Skip to comments.2009 shatters heat record (Austin, TX.)
Posted on 08/30/2009 12:33:29 PM PDT by wolfcreek
This is already the hottest summer in Austin's history shattering the previous record but the sweltering city might not be done setting dubious milestones in 2009.
Two more days of triple digits will tie the record for the most 100-degree temperatures in a year: 69 days of lawn-killing, air conditioner-straining heat. A typical year has 12 triple-digit days. The 1925 record appears safe for at least the next few days, with highs forecast in the 90s.
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We’re hot and We know it Ping!
Meanwhile, this am, it was in the high 40s here in Iowa. The farmers are sweating the crops becoming mature before the frost. I think we’re 15 degrees below normal.
Back in college I could live rather cheap in Austin without AC.
Now the liberals in Austin can finally bitch about global warming.
No, they would rather bitch about the escalating real estate prices, the condo towers that are being built downtown and all the a-holes from around the country that want to move here.
I actually feel bad for the farmers/ranchers here and elsewhere who are experiencing unusual weather.
Sick of listening to people who don’t have a stake in the weather conditions.
We go to cool spots to vacation (NM, CO, etc) Northerners should come to Texas for warmth. (just for vacation though)
We’ve sure enjoyed the cool mornings the past few days. Enough so that I’ve shut off the a/c and opened the windows for a while - up until it reaches about 80 outside. I may start shutting down and opening up at sundown here soon since I’ve almost accustomed myself to sleeping at 80 degrees anyway to save on the electricity - the nights seem to be getting much cooler.
Hey now, I bitch about those thing too. (we live outside the Liberal enclave in Williamson county)
Actually, a Liberal is the reason for those condos and the high cost of living. Wynn wanted 25,000 additional souls living downtown.
Hey Wolf, at least we didn’t have to mow!!! I just hope my yard comes back next year. I’m sure it’s done for this year.
Most of the farmers over here on this side just plowed everything back into the soil, it just wasn’t worth trying to keep going.
But the Austinites’ brains were fried years ago.
One good thing about the high real estate prices in Austin is that they are pushing people out of East Austin and into P-Ville and Round Rock. With that crime in Austin has decreased or been level while the same cannot be said for our northern suburbs.
Temps vary.. I guess more CO2 emissions in holistic Austin than oil drilling Wichita Falls.
gee, go figure.
Maybe I’ve been too busy to notice, but it hasn’t seemed warmer than normal to me except for those days when it spiked earlier than usual in July. We were talking at work that August hasn’t seemed as hot as usual. There’s almost been a nip in the air the last two mornings.
And we’ve had the coolest summers in years for two years in a row.
Pretty darn chilly here today. Temperature won’t go over 95 for sure(now where did I hide my overcoat)
Round Rock = donuts :)
Gonna be hard to *keep Austin weird* with all the Californians and Yankees taking up all the housing. LOL!
(or maybe just a different brand of weird)
In winter, western cities that are surrounded by mountains sometimes get an inversion layer of smog, of warm, dirty air that cannot rise through a layer of cold air above it.
A Russian industrial city had a dangerously bad version of a winter inversion layer, and came up with a novel solution. Big, black, tethered balloons.
When the sun hit the balloons, the skin of the balloons got hot, and gave off a column of hot air that went straight up from the balloons, and punched holes through the inversion layer like a straw. The trapped warm air below followed it up, taking the pollution with it, and allowing clean, cold air to come in and take its place.
What is weird is even with all the migration to Austin, the city still votes heavy Democrat, in fact Democrats are increasing their share of the vote in Austin and Travis County.
In my West Austin precinct in the 2008 GOP primaries I waited in line for one minute to vote. My wife who was with me waited in line for an hour and a half to vote in the Dem Primary.
what’s so weird about that... most immigrants from Cali and up North are dems. they want Texas to “learn” how to be progressive. Just like the sh#t holes they came from.
Wonder how much of that was due to 'Operation Chaos' from the Ditto heads out there.
LOL, it’s really cold here — 91!
My precinct, which is made up of homes that start at around 500k and go up to 3M voted 78% for Obama over McCain-Palin.
