Temperature trend lines for July, 2010-2017. (Copyright © 2017 by Wil C. Fry. Some rights reserved.) July 2017 was warmer than the eight-year average for July, with an HLA of 88.32°F, though slightly cooler than the previous July. As seen on the graph above, we hit an all-time high in 2011, cooled from there,[…]
Temperature trend lines for June, 2010-2017. (Copyright © 2017 by Wil C. Fry. Some rights reserved.) June 2017 was cooler than the eight-year average for June, and cooler than the previous June. In fact, of the eight Junes I have lived in Killeen, Texas, the latter four have been cooler than the first four.[…]
Temperature trend lines for April, 2010-2017. (Copyright © 2017 by Wil C. Fry. Some rights reserved.) April 2017 was warmer than the eight-year average, but only barely. April 2012 remains the warmest April on record. This was a bit of relief, since the previous two months set all-time records for warmth. Note that April[…]
Temperature trend lines for March, 2010-2017 (Copyright © 2017 by Wil C. Fry. Some rights reserved.) March 2017 was our warmest March on record, beating the previous record-holder, March 2012. The high-low average (HLA) was 68.00°F, nearly a full degree warmer per day than the previous record-breaking March. Not only was March 2017 warmer[…]
Seven days in one entry: (Adapted from private journal file.)
Three days in one entry: truck day, mission: movie, weather/lawn, all locked up, breakdown
Four days in one entry: Forgot to mention, biology lesson from RL, fairy tale by RL, RL’s lunchtime spider adventure, construction, atheism commercial, RL’s ‘bidness’ empire
Three days in one entry: Stagecoach and other construction, Ikea trip, burn ban, dance/ballet, the boy
Three days in one entry: end of swim lessons, Médecins Sans Frontières, 100°F days, RnB development
Four days in one entry: Minions, ingenuity, mortgage update, Big Hoss BBQ, swim lessons, 100-degree day
Friday (13th): Me: “Can you read this book to me?” RL: “My eyes can’t read, Daddy. Only my brain can.” BW worked on words today, including book (“buh”). Today was the first time he could point to his arms, legs, feet, and tummy when I asked (in addition to previously learned eye/nose/ear/etc.) Played outside in[…]
I’m going out on a limb here and saying we’re done with this year’s 100-degree days… This year, we saw 100°F or hotter on 29 days, most of them grouped into streaks of several days at a time. Our longest streak was seven, from Aug. 29 through Sept. 4.
Today, our high was 85°F, which not only broke the previous record by eight degrees (77°F in 1999*), but is quite possibly the warmest temperature I’ve ever experienced in January, anywhere. (The low was 50°F.) We had a picnic lunch at Community Center Park and then Rebecca fell asleep in the car on the way[…]
I figure I might as well post this now… I don’t expect anymore 100-degree days this year. This year, we saw 100°F or hotter on 38 days, more than half of them in a 21-day streak from July 28 through Aug. 17.
We moved into a construction zone; we knew this 10 months ago when we bought the house. At that time, there were several empty lots on either side of our house, a few across the street, and the entire street behind us was empty. Through the fall and winter, workers built three or four houses[…]
Today was Rebecca’s third time in the community swimming pool, and she had a grand old time. We were the only people there (Monday, 11 a.m.) and had the entire pool area to ourselves. We stayed in the big pool the whole time, and she really enjoyed it. We were able to stay about 45[…]