Monday, August 3, 2009

Record Breaking

Nope, certainly not my running. Today's 4 mile easy run was tough. Maybe that's because San Antonio broke a record - today was the 37th day of the year that temperatures hit triple digits. And that's not all -

By Jamie Klein - Express-News (August 1, 2009)
It should come as no surprise to anyone who stepped outdoors last month that July’s daily average temperatures lit the city’s records on fire. Not only was it the hottest July on record, it also was the hottest month — ever.
Since May 1, San Antonio has recorded 35 days of 100 degrees or higher, 22 of them in July.
The stretch of what feels like never-ending heat has been caused partly by a summer subtropical high hovering over North America, suppressing rain formation, said Robert Blaha, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
And the absence of rain means little moisture on the ground, which then causes warmer temperatures — with seemingly no relief in the immediate future.
Blaha said the past 23 months, from September 2007 through July, have been the driest the city has ever recorded.
“It’s been so dry in the area, and that helps things heat up much more efficiently,” Blaha said.

What a time to be training for a marathon.

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