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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
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.

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Aug 25, 2011 12:45 AM CDT
Why course this heres Texas and it gits hot in sumer we aint no sneaker wearin yuppo I live in Blue Pig Texas and it gets warm but we like it that way we eat jalapeno peppers for breakfest all this here glowbal warmer stuff is stupid down hear you hava be tough we are Texas tough. Texas strong. Texas. Hook Emm
Aug 24, 2011 8:57 PM CDT
hey call in perry. he'll solve it! "well i wake up in the morning. fold my hands and pray for rain. i got a head full of ideas that are driving me insane..." not quite as good as "you betcha" but kinda close.
Aug 24, 2011 6:03 PM CDT
Sure glad they moved ACL back to the middle of September.....