Blame me. I wrote in May that we were enjoying a very seasonable spring. So what happened? We hyper heat into June.
Bleech. Yesterday’s 101 at DFW was the first 100-degree day of the year, and it marked the 28th plus-90 reading in the past 29 days. The average temperatures for this time of year are 71 and 91, but we’re at 77.7 and 96.9 so far this month. We even set a record on June 8 for lowest minimum temperature with 81.
And it looks like we’re back in one of those periods of not enough rain. We were about normal in the middle of May; today, we’re almost three inches behind normal. May is our wettest month of the year, but we had less than half the normal amount this year.
One other note: I saw a half dozen or so sprinklers running between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. last week, which violates the city’s watering ordinance. That wastes water and doesn’t do the lawn any good, either.