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Old 08-04-2010, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Until someone proves otherwise, my research indicates that Austin is the hottest City in Texas, at least during the hottest month of the year, AUGUST.

Taking a look at Record High Temperatures in these Cities, it appears that Austin is much hotter then Dallas or San Antonio or even Houston.

Using Intellicast - Intellicast - Houston Historic Weather Averages in Texas (77061) to check the historical weather records....

I looked at the record high temperatures for each city in August. Austin had the highest number of days when the temperatures there exceeded the highs for Dallas, San Antonio and Houston.

High temperatures: Austin - Dallas - San Antonio - Houston

IN August
Austin 11111111111111= 14 days of highest temperature
Dallas 11111 11111 = 10 days of highest temperature
SanAnt 111 = 3
Houston = 0

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Old 08-04-2010, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I won't quarrel with your data.

But I don't think record highs indicate what people feel day in and day out.

According to that site, the August averages for Dallas are 76/96 vs 73/96 for Austin for highs and lows. That indicates that Dallas has more heat throughout the day on average.

In July, the averages are 77/96 for Dallas and 73/95 for Austin.

The differences aren't very big though!
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:53 PM
 
Location: central Austin
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What about Brownsville and Laredo? I've experienced 100 degrees in Laredo in FEBRUARY!
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Where I live.
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What about Brownsville and Laredo? I've experienced 100 degrees in Laredo in FEBRUARY!
Yes. It's not unusual for both Laredo and Presidio to have the highest statewide temps--and I've even seen both for NATIONWIDE highs from time to time.

But....Midland-Odessa is hotter than Austin is right now--98 and 93 respectively.

Texas is just plain hot, period.

But it's hotter here in NM yet, at 97. I'm deathly SICK of summer.
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Laredo has some impressive temps! Averages for August are 75/101. July is 75/102!

And in 1986 Laredo recorded a 103 in February. Damn.
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I don't think record highs = hottest place. It might just mean that we are more prone to extreme swings.. but those could be at a lower frequency than the other places. And that data doesn't provide average highs, highest average lows, and overall average temperatures. Not to mention heat index. All of which could provide claims to "hottest" city.

What is interesting is that it looks like over 50% of those record highs in August happened during a single 2-3 year stretch from 1923-1925. Kind of like our 2008-2009 stretch of dry (and also extremely hot) summers.

But no doubt Austin is hot, and August is hottest here.
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:28 PM
 
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dude u are incorrect! the hottest place in texas is the southeast due to the humidity and heat combined ive been to austin in august and ya it gets in the 100s but the humidity isnt as high now in htown it gets in the 100s but with 90% humiditiy
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:29 PM
 
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I no longer complain about the heat. I spent a year living in the Pacific Northwest. That gave me a quick attitude adjustment!
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:43 PM
 
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Record high temperatures are an inaccurate way of determining if one place is hotter than another. I don't even think I need to explain the reasoning for that.
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:33 PM
 
Location: 78747
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I spent a week in Dallas when the highs were 110-115 for a week. Going outside during the day felt like stepping into an episode of the Twilight Zone. Hallucinatory, claustrophobic heat, and everyone was gone.

Last edited by jobert; 08-04-2010 at 10:51 PM..
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