5-1-2013 I can't believe it's been over a year since my last post. What a slacker - yeesh!! Ü All I can say is...get ready for Update-A-Palooza!!! I'm going to get caught up by posting all the photos from the last year or so first and will then go back and journal each entry later. Ü

Friday, August 26, 2011

Record-breaking heat

Summers in Texas are always, always hot.  But 2011 has brought off-the-charts heat.  Up until a couple days ago, the record for days over 100 degrees for Austin was 69.  Well, we broke that record Wednesday, the 24th.

TRIPLE_DIGIT_DAYS

Thanks to our local news station KVUE, we can see just how hot the past 3 months have been (add 5-10 degrees to each of these days for heat index due to humidity)

JUNE

WEATHER_CALENDAR_JUNE

JULY – only 2 days under 100…cooled all the way down to 99

WEATHER_CALENDAR_JULY

AUGUST (so far) – one day under 100…a balmy 97 – woohoo.  This month has been insanely hot!!

WEATHER_CALENDAR_AUGUST

Unfortunately, I have a terrible feeling we’re not going to just break this record, but probably consider it shattered once this summer is truly over. 

The scariest part isn’t the heat – which definitely sucks but, like I said, summers in Texas are hot.  The worse thing this year is we haven’t gotten any rain and most of the state is in a severe-exceptional drought situation

DROUGHT_MAP

Hopefully we’ll get some rain SOON.

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