This picture is plastered all over the front page of the Austin daily paper, with the caption
“With the Pedernales River nearly empty Thursday at the Texas 71 bridge near Spicewood, a dock is left high and dry.”
On the weather page, meanwhile, is the advice that the high temperature may be below 100 for several days running next week. Around here, of late, this is news!
Austin had its second hottest June on record, and July is also a candidate for record territory.
Globally last June was the second hottest June on record. Meanwhile, no less than Roy Spencer’s group is presenting preliminary advice that the global mean temperature reached its hottest value on record last week.
Remarkably, amid all this swelter, northern North America has been quite cool this summer. True to form, the denial sites are eager to point that out. Shouldn’t the sweltering southwest be getting equal time? What about that global data, hmmm?