September 13, 2011

Just a year ago

... I posted this video.

What a difference a year makes. Today we busted an all-time record. It was 108.1 here at the place today... right there where all that nice cool rain was falling just a year ago. We've already reached the record for the hottest average single year temperature on record, and the worst single year drought. Now, for the 70th day this summer, the official temperature topped triple digits. Yet another record falls. This past weekend I had to mow weeds on the bed of that pond you see in the background. 

On the bright side, 1980 still holds the record for number of days over 105.

EDIT: I've been advised to quit my whining. A friend who resides in Wichita Falls, TX informs me that his city just yesterday became the only city in Texas ever to suffer 100 days in triple digits in a single season.

I bow to that city's obvious superiority.



Old NFO said...

Ouch... stay hydrated and be glad you're not having to mow every week...

Kernut the Blond said...

Yikes! Not sure which is worse - days over 100 degrees, or massive flooding.