If you’ve seen or heard any sort of weather report in the last few weeks, you know it’s been a particularly hot summer for the midwest states. We’re still sweltering here in north central Texas, but thanks to Tropical Storm Dan swirling around down there in the Gulf of Mexico, we may not actually get to 100 today, only 99. Ninety Nine is still pretty darned miserable, and tomorrow is back to broiling, AND the predictions for next week are up to 110 and higher regular temperatures…with extra humidity thrown in for insult because of Dan. Dan couldn’t bring us clouds or rain, just humidity. Stupid Dan.
ONE day? Seriously?
Here’s my take. We’re already over-baked, and the entire state is drought stricken and dry as melba toast. Our lakes levels are quickly dropping, so pretty soon we’ll be fighting over water rights. The only thing going for us this summer is the idea that we may break all temperature records for all time! So why blow it for just one day that is still so hot and humid it’s ridiculous? If I were the official thermometer reader at the DFW station, I’d go out there, see 99.8 degrees as the official reading and think to myself “That’s close enough” and then write down an even 100.