Austin continues its hottest year on record

Temperature data from both Camp Mabry (Austin) and ABIA is showing that 2017 is still on track to be the area’s hottest year on record.

The image above from NOAA satellite records shows that this is not only an “urban heat island” effect where increased development leads to hotter inner-cities. Most of the land area in Central and South Texas is also experiencing the hottest year on record to date.

Through June 30, the average temperature from the year is a full 1ºF above the #2 hottest on record at both climate sites. For some perspective on how wide of a margin that really is, a 1ºF span houses the #2 – #9 years on the list.

(Data courtesy: Bob Rose / LCRA)

AUSTIN (CAMP MABRY)

Rank Ending Date Mean Avg Temperature Jan 1 to Jun 30 Missing Count
1 2017-06-30 70.3 0
2 2012-06-30 69.3 0
3 2006-06-30 69.1 0
2000-06-30 69.1 0
5 2011-06-30 68.9 0
1990-06-30 68.9 0
7 2009-06-30 68.8 0
8 2008-06-30 68.3 0
1999-06-30 68.3 0
10 1998-06-30 67.6 0

 

AUSTIN BERGSTROM AIRPORT

Rank Ending Date Mean Avg Temperature Jan 1 to Jun 30 Missing Count
1 2017-06-30 69.4 0
2 1990-06-30 68.4 0
3 1972-06-30 68.1 1
4 1953-06-30 68.0 0
5 1994-06-30 67.9 8
6 2006-06-30 67.7 0
1971-06-30 67.7 0
1956-06-30 67.7 4
9 1954-06-30 67.6 0
10 2012-06-30 67.5 0

 

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