It's been HOT! We're now at over 33 consecutive days at over 100 degrees. That's over a month! And there's no end in sight.
(pic from The J-Walk Blog)
I moved a lot during my teen years. Back when I was in Junior High, we lived here in Texas. But then we moved on up to New Hampshire. We came back to Texas in 1980 and it wasn't pretty because:
1980 holds the current record for 42 (Yes, 42!) consecutive 100 plus degree weather days!
Mind you, everyone knows it gets hot down here, but there are limits! Right? lol. This very week, here in Dallas, we're expecting to hit 110 degrees. ONE HUNDRED AND TEN DEGREES. Mind boggling! I don't live in a desert, so these are not the type of temps I expect. (My poor yard has been so neglected. All the grass is brown!)
Luckily, one super awesome thing about Texas is the people here heartily believe in airconditioning. We have it everywhere. Not having it is the exception rather than the rule, cars included. The opposite is true for most northern states, though. And from the rough summers they've been having up there these last few years, that may be bound to change soon.
As of this week, 2011 is the 2nd hottest summer on Texas record. And there's a very good chance we will BEAT the 1980 record as Texas goes into August and the normal hottest month for the state.
So stay frosty everyone! No heat stroke allowed!
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