Monday, June 27, 2011

Rain Today

The weather service has been predicting showers from this evening through Thursday, and here they come, right on schedule. It's nearly 80, with dewpoints (variable by station) in the mid 50's. To me, this feels slightly muggy, but not unpleasantly so. We've had so little warm weather in the first half of 2011 that this is quite appreciated. On the other hand, I adore warm weather rain, so I'm looking forward to the change, too. And, as there is a good chance this will be the last substantive precipitation we have until fall, I feel duty-bound to savor it. I'll get tired of unending clear skies, blistering sunshine and heat soon enough, just as I'm tired of clammy dampness right now.

As general rule of thumb, I tell people that the PNW has the best weather in the world. We just have too damned much of it at stretch. This week may well end up being my favorite-weather-wise- of the year: plenty of variety.

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