Anyone that lived in Austin last summer, or even visited, could tell you: we were in a serious drought. This year, however, rain has been plentiful and frequent enough to keep the creeks full all summer—a rare treat.
Austin and Central Texas present a wealth of outdoor activities for people of all interests. The area also presents temperatures in the summer months that range from around 90 to, let’s say, 1 million degrees and a sun that seems to be purposefully trying to scorch your skin and retinas.
After a recent spell of 100-degree-plus heat in June that intimated that we might be in for a summer as sweltering as the record high temps last year, the welcome recent rain and storms may possibly continue over the weekend,
Heat waves like the living hell -- er, like the oven that was last summer are 20 times more likely during La Niña years because of global warming, according to a study by the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
Power is out in parts of Central Austin the West Campus neighborhood this afternoon. Austin Energy Spokesman Carlos Cordova said the power went out around 1:30 p.m. and some 2,500 customers have been affected.