Most 100s in back-to-back years? That would be now

While 2012 trails last year’s record-setting total of triple-digit temperatures by some distance, the two years combined have already broken the mark for most 100s in back-to-back summers.

The 79 100s of 2011 and 2012 surpasses the old mark of 72 100s set in 1936 and 1937, according to data provided by AccuWeather. Much of that total comes from the 53 100s in 2011.

Expect the 2012 total to climb quickly this week, but if AccuWeather’s long-range forecast for August proves accurate there will be no assault on the record for most 100s in a summer.