Basking in a record breaker

Published 11:19 am Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Austin Packer track and field team goes through warm-ups underneath the Wednesday afternoon sun. With temperatures in the 70s just midway through March, the team got quality time outside, as opposed to other years when winter weather forced them inside. -- Eric Johnson/

Austin’s shattering records.

Wednesday’s high of 73 eviscerated the previous temperature record of 60 degrees, set in 1990. Thursday’s forecast of 74 could break the 70-degree record set in 2003, and Friday’s estimated high of 76 could break the previous record of 72 set in 2003.

Tuesday’s high was 64 degrees, slightly higher than the 62-degree record set in 1997.

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