Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Post Where I Finally Stop Bitching About The Weather

Well, after this post, anyway.

They should give you an idea of how hot it's been here:
Texas just finished the hottest June through August on record in the U.S., the National Weather Service said Thursday.

Weather service meteorologist Victor Murphy said that Texas' 86.8 average beat out Oklahoma's 85.2 degrees in 1934.

That Dust Bowl year is now third on the list for the three-month span, behind No. 2 Oklahoma's heat wave this June through August (86.5 degrees).

The average figures are taken from the entire 24-hour cycle of the day, not just from daily highs.

...The U.S. Drought Monitor map released Thursday shows that not an acre of Texas is anything other than abnormally dry, and more than 80 percent of the state is in exceptional drought, the worst category. A year ago, just 15 percent of Texas was abnormally dry, the least dry status on the map.

Nasty. And now banned as a subject until next summer, at the earliest.

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