Thursday, August 11, 2011
The Heat Continues
I wrote a post a couple of weeks ago about how hot it had been in the heart of Texas this summer. Neo commented that he remembered how awful the heat was when he lived in Dallas in 1980. That was the year the record was set for the most consecutive 100 degree plus days.
Until today. Our 104 degree high today made it 43 consecutive days. The last rain I saw was when Ms. Duck and I were in Vegas a little over a month ago. That's right, it's so dry here that we have to go to the desert to see rain! The crops have all pretty much burned up, with the corn crop being baled for cattle feed.
We haven't beaten the record for most overall days above 100, which was also set in 1980 at 63 days. We're currently sitting at 60 days.
The extended forecast? Seven more days of 100+ with no rain.