At this point, Missoula's summer stands to finish in the top 10 in terms of heat and low moisture. According to Bob Nester with the National Weather Service, we are now at 32 days and counting of temperatures above 90 this year. That would put 2013 in fourth place in that category since the records were started being kept in 1893. And of course area rivers are at very low levels due to the hot temperatures of course and the extreme lack of moisture. Missoula recorded about one-tenth of its average amount of rainfall for the month of July. Mr. Nester says if conditions remain hot through August 31, Missoula will have its tenth hottest summer on record. So, let's sweat it out and know that this will all be distant memories in a couple of months. But a good cool soaking sometime soon sure would be nice, huh? DB