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Simmer down East Coast "heat wave" whiners! Seven of top 15 hotter than usualsummer cities are in Texas
It's hot outside.
In order to deal with the heat wave that has captivated a nation, the New York Times is teaching us how to dress for hot temperatures, the Associated Press has no idea what boiling point actually is and New York City is setting up cooling centers.
Seems like another summer in Houston to most of us.
And this summer in Houston is still fiercer than almost anywhere else, according to a recently-released study.
Houston is ranked 15th in the country among cities experiencing above average heat this year.
The Daily Beast took the 100 largest cities in the United States and looked at how many days the high temperature was recorded as higher than usual, factoring in the average number of degrees higher than the normal temperature between June 1 and July 20, 2011. The result? Houston's oppressing heat is nothing new.
Seven Texas cities (the most in any state by far) made the top 15 on the list, including list-topper Lubbock, No. 5 Austin and seventh-ranked Dallas.
San Antonio took the ninth spot and Laredo came in 11th. El Paso followed closely at 14th.
When all was said and done, Houston was the least-above-average Texas city in the top 15 and still above almost all the East Coast "hot spots", resulting in us continuing to gripe about the wimpy griping of those above the Mason-Dixon Line who struggle with the idea of 95 degree heat.