At least you dodge the humidity, Mare. The midwest is unbearable in summer, 100% humidity and temps at times pushing the century mark. There is a reason summer is my least favorite season.
I heard it raining in the night-hard enough to notice, but I didn't bother to check to see how much. This morning, I looked on my phone and it said it was in the low 70s. I scrolled down and it was over 50% humidity. I needed to make a quick Target run, so I went out...yick! It wasn't even that hot and it was sweat city!
Somehow high humidity with lower temps is worse. I think it is because I expect cooler weather, then find out the air is still really sticky. At least with high temps and humidity I know what I am walking into.
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here--this is the war room.
I noticed a couple years ago that The Weather Channel rarely bothers with the southern half of the West Coast of the U.S. If there are fires blocking out the Sun, or even weirder, floods-then we get some attention.
Our Excessive Heat Warning has been extended until 9:00pm. I checked my phone and the humidity was at 61% and the temperature was 65 Degrees. In the past half hour, the temp has gone up to 70 Degrees, while the humidity remains the same.
Tomorrow will be marginally cooler and, I hope, less humid.
Ugh the damn ac broke or is minimally functional, again. Happened around the same time last year. Keeps freezing up after barely cooling. I suspect a leak again. Idiots last year did part 1 of leak check and forgot about it and never for back to me for part 2. Hope landlord will get it fixed despite moving and him selling soon. 90 F means mid to high 70s inside quick. Thank Dog/cats I have a couple window units to add a little help. Extra sucky with asthma to have this. 90 again tomorrow. Yay...
Yesterday, I ran errands and got all hot and sweaty pretty quickly...it was only 84 degrees F but the humidity was @ 48%. We are in for a hot but not incredibly hot several days. We are on a Knucklehaid Alert, so everyone doesn't crank their A/C and run appliances between 4-9pm. It is officially called a Flex Alert, but sensible people do not run heat or steam generating appliances when it is 98 degrees F and have the A/C set to 75 degrees F. That would be nuts. A toaster oven, maybe. Right now, the temp is 84 degrees and humidity is at 45%. It is predicted to get to 97 degrees in the late afternoon, and most of the night it will still be pretty warm 75 degrees at the lowest.
Edison sent out notices that our electricity will cost more during certain hours, and we are now on a tiered system of pricing. We will be automatically switched to the new system unless we send in a notice saying we want to keep the tiered system. That is a pretty tricky way to keep people from not switching...I have had the piece of mail from Edison on my table with important parts underlined and the envelope attached ever since I got it in late July or early August. The notice showed calculated future costs of energy for me if I switch to the new way, and the amount my energy will cost if I do not change. It is lower for me to stay, barring immediate climate change on exterior temps. I kind of think I want to be able to use energy when I want to use energy and watch my usage during peak hours just to be energy conscious. Sometimes, during Tax Season, I just need to do a load of laundry between 4-9pm. I dunno. Maybe it isn't really a big deal.