Although they did not produce any rain, clouds rolled in last night and broke the heat. August heat here is part of the grand design, but it is certainly a good thing when a leavening front comes in and breaks its hammer-grip. Over the past few years, since 2000 or so, we've been blessed with mild Summers, but this Summer appears to even the abacus up a bit.
Cyclical weather intrigues and delights me, but I tend to enjoy the "rainy" portion of the cycle more than the "drought" portion. On the other hand, the drought this year provided some glorious Summer-like January days, which is not all a bad thing.