During the election season there is always a lot of discussion as to whether states are red or blue. When it comes to all seasons, however, colors that you don't want your state to be are yellow, red, and brown, at least according to the United States Drought Monitor.
Texas has 15 of the 30 hottest cities in the US, with more than 100 days each year above 90. Ouch! The hottest city in America has average temps of 106 in July. Any guess what city that is? And see what Lufkin's average summer temp should be.
After all the rain and thunderstorms last week, it's nice to see the sun and 90 degrees this week. And we know 100 isn't far off. Summer in Texas is great for hanging out at pools and lakes, but there are things to watch out for too. Here's our big heads up.
East Texas heat may actually be the worst all around. It's not a dry heat, and it likes to sneak up on us when we least expect it. We aren't as prepared as folks living in places that are constantly hot, and with our weather changing every five seconds, we can never be fully prepared.