Steve we have been through some very strange hot weather like no rain since sometime in Jan & this is a record. All water resivours are running dry & restrictions are being put on water usage to the extreme of my area where there is no watering of the lawns, trees, flowers, but one can water their vegitable garden by hand hose with a hand shut-off, no swiming pools, no hot tubs, no wadding pools, no washing of windows, sides of houses or vehicles & this has been in effect for around two months.
Also we have had a maze of wild forest fires in the interior of B.C., Canada for some three months now & it has swept through small towns to even hit two of the largest cities in the Interior being Kamloops & Kelowna to were Kelowna had to evacuate 1/3 of its population & quite a number of houses were burned down to the foundations (something like 238 I believe). Besides other fire crews from other parts of B.C., along with their pumper rigs, also the army & airforce are in working along with the forestry people in going after hot spots.
At many small or large (well for our area) it is not uncommon to see 3 to 8 amphibious waterbombers being serviced along with a maze of choppers also in action.
On water we will not see water till the Spring run-off being around April so that is some 7 plus months away IF we obtain a decent snow pack & last two yrs have been very little snow.
To start receiving some cooler days brings me into the thought of Autumn.