Finding Our Place
Posted by Pete Bouchard
Snagged another nice day today. Highs in the upper 70s/low 80s...truly a feat in a summer that has seen its fair share of extremes. Which brings me to the topic of today: pattern changes.
Oftentimes in a transition, the pattern can fluctuate and you can slip back to what you had before (in our case, hot, humid weather). It's kind of like the car that gets started, but stalls after a few seconds. But after about a week and a half of this temperate, somewhat drier weather, I can finally say the pattern is firmly established.
What does that mean? Well, we won't be seeing any 90s anytime soon. Are we done for summer? Not ready to say that yet. August hasn't even started, and you always have those hot days in early/mid September. Humidity will either be minor player or almost non-existent. Sure, it may get sticky when the showers move through and the sun pops back out, but we're not talking a long-term steam bath.
In short, our warmest days - with the exception of Friday and Saturday - may be behind us.
The jetstream dipping down over us will remain active, propelling a series of weather systems our way. No, these aren't big storms, but they'll interrupt our vacations and days off with a few showers from time to time. (Kind of like the way the first 2/3 of summer have been.)
Carpe diem. The summer's almost over...
...and starting tomorrow we'll hack away 2 min + of daylight every day in August.