If you think it’s hot outside now, you don’t remember a few days ago when we were in the midst of a very hot July. In fact, July was a record-setting heat and drought, and it was a record-shattering heat. In July, the average temperature was 77.6 degrees in the United States. That’s 3.3 degrees hotter than the average temperature in the United State’s history, and that means that July was the hottest month recorded in the United States since record-keeping started in 1895. The previous hottest July on record was July 1936, when the temperature average was 77.3 degrees.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 63 percent of the country is affected by the drought. As we all know, drought conditions can lead to smaller crops and smaller crop yields–assuming the corn doesn’t just pop on the stalk from the sun. It remains to be seen how August is going to play out across the country, but I wouldn’t get too far from the pool if I were you. In fact, why not take a cue from this bulldog and just bring your pool inside.
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