Little rant here.
The news has had several stories about how hot or how dry the summer has been. And I'm sure it has.
But why talk to old-timers who say, "This is the hottest/driest it's been as long as I can remember."
Gee... that's real useful to me. I'm sure that they could tell us how tough it was walking to school, uphill both ways, through snow, etc.
Just find me the facts, was it or was it not the hottest/driest summer in the past 70 years?