas Homes) almost 9 years ago

Donna, that's really incrrediable! If we in Seattle have a day over 100 people would talk about it forever.



Posted by Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience (206 909-7536 almost 9 years ago

That is a lot of hot weather.  I would think that after a month you'd just get use to it a little bit more. Here in Manhattan we get a lot of humidity which is what really irritates a lot of people.  Good thing for air conditioning.

Posted by Eileen Hsu, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

Donna, thank goodness I'm not in Austin but in Arlington (Dallas Area to those not in the know) where it will ONLY be 107 today :)

Posted by Howard Weiss, Arlington & DFW, TX (Fathom Realty) almost 9 years ago

Good grief, that is a tad warm. The one solace that you have is that we will be freezing our butts off soon and you will be comfortable. Do a little rain dance.

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

Hope that you are not destined to set a new record.

Posted by David Spencer, Show Me real estate in Kansas City (Keller Williams Northland) almost 9 years ago

Kind of makes you miss the winter a bit, huh Donna?! Stay cool my friend.

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) almost 9 years ago

I was listening to a re-broadcast of Bill Norry last night and they had a guest that was predicting that the sun's solar flares could be predicted while they were building up to burst into space. And that Earth was going to be hit and would cause high heat temps.

They said they could even perdict exactly where on earth it would hit and even to the nation, and state! They went on to say it would cause record breaking high heat temps like in the early 1930's when the dust bowl hit! Remember that one?

So with that being said I guess it hit all of Texas and some of our neighbors! I wish they had stated when that broadcast was originally ran.

Posted by Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers (David Tracy Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

Our record number of 100 degree days here in Dallas is also 69...don't think we're gonna hit it least I hope not!

Hope you get some rain soon, Donna.  I know you need it!

Posted by George Scott Stevens, Renaissance Realty Group Dallas, TX 214-458-1647 ( almost 9 years ago

Wow, and I was complaining about a week of that heat.  You have it far worse.  I wouldn't want to see your electric bill.

Posted by Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor (Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael)) almost 9 years ago

Melissa, I think we're past "warm".

Erv, No dry heat in Austin!

A&M, Very welcomed!

Adrian, I'm from Tacoma, and I remember a day it was 92, HOT!!

Eileen, Used to it? I've lived in Texas for 27 years... not "used to" it yet.

Greg, My car temp did show 107 today!

Ellie, We've all been doing a rain dance for weeks!

David, The record is set to break on Wednesday. There's no stopping it!

Craig, I LOVE cold weather!!

Sussie, I don't remember the 1930's dust bowl as my mom wasn't a glimmer for me to be a glimmer, but I hope this year was a fluke and next year will be normal again!

George, The difference is the Dallas record is from 1980, which isn't too long ago; and the Austin record is from 1925!!  That's a long time ago!!

Suzanne, Actually, electric bill is not bad at all as we're in a newer home (2009 built) with radiant barrier and extra insulation throughout. They're half as much as when we lived in a house built in 2000.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - almost 9 years ago


1980 was my first year out of college and I was working as a building superintendent over a few subdivisions in North Dallas so I remember it well!  Typically, the weather in Austin is a lttle more humid than it is up our way, but I doubt that's the case this summer if you are reaching numbers like 107!  I know the aquifer is taking a beating down there and the lake levels are at drastic levels.  Hopefully, this upper level high will break soon so the hill country gets some rain!

All the best!



Posted by George Scott Stevens, Renaissance Realty Group Dallas, TX 214-458-1647 ( almost 9 years ago

It's been hot and I've never doubted how serious it was until I came to Phoenix. It's a different kind of heat. The heat seems to appear from the ground and the sun is right on your skin. Now that I've felt the Phoenix summer, I think I'm going to gladly go back to my  Frisco sun tomorrow without any complaints.

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.) almost 9 years ago

Donna, I hope your area gets some relief and soon! Wildfire season is alive and well and waiting for opportunity!

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Red Rock Real Estate) almost 9 years ago