San Antonio, Austin experience record-breaking summer heat wave – mySA

KSAT Meteorologist Sarah Spivey tweeted a graphic showing all but two days in July were above 100 degrees, with an average high of 101.6 degrees.

The National Weather Services announced via social media on Sunday, July 31, that San Antonio and Austin are experiencing record temperatures over a record period of time.

“When the books are closed on July after today, both locations will have seen 3 straight months of record high temperatures,” the post reads. “As far as we can tell, this is the first time that’s ever happened at either site.”

The post states that both San Antonio and Austin have 50 days above 100 degrees, and more could easily be in the near future. The previous record for San Antonio was in 2009, when the city recorded 59 days over 100 degrees. In 2011, Austin recorded 90 days.

Elsewhere, local watering holes are reeling from the lack of rain. Jacob’s Well Natural Area in Wimberley closed for swimming. The park is still open, but a stoppage of water flow, the fourth on record, has stopped all swimming reservations, according to a MySA report.

The National Weather Service also named a few cities that have received more rain than San Antonio this year. As of Monday, August 1, San Antonio has received 5.12 inches of rain.

Flagstaff, Arizona, has received 6.83 inches of rain to date; Salt Lake City, Utah, received 5.58 inches; and Clayton, New Mexico, has had 7.78 inches.

At least we have manguera water to keep us from drying out completely.

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