26 February 2004

So just how hot is it in Austin, really?

After some controversy over just how bad the weather gets in Austin, I decided to go pick up some actual historical data from the NOAA web site.

First, the monthly averages, in turn averaged for 1931-2000:

City Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Austin TX 52.1 55.7 62.2 69.4 75.9 81.6 84.1 84.1 79.3 71.2 61.0 54.3
Boston MA 24.7 26.4 35.2 45.9 57.0 65.9 71.0 69.1 61.1 50.7 40.5 29.0
Minneapolis MN 9.4 15.1 27.4 43.4 56.8 66.5 71.3 68.7 58.9 47.4 29.7 15.6

Of course, averages don’t tell the whole story—so I took the last ten years of monthly maximum temperatures, and found the maximum of the maxima for each of three locations…

City Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Boston area 42.66 45.26 54.47 64.2 77.3 84.28 89.29 83.74 78.31 67.63 58.38 47.65
San Antonio 67.76 73.96 78.47 85.17 93.47 99.16 100.36 98.86 94.77 86.77 76.97 67.56
Minneapolis 35.08 37.68 51.66 62.76 76.76 83.78 87.38 84.58 78.67 62.57 51.27 34.18

Now we’re watching “Insomniac” with Dave Atell. By some strange quirk of fate Dave’s in Austin in this episode. I must say, sara seems to approve of the all-female roller derby…

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