Houston is heading for another 100 degree day, is probably not what you want to hear today. It seemed like my home A/C never stopped running Monday or Sunday. Sunday's highs were 99 degrees officially at IAH and 100 at Hobby. Monday we tied a 2009 record of 102 degrees and today's record of 99, also on the same year will surely be broken. Today's forecast calls for 102 degrees, with dangerous what it feels like numbers of 105 - 109 degrees.
Escaping the dangerous heat may not be easy this week, since the entire state is on fire with highs over 100 degrees again today. Other vacation spots like Florida are coping with floods from Debby and Colorado with forest fires and similar 100 degree heat in the lower elevations.
Here's a picture from NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite. The photo reveals the fires to the East and West of Durango, Colorado. These fires and others further North are engulfing tens of thousands of acres and using nearly half of the fire suppression equipment in the USA. This equipment was in Texas last year fighting wild fires all over the state. Much like Texas, Colorado is experiencing a moderate to severe drought so wild fire danger will continue all Summer.
So if your hunting for a vacation spot this Summer, it may be wise to check what mother nature is up to before you make your reservations. Also monitor KHOU.com's Hurricane central for updates on TS Debby, as she is not expected to depart the state until the end of the week.