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.

Yesterday was one of those days that I broke a sweat on that walk between the car in the parking lot and the front door of my favorite happy hour joint.  And sorry guys, but you may be seeing us girls with sweat beads and smudged makeup all week long, because it's only going to get hotter as the week goes on.  While we're beating the heat this week with fruity cocktails, we can celebrate the fact that we don't live in one of these other saunas.

Phoenix is the hottest city in America, with 169 days of temperatures at or above 90°F each year.  I'm not good at math, but I think that's about half the year.  Can you imagine the electric bills?  Holy smokes.  Average high temperatures in July and August are 106.1°F and 104.4°F, respectively in Phoenix.  That's two straight months of blistering sunburns, sweat, and sky high electric bills.

Las Vegas is in the Top 10 for heat, and Shreveport makes the list at #24.  That's a little too close for comfort.  Shreveport is the hottest city in Louisiana and averages 92 days every year above 90.  Texas cities on the hot list include Dallas, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Waco, Abilene, and Corpus Christi.

The average high temperature in Lufkin in July is 93, and in August it's 94.  It feels like 110 doesn't it?  But we can always chase it with fun lakes, ice, sunscreen, and fruity beverages.  And be glad that it's not Phoenix!