Summer Daze

Fishing Dock, Camp Egan, originally uploaded by dsjeffries.

So far this summer, we’ve had 48 days with temperatures of 100°F or above in Oklahoma. Many have been above 105°, even reaching 112° and heat indices as high as 117°. No matter where you live, that’s just ridiculously hot.

In fact, it’s been so hot that in July, Oklahoma set a new record for the hottest place in the United States, ever (per highest average temperature).

This photo of a fishing dock at Camp Egan, near Tahlequah, is a reminder of a cooler, wetter time from just a few years ago, and should serve as a small piece of hope that we see cooler temperatures and rain patterns soon!