Where were you in the summer of 1980? I was in Oklahoma City, working as a summer intern for one of the state agencies. The summer of 1980 was the most persistently hot summer Oklahoma has seen since records have been kept; the summer of 2011 will have to go a considerable way to catch up with (much less surpass) it.
I mention this because on The Weather Channel this morning, a TWC reporter interviewed an Oklahoma City official who said the area has now seen the most days ever in which excessive heat advisories have been issued. I have no doubt that the heat wave is miserable and seems never-ending to those in Oklahoma this summer Continue reading “The summer of 1980”