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Sweaty cities: 5 places more scorching hot than Austin

(Laura Figi/Austonia)

Fact: It’s insanely hot in Texas.

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New move-ins sweat it out in Austin's triple-degree heat

Many Austinites cool off at Austin's swimming pools, like Barton Springs Pool, amid Texas summer heat. (Austin Parks and Recreation Department/Facebook)

It's been 100-degree weather for nine days straight in Austin, and Jim Bays feels right at home.

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Saharan Desert dust to bring hazy Austin skies this week

Saharan dust is coming to Central Texas this summer. (NASA Earth Observatory/Flickr)

Dust from the Saharan Air Layer took a trip over the Atlantic Ocean and into Austin's skies Tuesday, causing a hazy sunset and air quality that was labeled "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" by the National Weather Service.

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