I love Austin, but my biggest complaint about Texas’ capitol city is the oppressive summer heat. And when I say summer, I mean April to October. Today’s high temperature is forecast to be 98 degrees, for example.
A pleasant surprise in my new city, Washington, D.C., is that I’m actually experiencing an extended spring, with average high temperatures in the lower 70s for the last several weeks. Today’s high is supposed to be 71 degrees.
While it surely will be humid in D.C., I don’t expect 30-plus days above 100 degrees, which isn’t uncommon in Austin. Weather data reinforce my hope. This interactive line chart shows the average high temperatures in both places by month. Sorry, Austin.