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Heat in Houston breaks 114-year-old record

On Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023, a temperature of 108 was reached at Bush Airport in Houston, breaking a 114-year-old record.

HOUSTON — A temperature of 108 was hit in Houston on Sunday, making it the hottest Aug. 20 on record.

Aug. 20, 2023, was the 22nd 100-degree day in a row for the city. Along with the high temperatures came a drought -- the city hasn't seen rain in 45 days.

Sunday's temperature, which was recorded at Bush Intercontinental Airport, broke the 114-year-old record of 107 and also came within one degree of the all-time highest temperature ever recorded at IAH -- 109.

The record heat came on the same day the Electric Reliability Council of Texas and the Public Utility Commission of Texas issued a call for voluntary power conservation from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

What is a Red Flag Warning?

Also on Sunday, a Red Flag Warning was issued for the Houston area on Monday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Credit: Weather.gov

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