After Very Warm Spring, Even Warmer Summer Ahead in Austin's Hottest Year on Record So Far

Here's what we now know about climate change in Austin:  summer temperatures continue to trend up, rising 3.5 degrees in the Capitol City since 1970, according to NOAA.

It's a change of around 0.6 to 0.8 degrees every decade.

Most recently, 2016 ended with the warmest final 90 days of any year on record and, so far through May 31st, we've experienced the warmest first-half of any year since the late 1800s.

Fortunately, our friend El Niño appears to be coming back, even if only temporarily, and that typically means wetter weather for Texas.  

NOAA's 90 day outlook for June through August calls for wetter-than-normal conditions across much of the Lone Star State and, no surprise, warmer-than-normal temperatures.

In the above video, Chief Meteorologist Burton Fitzsimmons shows us the long range forecast.

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