The rain came with the price -- high winds and hail and power outages. But it was so worth it to see temperatures drop out of the persistent triple-digit range that marked most of July and early August.
Now the party is over.
Just as a little tinge of green here and there began to appear, we are back to the triple-digit forecasts, with highs flirting with the low 100s for the next several days.
One thing I know for sure. Most of Kansas will be happy to say goodbye to the summer of 2011.