This will be one you can trot out to grandkids when they moan about some future ferocious Texas summer.
"This is nothing," you can say. "Back in 2011, that was hot."
And the heat-wave numbers will have your back.
When the mercury hit 100 degrees Tuesday, Dallas-Fort Worth sweated its way past the Hercules of local weather marks -- 1980's infamous 69 days of triple-digit heat.
Seventy is the new standard for 100-degree days in these parts.
And we didn't just inch our way into the record books: Tuesday's high of 107 was a daily record and a new high for this late in the season.
If we're lucky, the 70-day record will stand at least until next summer.
An almost-civilized 99 degrees is forecast for today, and after a cold front sweeps across the area tonight, meteorologists don't expect another 100-degree day this year, said Jesse Moore of the National Weather Service's Fort Worth office.
"[Today] is going to be close," Moore said. "After that, there is relief on the way."
But before we break out the sweaters, let's give the red-hot summer of 2011 its due.
Meteorologists have already handed Texas the crown for the hottest June through August on record in the U.S., with an 86.8-degree average that burned past Oklahoma's 85.2 degrees in 1934.
And there are plenty of new local standards to prop up your claim of living through the worst summer -- ever.
(Just don't mention that to folks in Wichita Falls who endured their 100th day of 100 degrees Tuesday.)
This summer, Dallas-Fort Worth suffered through the highest average temperature (90.6 degrees), with a high mark of 110 set Aug. 2.
The average high in August was 104.3.
Even the nights were miserable, with a highest average low of 79.9 degrees and the most days (55) with a low of 80 or higher.
A record-high low of 86 was recorded July 26 and Aug. 3, 4, and 16. All told, there were 34 record-high lows this summer.
"The thing that really astonished me this summer was how high the minimum temperatures were -- 86 is amazing to me. We broke the record by a full degree," Moore said. "When it's hot all night, it's tough."
But as bad as the summer of 2011 has been, 1980 was worse in one way, Moore said.
"What people can say about 1980 that didn't happen this year is that we didn't have the consistent highs of 110s," Moore said.
And 1980 retains the mark for most consecutive 100-degree days, 42. A quick Aug. 11 thunderstorm kept the day's high at 97, stopping this year's streak at 40. But 2011 also had a 20-day streak that tied for No. 6 all-time, while 1980 only has the No. 1 streak in the top 10.
After the cold front arrives late Wednesday, temperatures will drop into the upper 60s Thursday morning. The high Thursday is forecast to be in the low 80s. Friday should start with a low in the mid 60s and temperatures will climb into the mid-80s. Lows in the low 70s and highs in the low 90s are expected over the weekend, Moore said.
Unfortunately, the longer-term forecast for this fall is what you've been hearing for months: above-normal temperatures and below-normal precipitation.
"That's the fun thing about weather," Moore said. "You can always complain about it."