So I do not think there were a lot of Operation Chaos participants in my neck of the woods.
What a bunch of crybabies...A month ago I pulled into a Costco in Desert Palms, California to get gas. The thermometer under the pump canopy read 126! LOL!
I don’t think any year could be hotter in Austin than 1985.
It was 101 degrees - on Halloween - night - at 10.30.
Now that was a brutal summer.
Yup, the past 2 mornings gave us a little glimpse of Autumn, I do believe. I think the worst is finally over, thank heavens.
I wonder if they are measuring the temperature right above the concrete.
News from the Peoples Republic of Austin.
Meanwhile, the rest of Texas has seen a pretty mild summer - cooler than usual, actually.
Hot weather ping. We missed triple digits the past two days.
It’s now *tolerable* outside.
If we don’t break the all-time record, oh well...
No whining here, I'll gladly take it.
Its 46 at my house right now in S.E. Mich., tying an alltime record low.......
We bought a riding mower 2 years ago (with the Bush rebate) and have used it about 6 or 7 times. (already had to replace the battery)
We’re ready when the weather pattern changes.
Ya’ll might escape the coming brutal winter. (If you’re lucky)
I feel for the folks who are suffering.
Here in west Georgia it’s been one of the coolest
summers I can remember.
We went through a period in the 80s when we had
two months of +100 temps, it was horrible!
I know ya’ll are coming out of a serious drought.
Same here in South Texas. Combine the dry with the heat and they feed off each other.
You can say that again!
They say suffering builds character. Well, I'm done with my 4-month character-building exercise. Bring on the cool!
I was born, raised, and continue to live in (San Antonio) Texas. This is the hottest summer I have seen.
Well, we did have a real cold one last year and due to the cycles I suspect we have several more, maybe a few more ahead of us.......
Do a google on that guy, he has an interesting history. Ex-professional body builder and one time coach for the olympic wrestling team I belive.
Just rode the Hotter-N-Hell 100 in Wichita Falls Texas...
Any estimate on the turnout this year?.... Hope you did well and enjoyed the ride.
God Bless Texas!
“We have several neighbors relatively new to Texas who are throwing in the towel and moving out due to the heat.”
I’ve heard an exceptional number of people tell me the same. Can’t deal with this heat.
My Wife works with a bunch of Yankees who said they would never go back to shoveling snow all winter.
Guess it takes all kinds?
Dallas area has not been as bad this year, I don’t think, even though we’re just a few hours away.
Still, not nearly as hot as Phoenix or Las Vegas can get. I remember spending time in Phoenix during August several years ago and it was around 115 and hovering at triple digits all through the night. Not even close to Iraq either, with its 130 degree heat. I remember donning my son’s 40+ pound kevlar, LCE and body armor before he went to Iraq and knowing that our troops wear this stuff all day and night in those conditions. So, 102-105 ain’t so bad when put in context.
About 13,000 people. I finished without falling this year and improved by an hour. That was my fourth one and I can't tell you how enjoyable it was to go with some good friends and just ride. I'll tell you, that we said a prayer before we drove out there and we checked in on Thursday with NO LINE, got my goodie bag, found a place for our Motorhome and then the weather was perfect with cool temps, no flats and a tailwind at the end... what a great time. The Big Criterion Rider upstairs truly blessed us this year.
I'm trying to finish in the top 50 next year for my age group, but I doubt I could finish in the top 50 for the 70+ women.. yikes!!!! There are some real beasts out there.
I hope you had a great ride. Did you stop at that bar for beer at mile 98..... I swear it's the devil trying to keep riders from finishing...hahahahahahaha...
I don't think I could have sat down, had a beer and then finished. The worst part of the ride for me is that last hill on the bridge heading into downtown... it fakes you out.
I’d say just 20 or 30 miles to the north of us, isn’t even in a drought. There’s like this *evil* line where the rain and in turn, cooler temps won’t cross.
Thanks for the info. Sounds like you had a great time and the event was excellent. I’ve never been but have wanted to go. I’ve been thru Whitcha Falls and have thought about the ride, the rolling hills, the temp/humidity, etc. Hope you have many more successful rides.
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