Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Just Another Spring Tuesday In Texas With Record Breaking Temperatures, Wildfires and Power Blackouts
I suspect the haziness is due to the huge wildfires burning to the west of Fort Worth, in the Lake Possum Kingdom zone. Dozens of homes have been destroyed. An area the size of Rhode Island is currently under flame in Texas.
We are heading to a record breaking temperature of 95 today. Currently it is 1 degree shy of the record.
It is very humid. The heat and the humidity turned the hiking today into a sauna steam bath.
It is now an hour later after typing "sauna steam bath." The power went out. Are we having rolling blackouts due to record breaking temperatures for this date?
Currently, as you can see, it is 94, with the humidity making it feel like 96. How is it one determines the temperature feels like a certain temperature, I can't help but wonder?
The only new wildflower color on the hills that I saw today was the solo pink tulip-like buttercup bloom you see in the picture.
I think I need to take an anti-histamine pill for the second time during this itchy eyes bout, which may be brought to me courtesy of wildfire smoke.
I went swimming again, during the blackout. But I did not enjoy lounging in the HOT sun for more than a couple minutes after I got out of the pool.
Miss Puerto Rico returns tomorrow, likely after midnight. I am under instructions not to turn the A/C on unless it goes over 100.
I see I have some Elsie Hotpepper incoming. I must brace myself and see what that's about.