SAN ANTONIO – Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t throw more misery at us, temperatures are revealing that July 2020 has gone down as one of the hottest on record.
It’s a month that included 14 days at 100 degrees or above, with two days registering temperatures at 105 degrees or higher. Almost every day of the month had been above average, with the exception of two when San Antonio felt the fringe effects of Hurricane Hanna.
On July 13, San Antonio broke the record for the highest temperature ever recorded in July, hitting 107 degrees. Del Rio tied its all-time high temperature of 112 degrees on the same day.
Below is a look at how 2020 compares to other Julys on record.
The column on the left represents Julys with the highest overall average temperature. This factors in low temperatures, too. This year currently ranks second.
On the right, are the rankings of Julys with the warmest average daily high temperature. July 2020 ties for third on that list.
It should be noted that since 1970, average summer temperatures have slowly climbed in San Antonio, according to data compiled by Climate Central.
During the hot summer months, cooling stations are offered city-wide for those needing to escape the heat. Officials are also reminding everyone to not leave children or pets in cars .