In the shade

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setxrailfan

John 3:16
106 Degrees In the shade

I've lost count this summer the number of days we have been at or above 100. Thanks to our friend the high pressure system that is a double edge sword. It keeps rain away and protects us from tropical systems.



Aug 18 4PM by Mark St. Aubin, on Flickr
 
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tiegang

Retired From Railroad
I've lost count this summer the number of days we have been at or above 100. Thanks to our friend the high pressure system that is a double edge sword. It keeps rain away and protects us from tropical systems.

Hot and dry. My garden burned up weeks ago. Home grown beats grocery store produce hands down.
 

GRRR

OH, C'MON REF!!!!
Here in Austin, we are on day 63 of triple digit temps this year. We hit 106 about a month ago. Today's high was 105, and as I'm writing this @ around 7:00 pm CDT, It's still 102. Forecast says we will easily beat (shatter) the all time record of 69 days set in 1925. Two years ago we had (68) 100 degree days. I heard Wichita Falls, TX has had over (80) 100 degree days this year. What's worse is no rain, with none in sight. 18" below normal for this year so far. No fun when you're working outside....
 
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setxrailfan

John 3:16
Original author unknown;

Dear Diary,

Just moved to West Texas ! Now this is a state that knows how to live!! Beautiful sunny days and warm balmy evenings. It is beautiful. I've finally found my home. I love it here.



June 14th:

Really heating up. Got to 100 today. Not a problem. Live in an air-conditioned home, drive an air-conditioned car. What a pleasure to see the sun everyday like this. I'm turning into a sun worshipper.



June 30th:

Had the backyard landscaped with western plants today. Lots of cactus and rocks. What a breeze to maintain. No more mowing the lawn for me. Another scorcher today, but I love it here.



July 10th:

The temperature hasn't been below 100 all week. How do people get used to this kind of heat? At least, it's kind of windy though. But getting used to the heat is taking longer than I expected.



July 15th:

Fell asleep by the community pool. Got 3rd degree burns over 60% of my body. Missed 3 days of work. What a dumb thing to do. I learned my lesson though. Got to respect the ol' sun in a climate like this.



July 20th:

I missed Lomita (my cat) sneaking into the car when I left this morning. By the time I got to the hot car at noon, Lomita had died and swollen up to the size of a shopping bag, then popped like a water balloon. The car now smells like Kibbles and $hits. I learned my lesson though. No more pets in this heat. Good ol' Mr. Sun strikes again.



July 25th:

The wind sucks. It feels like a giant freaking blow dryer!! And it's hot as hell. The home air-conditioner is on the fritz and the AC repairman charged $200 just to drive by and tell me he needed to order parts.



July 30th:

Been sleeping outside on the patio for 3 nights now, $225,000 house and I can't even go inside. Lomita is the lucky one. Why did I ever come here?



Aug. 4th:

Its 115 degrees. Finally got the air-conditioner fixed today. It cost $500 and gets the temperature down to 85. I hate this stupid state.



Aug. 8th:

If another wise ass cracks, 'Hot enough for you today?' I'm going to strangle him. Damn heat. By the time I get to work, the radiator is boiling over, my clothes are soaking wet, and I smell like baked cat!!



Aug. 9th:

Tried to run some errands after work. Wore shorts, and when I sat on the seats in the car, I thought my ass was on fire. My skin melted to the seat. I lost 2 layers of flesh and all the hair on the back of my legs and ass .. . . Now my car smells like burnt hair, fried ass, and baked cat.



Aug 10th:

The weather report might as well be a damn recording. Hot and sunny. Hot and sunny. Hot and sunny. It's been too hot to do crap for 2 damn months and the weatherman says it might really warm up next week. Doesn't it ever rain in this damn state? Water rationing will be next, so my $1700 worth of cactus will just dry up and blow over. Even the cactus can't live in this damn heat.



Aug. 12th:

Welcome to HELL! Temperature got to 115 today. Cactus is dead. Forgot to crack the window and blew the damn windshield out of the car. The installer came to fix it and guess what he asked me??? "Hot enough for you today?" My sister had to spend $1,500 to bail me out of jail. Freaking Texas. What kind of a sick demented idiot would want to live here? Will write later to let you know how the trial goes.
 

Abilene Ks Railfan

Active Member
LOL!!!!!! That was good! I about baked today myself,getting ready to pull the bad engine from my truck,then hearing a horn,and rapidly pedal 3 miles west across town to catch a BNSF westbound manifest,with alll NS power,then ride all the way back to do some more on my truck
 

Jon Bentz

New Member
I'm sorry - I know it's been tough down there. My niece lives in Dallas and my sister lives in Ohio. My sister tells me that the heat wave has broken up in Ohio. But, for pete's sake - when are you guys going to catch a break? I don't know how you stand it. I've seen footage of the low reservoirs in Texas - pretty scary stuff. Regardless of what is the cause ( natural or man made - or both ) it's hard to deny that things are changing. The PNW has been trending wetter and cooler while other areas are just the opposite. Only time will tell.
 

Pat

Photo Critiques Welcome
We got up to 82 today. Though ask again around the 1st of February and you'll feel better.
 

UP 844

Member
Today will be the 46th day we have been above 100° in Lufkin. That's the most 100° days we've ever had here in one year.

If we don't get some substantional rain soon Lake Sam Rayburn is going to be all the way down to the Angelina river. It was almost there as of about 10 days ago. That was the last time I drove over the lake. It's been dropping almost a foot a week here recently. Every boat ramp on the lake is closed at the moment. Most of them are over 100 feet from the water line.
 

GRRR

OH, C'MON REF!!!!
Today will be the 46th day we have been above 100° in Lufkin. That's the most 100° days we've ever had here in one year.

If we don't get some substantional rain soon Lake Sam Rayburn is going to be all the way down to the Angelina river. It was almost there as of about 10 days ago. That was the last time I drove over the lake. It's been dropping almost a foot a week here recently. Every boat ramp on the lake is closed at the moment. Most of them are over 100 feet from the water line.
I feel your pain.... and then some! 65th day of triple digit heat this year, and Lake Travis outside Austin is about 15 feet from its all time low level. Right now it's 30 feet below what it should be this time of year, about 45 feet from full.

They're now saying this drought we are in (exceptional) will continue until the fall of 2012, unless we get some kind of tropical system in. Hate to say this, but it kinda makes you want to pray for a hurricane.....

By the way, 106 degrees at 4:30 pm. CDT today in Austin.
 

SDJeff

Texas Railfan
Yeah, these nighttime temps of 86 degrees at midnight are for the birds. The temps get down to the high 70's just before sunrise then it starts all over again.

Up in Dallas right now at 9 pm it's still 98 degrees, the low will be at 7 am at 83 degrees.
 

GRRR

OH, C'MON REF!!!!
Yesterday, we got up to 110 degrees in Austin, and today it was already 100 degrees at 11:00 this morning. We broke our all time record for most 100 degree days Wednesday, and today will be day 74 of this unrelenting heat. Talk about fun in the sun.... even the dogs don't want to go outside in this heat!
 




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