Have you checked your weather app lately? As it reads at the time of this article, 100+ degree weather is predicted for an entire week beginning this Thursday. While it might not come as that much of a surprise to lifelong Texans, it can be a little more jarring to state newcomers.
It was at least to one. Tiktoker Tatum Printy. The recent Texas transplant recently uploaded a video of her walking through Austin while lamenting the Texas heat.
“You guys, when I tell you that I had no idea that Texas was going to be this hot…” she said in her video. “It’s where I live. Nice”.
@tprinty1000% humidity 🥰♬ original sound – Tatum Printy
Many comments in the post accurately point out that Texas is just warming up.
“I think every transplant needs to visit in August before committing lol” one comment read. “And girl it ain’t gonna cool off until December,” read another.
Echoing this sentiment, Tiktok user and Houstonian, Chelsey Wells aka chelsey_dw, uploaded a video response, in which she briefly explained Texas heat.
@chelsey_dw #stitch with @Tatum Printy Welcome girl lol #texasheatwave ♬ original sound – Chelsey Wells
“This is the preheat. This is not summer…yet. Wait ’til we get until the end of July, August,” Wells said. “As a Texan/Houstonian, every year we forget how hot it is. It’s not just y’all. Every year I’m like ‘holy shit, we live like this? We choose this life? We live here on purpose?'”
The hottest June in the history of Houston was recorded last year, averaging at 86.7 F according to Houston Public Media. Last year also saw the hottest July in Houston history with an average of 88F degrees. While no records were broken for August of last year, the month typically averages higher temperatures than July.