Saturday, 20 August 2011

The Heat Record Stands!

Just about a week ago, I posted with a complaint about our dangerously hot weather.

But, we did not break the 1980 record of 42 straight days of 100 degrees or more! Mainly because of a refreshing 1/2" of rain we received last Saturday. That day, the high temperature was about 89.

Small consolation. Today, it is going to be 107 degrees again. I am experiencing extraordinary water loss from my small pond -- meaning I have to put water in it twice daily, at the least. When the temperature does not get below 84 at night, you can see where the problem is.

It's just something to endure. Perhaps we will have to endure this weather beyond Labor day. Maybe by mid-September, we will see some cooling off, hopefully at night.

Friday, 12 August 2011

The Oppressive Heat Continues in Texas

Tomorrow, August 13, if it reaches 100 degrees F or more, we will break a record here in North Texas.

The record, set back in 1980, was 42 consecutive days at or above 100 degrees. Tomorrow it will probably become 43 days.

The awful drought continues. Yesterday afternoon, it clouded up, the wind changed direction, and it cooled off a little, but we did not receive any rain.

Every so often, we just have to endure weather like this.

I don't know many people who are keeping up with gardening in this heat. It's been getting to 105 or more each day. We are going to have to start all over in the autumn.

It would be a joke to try and germinate seeds in this heat. Here's to better times with our weather!