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Austin Breaks Cruel Record: 70 Days of 100-Degree Heat

...and there's little relief in sight
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 24, 2011 4:48 PM CDT
Austin, Texas, Breaks Cruel Record: 70 Days of 100-Degree Heat
Hot hot heat.   (©Aka Hige)

(Newser) – This isn't the kind of record that locals are likely to boast of with pride: Austin, Texas, today broke a record set in 1925 for the most days of 100-plus-degree heat. At 2pm a temperature of 100 degrees was recorded, making today the 70th day of triple-degree heat, reports the Austin American-Statesman. The bad news: Weekend temps could hit 108. The worse news: The Statesman reports that the triple-digit days aren't expected to end until early next month. (Read more heat stories.)

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