We get another chance to save on the energy bill next week. The long range forecasting models are pretty much in agreement that a large storm system now over the Canadian arctic will combine with a Pacific system over British Columbia will head south by around Tuesday. This comes after temperatures in the 80s Sunday and Monday. Sounds like a good set up for thunderstorms the first part of next week. Bottom line the middle week of July will have several days with low-70 degree readings for highs. Time to break out the long sleeves and think football. On to warmer thoughts The mercury hit 134-degrees to establish an all-time record for the North American continent 101 years ago this week. It happened at Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, California. How about morning lows that week in the mid-90s? Thirty-five years ago the thermometer in El Paso not a city known for cool summers broke an all-time record by hitting 112. No doubt about it this is usually the hottest time of the yearthats usually. Enjoy your cool break this time around.
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