Wednesday, August 25, 2010

It's a Hoax

Perhaps you've received the email...the Storm Team has. It generally starts off like this:

"I hear that Friday night, August 27, Mars is to be close enough that it looks like we have two moons."

Not even close! Read on...

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Some Random Rumblings

I apologize for the break in between posts. I could say it's the heat's fault but that's probably a bad idea. Actually, part of the delay was some much-needed vacation time, as the Price family went down to Branson, Missouri for a few days last week. Yes, the weather was sizzling for most of our stay but we managed to keep busy and had a wonderful time.

Speaking of the heat, it's neat to compare this Summer's heat to last year. In 2009, we had only 4 days of 100 degree temperatures. This year, we had 6 days in the month of July alone! Tack on another 11 (so far) this month and that's plenty of heat to go around. Most notably, we had two 109 degree close to hitting 110 (which we haven't done here in Wichita since July 30, 1986).

I'm definitely ready for it to cool down a little bit but not eager for Winter either. As I've told many people, I'd rather sweat than shiver.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Some relief on the way

Ouch...this says it all from yesterday afternoon. I took this picture of my car thermometer around 3:30pm. It wasn't too far off the official high of 109 here in Wichita.

Oh...and I might add this disclaimer for any of our law enforcement friends who visit this blog. I did pull over to the side of the street and stopped the car before I took this picture.

Alright...that said, thankfully it won't be as bad today!