High Temperature: 98F Low Temperature: 73F Sunrise: 6:56 am Sunset: 7:57 pm Humidity: 38% Wind: s 8 mph Chance of Rain: 10%
August is going to make itself felt before it becomes history. The heat index as I write is 108-degrees and tomorrow promises to be similar. Walking outside this afternoon for a quick dog break it felt like walking into a pulsating wall of heat.
Signs of distress caused by the high temperatures and lack of rain are clearly visible. The sweet gum leaves are starting to yellow; several oak trees at the wood's edge have gone fully brown. The ponds are low, the sticky mud edges starting to crack and curl in thick layers. Even those things we water regularly are struggling. It is the normal cycle for late summer in Oklahoma, but it is still unpleasant to see and feel. The hope on the horizon is a cooling into the low 80s and upper 70s with the possibility of rain.