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Unread 08-03-2011, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Hmm, I seem to be without ac since the blower went out yesterday...ahh its only 94 in the house with 4 fans on me and the hamsters..
That's the way we coped with it during the '40s.
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Unread 08-03-2011, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Yeah, I don't get what's with the people saying this is normal. The hottest month ever recorded in a city known for its heat isn't normal. Neither is the worst drought in a generation.
Yours truly didn't say it was normal, just that personally I didn't notice too much difference. It's hot & dry.
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Unread 08-03-2011, 09:12 PM
 
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Yeah, I don't get what's with the people saying this is normal. The hottest month ever recorded in a city known for its heat isn't normal. Neither is the worst drought in a generation.
But it's the hottest month ever recorded by only a degree or two. As I mentioned before, there's not a whole heck of a lot of difference between 99 degrees and 100 degrees. After a while, it's just freakin' hot.

The drought is worse than usual, however.
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Unread 08-03-2011, 09:45 PM
 
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This is the earliest I remember it getting miserably hot in my 6 years in Austin. It doesn't seem particularly hotter this year, just hotter earlier.


Somewhere around Aug 7th is where the historical averages start to drop. It gets better from here on out (I keep telling myself this).
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Unread 08-03-2011, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I hope/think we have "peaked". The sun angle is declining so the sun can't maintain 108 for too much longer. When we get back to the mid 90's all will be okay again.
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Unread 08-03-2011, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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That's not what the weatherman said. He said August will stay hot. We may be peaking right now, but its not on a decline.
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Unread 08-04-2011, 12:10 AM
 
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Each additional degree over 100 seems like a big deal to me. It's almost like it impacts me exponentially. The high temps these last few weeks just have me wanting to stay indoors and looking for cooler climates I can vacation in ASAP. I'll be in Chicago this weekend with highs in the low 80s thankfully.

If this keeps up into September like it usually does, ACL should be interesting.
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Unread 08-04-2011, 04:32 AM
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Location: Jollyville
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Yeah, the hottest day on record ever was on Labor Day Weekend in September, 2000. It can definitely stay hot through September and looks like it will. Pray for an early cool front.

I agree with those that say this isn't normal though. I've been in Central Texas 34 years and I remember plenty of years where the averages in the 90's were what we got. August average is around 96 - what we have now is 10 degrees over that norm and it makes a huge difference. I can only hope it's just a cyclical pattern and not long term climate change because 90's don't bother me, but endless days of over 100 are just plain miserable!
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Unread 08-04-2011, 07:15 AM
 
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The people who say this feels like normal are missing the point between severity and length. There isn't much difference between 105 and 101, true. But when we're in the high 90s in March and will STILL be in the high 90s in late October with 70 days above 100 in between that...
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Unread 08-04-2011, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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We are screwed until the day after Halloween - which is when it usually cools off out here...
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