247 of Texas’ 254 counties are under Texas Forest Service burn bans. In Austin we have only had 50% of our normal annual rainfall (9 inches behind) and we are about 60 percent behind for the last 10 months. We have had 36, 100-degree days so far this year and our normal is 12 days above 100-degrees. It was 102 degrees on my second story back porch this morning at 11:30 a.m., in the shade, on the north side of the house. It rained for thirty minutes yesterday but the driveway never became completely wet.