Friday, September 2, 2011

At Last, Normalcy: August Behaved Like August

Well, this is easy: Every day in August recorded a high above 70 degrees except for the last day of the month, when the thermometer only managed to creep up to 66.

Twenty-three days experienced highs in the 80s, and five were in the 90s. Which is just the way things should be, because August is normally Bend's hottest month.

The cold front that brought us that 66-degree day has moved on to the Upper Midwest, and temperatures are predicted to reach the mid- to upper 80s during the Labor Day weekend. Which, again, is the way things should be.

Leaving us with the question: Will we have a real, honest-to-God Indian summer this year to partly compensate us for our totally suckitudinous spring and early summer? We haven't had one in three years, which makes me doubtful. But we shall see.

Totals for August:

Comfortable Days: 30
Tolerable Days: 1
Cold Days: 0

Totals YTD:

Comfortable Days: 68
Tolerable Days: 34
Cold Days: 22


How Did I Get Here? said...

warm until the day before halloween...and then, winter!

H. Bruce Miller said...

Yep, that's usually how it goes. But the last couple of years, Indian summer has barely lasted through September.

Marshall_Will said...

Precisely what I've warned about since I don't know... THE WETTEST SPRING IN 116 YEARS..? ( 117 for Washington readers? )

Your spouse ( the weather ) treats you like absolute DOG DIRT 363 days out of the year. Then (1) ONE! "romantic weekend" and you're willing to let bygones be bygones?

Well 'I' say F@CK that. We've had a decent run ( JMFC it's freaking AUGUST fer' chrissakes ) and we're talking Indian Summer..? This is rich.

How Did I Get Here? said...

How many drinkypoos did you have before you wrote that Salem Guy?

H. Bruce Miller said...

I'm not gonna let a flame war get started here, guys -- keep it mellow.

How Did I Get Here? said...

I'm just pointing out the obvious.