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Old 06-22-2009, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Whenever people start wailing and worrying about the "weird" weather, I remember my first year in Austin, back in 1969. The weekend I met the man who would become my husband, we went walking in the snow (it was actually January 1970). A week later, we went hiking up Barton Creek (when you could still be "out in the country" just upstream from Barton Springs before the building started overlooking the creek), and it was in the low 90's.

I learned over the years that weather simply does that here. It's not weird; it's normal.
It does. At least for here, we've seen the same or worse over the past several decades. Drought/low lake levels and crazy temps. We have breaks from it some years and get a lot of rain and milder temps, but that's not really our climate.
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Old 06-23-2009, 06:06 AM
 
Location: rapid city sd
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Default right

me and my wife share the name .
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Old 06-23-2009, 08:32 AM
 
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me and my wife share the name .
That did cross my mind. Thanks for clearing up the confusion.
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Old 06-23-2009, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Broomfield, CO
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What's with the heat?? Well sir, you are in Austin--one of the hottest cities in the country in case you weren't aware. Yes, it has been hot, but just be thankful we don't have any humidity. A dry heat is always better horrible humidity like what they are dealing with in the midwest now. Temps in the mid 90's with heat indexs above 110F!! Now THATS miserable.

Quit your complaining and realize you live in a desertlike environment. Accept it!!


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The normal high for June is 91 degrees.
The record high for tomorrow is 101 degrees.
The weather forecast for the next four days is 103, 103, 104, 102!

Intellicast - Austin Weather Report in Texas (78735)

I expected this in August, not June.
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Old 06-23-2009, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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What's with the heat?? Well sir, you are in Austin--one of the hottest cities in the country in case you weren't aware. Yes, it has been hot, but just be thankful we don't have any humidity. A dry heat is always better horrible humidity like what they are dealing with in the midwest now. Temps in the mid 90's with heat indexs above 110F!! Now THATS miserable.

Quit your complaining and realize you live in a desertlike environment. Accept it!!
You're either a native or you have adapted VERY well! Austin always feels humid to me in the summer, as I can drive it from Midland or El Paso--and the first thing I notice in the Austin area when I get out of the car is the humidity!

But you're right...nothing compared to the Midwest (or even deep East Texas) humidity!
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Old 06-23-2009, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Up in a cedar tree.
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Bring on JULY baby!!
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Old 06-23-2009, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I don't remember the summer of 1980, but remember the Memorial Day floods the year after. That El Nino/La Nina effect? The hottest summer I can remember was in 2000, with temps around 112.
112? According to this weather page the record high was 109 in July 1954.


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Old 06-23-2009, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX!!!!
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112? According to this weather page the record high was 109 in July 1954.


Intellicast - Austin Historic Weather Averages in Texas (78735)
Well, you know, 105 might "feel like 112" with the heat index (I think that's what it is called) I've been reading all week on the statesman weather page 99 -feels like 103.
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Old 06-23-2009, 10:03 AM
 
Location: 78747
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I remember the summer of 2000 in Dallas. August brought a high-pressure system that parked over N. Texas for a month straight. No wind at all for a month, just heat. It started off as 100 for highs at the start of the month then around 105 highs for a fews days, and ratcheted up a few notches every few days and so on. The end of that month was surreal - 113 high for about a week at the end of it - what I can only refer to as "terminal thermocity" - where you truly believe the laws of physics will not allow it to get any hotter. I went out to Lake Lewisville in a car that had no a/c because I was young and broke. I had to keep the windows rolled up, or else the 150+ degree air hovering over the highway would burn me like a convection oven. I went out to place disc golf with only a quart of gatorade that was finished by the 4th hole. Everything was still, and there was no sound at all, just glare. The birds weren't chirping, squirrels were no where to be seen, even insects weren't flying, nothing was moving - dead silence. There was nobody on the lake that weekend as even the water was hot. It was early afternoon on a saturday, and my friend and I felt like we were the last people on earth.
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Old 06-23-2009, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Pflugerville
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112? According to this weather page the record high was 109 in July 1954.


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Nope, it was indeed officially 112 degrees.

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