Yes, it’s hot today, but all told, the summer has been fairly mild in North Texas. Consider:
A “once-in-a-century” drought is baking a big swath of Texas, says John Nielsen-Gammon, state climatologist and a professor at Texas A&M University.
The drought is “zeroing out” crops and forcing ranchers to liquidate their herds. It’s also crimping summer recreation.
If that’s too much jargon you may prefer the take of vegetable grower and former Travis County district judge Harley Clark:
“It’s just damn unpleasant.”