Are you ready for another hot, dry Austin summer?
According to The Farmer’s Almanac, Austin’s spring weather will be warmer and wetter than normal, but it’s the Austin summer that once again will be a scorcher.
While opinions remain split on the truth of global warming as a whole, temperature readings across the globe paint a sizzling picture. The 2014-15 winter season was the sixth warmest winter ever recorded, and the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) measured over 4000 record high temperatures in the US South and West during the most recent winter, with 2015 experiencing the second-warmest January on record.
Even worse, data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA show 2014 was the hottest year on record since the late 19th century. Another measurement is the temperature of the world’s oceans, which according to the NOAA are warmer than ever, and tend to hold onto the heat longer than land masses, meaning we’re likely not going to see a temperature downswing for a couple of years.
You can read more about record-setting high temperatures at Climate Central.
So what does this mean for Austin?
Forecasts predict that we are in for another summer that is hotter and drier than normal. This means we could see a string of 100 degree days during June, July and August, with minimal rainfall during the hottest part of the year.
To prepare for what could be record-setting heat, you’ll want to make sure to get your air conditioning unit inspected. If your unit or ductwork needs cleaning or other servicing, give Expert Air and Refrigeration a call. We’ll be happy to do a warm-weather check to make sure everything is in top condition before the heat hits.
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