The official numbers are in, and Texas now holds the record for the hottest summer months ever recorded by any state in U.S. history. The government didn’t really have to waste time doing the calculations — they could have just asked any of us down here. As reported by Reuters:
This year’s scorching Texas summer heat, in a dubious honor, broke a national record once held by Oklahoma that had stood since the Dust Bowl changed the face of the country in the 1930s. On Thursday, the National Weather Service confirmed what Texas climatologists and residents already suspected: The Texas months of June through August were the hottest three months ever recorded in the history of the United States.