It really WAS hotter than usual
I've been whining to anyone who will listen that September was brutally hot.
Most of the victims of my whining have just shrugged and given me some version of, "It's Houston. What did you expect?"
Fine, but now I can point them to the Chron's SciGuy, Eric Berger, who points out that September in Houston was the hottest on record, surpassing normal temperatures for August.
The forecasts of highs in the upper 70s for the weekend look much better.