Last week we recorded record low temperatures Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings. We also received a report that June, July and August were the second-hottest months in the U.S. since the Dust Bowl of 1936. Numerous dust storms were reported this year and the state of Texas has been battling fires for 264 straight days. During the summer of 1936, 15,000 lives were lost, the result of several years of below normal rainfall, soaring summertime temperatures, strong winds and poor agricultural practices. Four major dust storms transported vast amounts of soil from the plains of New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas and west Texas into sections of the eastern U.S. On April 14, 1935, one dust storm surrounded Stratford, Texas, suffocating many residents. Fastcast: Warmer.

Sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming southwestly around 5 mph. Tonight, mostly clear, with a low around 63. Southwesterly wind around 5 mph becoming calm.