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Checking in on Austin’s 100º day count

Our readers submitted their best guesses as to how many 100º days Austin will see. Here’s how many are still in the running.

The Austin skyline, seen from the boardwalk over Lady Bird Lake.

We hope you’re staying safe and cool during this triple-digit heat, Austin.

Photo by ATXtoday

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s been pretty hot lately.

We started our summer with a little game to find out which of our readers can get the closest to predicting the number of triple-digit days recorded in ATX in 2023.

Now we’re halfway through the season and have already broken multiple heat records — including the record for longest streak of 100º days, which was today — so let’s check in on where our readers stand.

According to data from the National Weather Service, the Austin area has seen 43 triple-digit days this year, including yesterday.

Already, that kicks 26% of our respondents out of the running, but don’t worry: more than 70 of you are still in the game.

However, as 100º days remain in the forecast for the foreseeable future, it’s possible ATX will see more than 65 triple-digit days before September comes, which would leave just 29 readers in the running.

A graphic showing the number of 100º by month in 2011, 2022, and 2023.

Compared to last year and to 2011 — the year with the most recorded 100º in Austin — 2023 has had fewer triple-digit days so far.

Graphic by ATXtoday, all data from the National Weather Service

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