The 2016 weather in Austin, by the numbers


Highlights

The top four warmest years, including 2016, have all occurred over the past decade.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport tends to see more noticeable weather swings.

How did 2016’s odd weather rank historically? Here are a few key numbers, courtesy of Lower Colorado River Authority meteorologist Bob Rose:

71.4: The average temperature at Camp Mabry for the year, taking into account highs and lows. That is the fourth-warmest year on record at Camp Mabry. The top three have all occurred over the past decade: 72 degrees in 2011, and 71.6 in 2006 and 2012.

7th: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport’s rank in warmest average temperature. The airport, which tends to have more noticeable weather swings, recorded an average temperature of 69.6 degrees. The warmer years were, in order from warmest, 1954, 1990, 1984, 2006, 1971 and 1955.

10: The miles separating Camp Mabry and the airport. In 2016, 53.86 inches of rain fell at the airport in its third-wettest year on record. For Camp Mabry, 2016 was the 32nd-wettest year, with 38.85 inches.

9: The inches of rain that fell at Austin-Bergstrom on May 26. That one day accounted for much of the rainfall difference between Camp Mabry and the airport.

50: The temperature drop, in degrees, when a cold front swept through in December and sent temperatures plummeting from a comfy 76 degrees in late afternoon to 26 degrees early the next morning.

1st: How the three-month period to end the year ranks, in terms of warmth. From the start of October to the end of the year, the average temperature at Camp Mabry was 65.4 degrees, tied with 1933.



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