El Paso had 47 days above 100 degrees last year, all between June and August. That’s the fourth-highest number of triple-digit days since 1900. Four of the six years with the most 100-degree days in El Paso have occurred since 2011.

August was uniquely hot last year. Nineteen of the 31 days that month topped 100 degrees, the most ever for August.

Robert Moore is the founder and CEO of El Paso Matters. He has been a journalist in the Texas Borderlands since 1986.

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