Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Hundreds make Heatwave happy

"I reckon we done got ourselves a new record!"

On Wednesday, the temperature in Laredo again reached the century mark. It was the 117th time this year the mercury hit 100 degrees or above, an all-time record. Naturally, our own Heatwave Behrler was all smiles with the new record. Actually, the old record was 115 days in 1998 so we had already set a new record just a couple of days ago.

Of course, there is no rain in the immediate forecast. With the exception of a few recent showers, the prolonged record-drought continues. No wonder so many "lawns" in Laredo are now mere patches of dirt with a blade of grass here and there.

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