On average, we see about two days a year when the temperatures get into the triple digits. But this year, we've had 14.
We hit 104 degrees Monday at 2:12 p.m. That's the 12th time this July, and we're now just shy of the record 13 days for the month. The old record was set in 1980.
For the next week, it's possible that we'll hit 100 each day. However, clouds and a few showers and thunderstorms will be possible nearly each day, which could prevent that.
"When you look back at history in the Ozarks, you have to go back to the 1950s -- maybe even the 1930s -- to see conditions similar to what we've seen this past year," says Steve Runnels with the National Weather Service. "So, consequently, we are really looking at a historic event for the Ozarks."
It has been very dry in the Ozarks, but if you look nationally, it is actually the driest the country has been in more than 60 years.