Texas hit by hottest summer on record

Record Heat Wave Exacerbates Devastating Drought In Central U.S.
CANADIAN, TX - JULY 28: Cattle rest at a watering hole in a pasture July 28, 2011 near Canadian, Texas. A severe drought has caused shortages of grass, hay and water, in much of the state, forcing ranchers to thin their herds or risk losing their cattle to the drought. The past nine months have been the driest in Texas since record keeping began in 1895, with 75% of the state classified as exceptional drought, the worst level. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

Texas just finished the hottest June through August on record in the U.S.