It’s that time of the year again, nearly a year since I landed in Houston. It’s coming up to Summer. The official Summer date is June 21 2015. It has been very warm since April. Of late it’s been high 80s and low 90s…that’s 25C to 32C for my British background mind. The humidity is the worst part about this season. They don’t call it the ‘Air Conditioning Capital of America’ for nothing.
It’s been raining quite a bit too during Spring and Houston even flooded a couple of weeks ago. Houston is technically flat so some areas are flood prone. Generally the drainage system works fine but the Bayous (Slow moving streams) that break their banks and flood freeways and highways.
You need A/C everywhere. Woe unto you if you don’t have it in your car. Sweaty under-arms are the order of the day. Luckily I had mine fixed before I took the long road trip West. Sitting in traffic is the worst especially in the evenings after work. Luckily the sun goes down much later around 9pm by which time it’s much cooler for outdoor activities.
The storm season is here and that brings lots of rain. There is one approaching today from the Gulf of Mexico. It’s being called Tropical Storm Bill. We’ll see what it brings but we’ve been advised to stay home if the roadways are flooded. Guys have been shopping like crazy the last couple of days especially for emergency supplies like Water, Torches, Transistor Radios, Dry Food, etc.
Bracing for a wet, hot and humid couple of weeks ahead. We’ll see what Bill brings us.