- Deputies: Man, woman tried to arrange killing of his estranged wife (5/21/17)1
- Former coroner convicted of felony theft now faces prison in misdemeanor case (5/23/17)2
- Cape police say man assaulted, kidnapped girlfriend (5/21/17)2
- Woman may lose foot after being hit by moped (5/24/17)
- Mississippi County sheriff fights efforts in court to remove him from office (5/21/17)4
- Business notebook: Woman, sister-in-law buy Perryville custom-wear shop (5/22/17)
- Cape man accused of shooting a woman in Jackson (5/21/17)
- Police apprehend Charleston man they say hit Cape woman with car (5/24/17)
- Illinois Trail of Tears site where Cherokee buried named to National Historic Register (5/24/17)
- Broadening horizons: Heartland Dream Team founder stays committed to area youth (5/21/17)2
We didn't mean to jinx the cool weather
Perhaps we spoke too soon.
Last week, we ran a story announcing that, for the first time in at least 30 years, Cape Girardeau residents had not seen a high temperature reach 90 degrees over the first 12 days of August.
That was true enough. The average high temperature in the first 12 days of August was 85 degrees, the second-coolest in the last 10 years.
The average low for that same time period was 65, the third-lowest in the last 10 years.
But then on Friday, we reached 92 and over the weekend, the temperatures reached a balmy 96 on both Saturday and Sunday. Wow. We went from pleasant to unbearable in a matter of days.
We're not suggesting our story jinxed the weather. We know only weather forecasters can do that. We also were grateful for the cool start to the month.
But next year, if we're getting cooler temperatures during the dog days of summer, someone politely remind us to keep our big mouths shut.