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First, a pitch for getting your local weather from the website for the National Weather Service. Once you do, you'll never visit that atrocity called weather.com ever again. The NWS (weather.gov) is just as easy to remember even if you are on a non-bookmarked computer.

I think weather.com is an awful site: it loads slowly, more than half of the real estate on the screen is filled with ads and useless graphics, and it takes a bunch of clicking and scrolling to get little bits of information. I think I hate weather.com more than any other site on the entire internet.

Anyways, there is a "Special Weather Statement" at the top of our local NWS page this morning, and usually that indicates that there is something especially nasty on the way. Not this time.

...CAN YOU GUESS THE AVERAGE DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE FOR THIS DATE?...

SINCE MOST RESIDENTS OF THIS REGION ARE LIVING IN CONDITIONS
REMINISCENT OF YESTERYEAR WHEN AIR CONDITIONING WAS EITHER UNKNOWN
OR THAT NEW EXPERIENCE AT THE CINEMA OF CHILLED AIR ON A SATURDAY
NIGHT AT THE BIJOU, YOU COULD ASTOUND YOUR FRIENDS WITH THE
FOLLOWING WEATHER TRIVIA QUESTION: NAME THE AVERAGE DAILY MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURE FOR THIS DATE OF SEPTEMBER THE 29TH.

EVEN WEATHER EXPERTS WOULD GUESS TOO WARM FOR TWO VERY GOOD
REASONS. FIRST, SINCE HURRICANE RITA...WE HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCING
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES FREQUENTLY REACHING THE MID TO UPPER 90S
WITH HEAT INDICES OF 105 TO 110.

THE SECOND REASON IS THAT MOST OF US HAVE BEEN SWELTERING WITHOUT
POWER AFTER HURRICANE RITA STRUCK A WEEK AGO. OUR FRAME OF
REFERENCE HAS BEEN BADLY SKEWED.

EVEN THE RECENT COLD FRONT FAILED TO BRING TEMPERATURES DOWN TO
SEASONAL NORMS.

SO GO AHEAD AND WIN THAT EASY BET. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE
FOR THIS DATE IS 85 AT LAKE CHARLES, BEAUMONT, ALEXANDRIA AND
LAFAYETTE AND 84 AT NEW IBERIA.

EVEN AFTER OUR "COOL" FRONT...WE ARE STILL EXPERENCING ABOVE
NORMAL TEMPERATURES. BUT OUR RECENT 6 OR SO DEGREE DROP IN
TEMPERATURES AND A DRY NORTH WIND HAVE NOTICEABLY INCREASED THE
SPIRITS OF OUR SWELTERING COMMUNITIES AND RELIEF WORKERS.

ENJOY OUR SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES THE NEXT FEW DAYS AND
REMEMBER HOW IT WAS EARLIER IN THE WEEK. IF YOU BELIEVE IN THE LAW
OF AVERAGES, THERE'S HOPE FOR THE FUTURE.

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