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Thread: How Hot is Central Texas???

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    I know it has been hot, but the 10PM news just said the heat is causing some railroad tracks in Central TX to BEND! :cry:

    We've had our 49th day of 3 digit heat (107 today) & records are beginning to be broken. Rain is not predicted until MAYBE Sept. & it is the 3rd worst drought since the early 1900's they say.

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    Same here. WE had 113 yesterday. Don't know about the roads but the ponds and tanks here in the country are either dried up completely or have green water. WE relaly need the rain to come. My dh says it is worse than the 1980 heat days. So sad. Makes you wonder.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress
    Same here. WE had 113 yesterday. Don't know about the roads but the ponds and tanks here in the country are either dried up completely or have green water. WE relaly need the rain to come. My dh says it is worse than the 1980 heat days. So sad. Makes you wonder.....
    Yes, it does make you wonder - the tracks were in the New Braunfels area. WOW - 113 is really bad. I'm 77 & sure don't remember summers being THIS bad. :cry:

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    109 here in Caddo Mill, Texas and no rain either Just stay in house and pray that we do not start having black outs with electrical

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    Quote Originally Posted by jean1941
    109 here in Caddo Mill, Texas and no rain either Just stay in house and pray that we do not start having black outs with electrical
    SOOOO RIGHT JEAN

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    Oh, dear! My son and his family just moved to central Texas. Praying for rain and cooler temps for y'all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfkitty
    Oh, dear! My son and his family just moved to central Texas. Praying for rain and cooler temps for y'all.
    Hi Jane - What part did they move to?

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    They just had on the news tonight that critters, especially snakes are looking for food and water at peoples homes...oh my, I hate snakes! I have killed one rattler but my hubby does the rest (when he is home). This heat is hard on us all, animals too. I hope you all have air cond and that the power stays ON!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kat13
    They just had on the news tonight that critters, especially snakes are looking for food and water at peoples homes...oh my, I hate snakes! I have killed one rattler but my hubby does the rest (when he is home). This heat is hard on us all, animals too. I hope you all have air cond and that the power stays ON!!
    There have been some power outages in some of the Austin proper areas, & heard today that the DFW area has had some. When we started out w/3 digit temps of 101 didn't seem so bad, but seems every day has increased. Some parts of TX were up to 113 - 115 today.

    We need one BIG prayer chain to all pray for rain for not only TX, but OK, AR, NM & western Arkansas who are also going thru some really bad droughts & high temps.

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    My family lives in Port Arthur area and this is the first time I've ever heard them say that they wish a hurricane would hit just so they could get some rain.

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    Lets just pray that it's not a repeat of the 1950's drought, which, I think, lasted from 1950 to 1957. Things are bad, but will hopefully get better, and soon.

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    Yesterday, the traffic report came on the radio while I was driving.....no traffic jam...yet...they were telling people that due to the "roads buckling" they had shut down five major roads in the Dallas/FW area! That's bad....the high this week here, was 111 degrees..that was the official temp. my thermometer was reading 115!
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    Yeah, hot hot hot here too! Yesterday it was still 104 at 8:00 p.m. The ground is so dry and hot, when you take a shower with the faucet turned all the way over to cold, the water is still warm!

    We were hoping the tropical storm last week would bring rain, but it was actually a dud! Even south Texas where it came ashore got very little rain. Hope we get some relief soon!

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    The heat probably scared the bejesus out of that little ole tropical storm - hope it doesn't talk to it's bigger relatives and lets them come this direction!

    I heard it would take two or three hurricanes to move this heat away from us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Diana
    Yesterday, the traffic report came on the radio while I was driving.....no traffic jam...yet...they were telling people that due to the "roads buckling" they had shut down five major roads in the Dallas/FW area! That's bad....the high this week here, was 111 degrees..that was the official temp. my thermometer was reading 115!
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    I was just going to say that I'd about roads buckling from the heat but I couldn't remember where that was. Nothing like that here, yet, but our corn and bean crops are suffering mightily.

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