Not your standard bull

Michael Sturgess, Southern Livestock Standard

September 1, 2023

On Sunday, Aug. 27, 2023, the temperature reached 100 degrees or hotter in San Antonio for the 60th time in 2023. This surpasses all the previous years recorded in history. AND IT’S JUST AUG. 27!

This is not the kind of record you want to break. A popular record people seem to go for is how many hot dogs can you eat in one sitting. I’m not sure what my number would be, but I bet in would be less than 60! How about pies? I can’t imagine eating all of one!

The first day of 100 degree heat here in San Antonio was recorded on June 16th. So, between June 16th and Aug. 27th, we recorded 60 days out of 73 days at 100 or above. Of those days, there were 23 consecutive days above 100.

The previous record of 59 days was recorded in 2009. 

Looking back in history, there were two years in which San Antonio recorded as many as seven days of 100 or above in the month of September. The last time that occurred was in 2011.

Can you imagine having as many as 67 days of 100 degree temperature? 67 is a big number!

I’m pretty sure I couldn’t eat 67 hogs in one sitting. I know I would rather try eating 67 scoops of Blue Bell Ice cream. But I’m afraid if I was 67 steps from the bathroom when I tried it, I would be in terrible trouble!

Here’s to hoping that the weather breaks soon. This new record is already big enough!

Southern Livestock

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