As a native Okie I don't normally gripe a lot about summer weather. But this summer has been tough. The heat is hard to tolerate but it is the lack of rainfall that really hurts us. I read in the newspaper that the western part of the state is experiencing the most severe drought since 1921, which is 10 years prior to the infamous dust bowl days of the 1930's. A lot of the state is under a severe water shortage and the electric companies are having trouble supplying the demand for air conditioning. Farmers anticipate almost a total loss of their crops through the first half of this year with little relief in sight. President Obama has declared Oklahoma as a disaster area which may help farmers survive but it has been a rough summer. If you get a chance, send us some rain.
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