Austin hits 110 degrees Monday afternoon

July 23, 2018 - 5:22 pm

AUSTIN (KJCE) -- The forecast called for record-breaking heat, and Mother Nature delivered.

Austin's official high temperature at Camp Mabry hit 110 degrees in the 5 p.m. hour Monday afternoon, breaking the record for the hottest July day ever recorded. (Austin's climate records date back to 1897.)

Not to be outdone, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport also recorded a new July record high of 109 degrees.

Both temperatures smashed the daily records for July 23, which were 104 at Camp Mabry (set in 2011) and 103 at the airport (set in 1995).

Despite the heat, Austin's all-time record temperature is still safe at 112 degrees - last reached in August 2011.

An Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect until 7 p.m. The ridge of high pressure pushing temperatures up will move away slightly on Tuesday, with a relatively frigid high of 99 degrees in the forecast.

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