It is way too hot in Central Texas! It hit 100 degrees F (38 degrees C) on June 13, and since then we have had 3 days that were below 98 degrees F (36 degrees C). Have you ever seen birds pant? No? Well, let me tell you all about it: They stick their itty-bitty tongues out of their mouths and pant like a dog; their tiny bodies heaving, trying to cool down. Just to give you an idea of what it is like here, when I leave at 6:20AM to go to work, it is already at least 80 degrees F (26 degrees C). By noon it is almost always 100 degrees, then the temperature stays steady for a couple of hours before it climbs a few degrees at the hottest part of the day: 5:00pm-7:00PM. This place has got it all wrong. In "normal land" the temperature drops as evening approaches. But no, not here in Central Texas. That's when the real heat settles over the region, like an electric blanket on high heat without a shut-off switch! Even at 11:00PM the temperature hovers around 90 degrees F (32 degrees C). And there is no end in sight. The 7 day forecast has highs between 106 degrees F (41 degrees C) and 103 degrees F (39 degrees C). Oh and the weather description after everyday says "Mostly sunny and very hot"!
Now before you go leaving comments about how we should be grateful that it isn't cold, let me share this with you: When it is cold, you can always put on more clothing, but when it's hot, there is only so much you can take off! So considered yourselves warned: don't come over anytime soon. We are in the middle of a heatwave and that means we aren't wearing pants!