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:

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  Jan
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  Feb
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  Mar
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  Apr
</td>

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  May
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  Jun
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  Jul
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  Aug
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  Sep
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  Oct
</td>

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  Nov
</td>

<td>
  Dec
</td>
<td>
  52.1
</td>

<td>
  55.7
</td>

<td>
  62.2
</td>

<td>
  69.4
</td>

<td>
  75.9
</td>

<td>
  81.6
</td>

<td>
  84.1
</td>

<td>
  84.1
</td>

<td>
  79.3
</td>

<td>
  71.2
</td>

<td>
  61.0
</td>

<td>
  54.3
</td>
<td>
  24.7
</td>

<td>
  26.4
</td>

<td>
  35.2
</td>

<td>
  45.9
</td>

<td>
  57.0
</td>

<td>
  65.9
</td>

<td>
  71.0
</td>

<td>
  69.1
</td>

<td>
  61.1
</td>

<td>
  50.7
</td>

<td>
  40.5
</td>

<td>
  29.0
</td>
<td>
  9.4
</td>

<td>
  15.1
</td>

<td>
  27.4
</td>

<td>
  43.4
</td>

<td>
  56.8
</td>

<td>
  66.5
</td>

<td>
  71.3
</td>

<td>
  68.7
</td>

<td>
  58.9
</td>

<td>
  47.4
</td>

<td>
  29.7
</td>

<td>
  15.6
</td>

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…

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  Jan
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  Feb
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  Mar
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  Apr
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  May
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  Jun
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  Jul
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  Aug
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  Sep
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  Oct
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<td>
  Nov
</td>

<td>
  Dec
</td>
<td>
  42.66
</td>

<td>
  45.26
</td>

<td>
  54.47
</td>

<td>
  64.2
</td>

<td>
  77.3
</td>

<td>
  84.28
</td>

<td>
  89.29
</td>

<td>
  83.74
</td>

<td>
  78.31
</td>

<td>
  67.63
</td>

<td>
  58.38
</td>

<td>
  47.65
</td>
<td>
  67.76
</td>

<td>
  73.96
</td>

<td>
  78.47
</td>

<td>
  85.17
</td>

<td>
  93.47
</td>

<td>
  99.16
</td>

<td>
  100.36
</td>

<td>
  98.86
</td>

<td>
  94.77
</td>

<td>
  86.77
</td>

<td>
  76.97
</td>

<td>
  67.56
</td>
<td>
  35.08
</td>

<td>
  37.68
</td>

<td>
  51.66
</td>

<td>
  62.76
</td>

<td>
  76.76
</td>

<td>
  83.78
</td>

<td>
  87.38
</td>

<td>
  84.58
</td>

<td>
  78.67
</td>

<td>
  62.57
</td>

<td>
  51.27
</td>

<td>
  34.18
</td>

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…