Wednesday, June 24, 2009

104-degree day sets record

And how about some rain? Houston's still waiting for it

The temperature in Houston on Wednesday reached a ridiculously hot 104 degrees, easily eclipsing the previous high for the day which was 99 three decades ago. The last time it was this hot in June was, well, actually never.

The previous hottest day for this month was 103 degrees on June 30, 1980. This has been the seventh hottest June in recorded history.

Don’t expect much relief in coming days. Thursday’s high is expected to be around 101 although some isolated showers could provide a break from the heat, the National Weather Service said.

But while Houstonians tried to beat the heat by desperately secluding themselves indoors, meteorologists are used to the area’s wild weather.

“When people talk to me, most just want to know when it’s going to end,” said Brian Kyle, a Weather Service meteorologist in Dickinson who said it was just another day at the office for him. “It’s summer, and it’s hot and sometimes records occur.”

After Wednesday, Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport will have gone 31 straight days without rain. The longest period without measurable rain was from January to February 1904 when Houston went 40 days without the wet stuff, according to the Weather Service.



June 24, 2009, 7:14PM

1 comment:

Chris said...

I can feel for you. Not a hot weather fan either. We've been known though to still go out geocaching in such weather. It's that kind of an obsession.