Sunday, August 03, 2008

Once Again, Texas Leads the Way

Texas plagued by heat, drought, water parasite, wildfires | Houston & Texas News | - Houston Chronicle: "DALLAS — Relentlessly sweltering heat across Texas was blamed Saturday for three deaths in Dallas County, and forecasters warned that the worst is likely still ahead.

The Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed three heat-related deaths — two people last month in their 80s, and a 49-year-old man in June — as the Dallas area braced for an expected 107-degree scorcher Sunday that would rank as the hottest day of the year.

Saturday's high of 104 around Dallas was the ninth straight day of triple-digit heat, a stretch that began at the end of the fourth-hottest July on record in North Texas.

There's no relief in sight, either."


James Reasoner said...

It's still got a long way to go before it comes close to 1980, the year it was over 100 degrees every day for 42 straight days.

But it's 106 on our front porch right now, so who knows?

Unknown said...

I remember 1980 well, James. We were living in Brownwood. I jogged one day when it was 111. I was young and stupid then.