Aug 1, 2022 - News

A July without measurable rain in West Austin

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Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Austin saw its hottest July ever recorded, according to National Weather Service officials.

  • The average temperature at Camp Mabry, in West Austin, was more than 90.5 degrees in July.
  • The previous record for the month was struck in 2011, when the July average hit 89.7 degrees.

Why it matters: July's heat wave follows a record-breaking May and June ... and there's no reason to think August and September won't be scorching as well.

  • Lakes Travis and Buchanan, the chief reservoirs for Central Texas, now sit at 58% full.

Camp Mabry recorded no measurable rain last month — only the fourth time on record that Austin didn’t receive measurable rain in July, per the National Weather Service.

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