Tuesday, July 14, 2009


This summer the weather here has been amazing. If all summers were like this, I’d like them a whole lot better. So far not one day has reached 90, let alone topped that figure. Best of all, the humidity remains low, with only a few forays into that higher, more uncomfortable realm.

The nights dip into the upper 50’s by morning, and I’ve needed that fleece throw by 2 a.m. on most nights. I’m spoiled, I know, and I keep telling myself not to get used to it because August or 2010 will certainly not be like this.

And in case you haven’t yet heard, the El Nino effect is getting underway again, which is likely to affect the northeast U.S. this year or next. In my area, El Nino tends to make the winters warmer and wetter than average, a bad combination for skiers and winter sports enthusiasts like me.

Still, that’s in the future, maybe, and I won’t let that diminish my enjoyment of the weather today. Glories like this can’t be expected to last forever.


The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

This has been a cool and therefore great summer in my book, too. I'm also no hot-weather fan. My stone cottage has yet to become hot inside—though we have had a few (two or three) 90 degree days; but very few, and they were several weeks ago. This morning, when I got up, the inside temperature was 57; it won't likely make it much above 70 in the cottage today (current outside temperature 76) so tonight will again be great for sleeping.

But you're right, I fear, about paybacks. It could happen from here on out, or not until next year—but cool and in our shared opinion near-perfect summer weather is not going to become the norm; if we want that, we'll have to move to Canada, or at least upper Michigan.

So enjoy it while you can.

Carolyn H said...

Griz: nice summer weather in the Adirondacks, too. I wish this weather would be the summer-time norm here, but I know that's not going to happen.

Carolyn h.

Cathy said...

Lets, see I was in the upper 40s this morning. I have a floor fan in my room that I used only once. The only thing that's same this summer, I can't wait for the summer reading programs be over.

Pablo said...

Hot and humid here in the Midwest. I envy you.

Carolyn H said...

Cathy and Pablo: I haven't gotten my fan out of winter storage yet. A couple of times, I thought about getting it down, but then I didn't. I know that won't last all summer, but it's kind of fun to see how far I can go before I need it.

Carolyn H.