Tuesday, June 28, 2011


It occurred to me today that my last three blog posts all had to do with water.  Two of them with way too much water.  I found that kind of interesting, considering that I live in one of the hottest, dryest states.

Yup!  Some people think of it as hell.  The rest of it call it Arizona.  I just checked the weather page and it says the current temperature is 95.6 degrees Fahrenheit.  'Course, that's over in Prescott, which is higher and cooler than where I live.  But in this range, what's a degree or two difference?  And we high desert dwellers do have one advantage.

Yes, the humidity is low here, only topping out at about 30 percent and dipping as low as single digits.  I have been to New York in the summer.  One time I was there in August and the temperature and the humidity were matching each other . . . in the high 90's for both.  As I was waiting on a curb for a light to change I was hit with a sudden cloudburst.  I just stood there getting soaking wet and enjoying it..

Nothing like that in the forecast for today but y'know what?  The longer range forecast says there's a "slight chance" of showers and thunderstorms starting on Saturday.  Maybe that monsoon prediction I was talking about awhile back will come true right on schedule.

We're ready for it.

Come to think of it, one of those Bud Lights wouldn't be bad right now either.


Lowandslow said...

I can deal with the temperature here in Dallas most summer days, but it's the humidity that just does me in. And bad as it is, Houston is worse. I envy your dryness. :)


Tom Cochrun said...

Hey Pal-
We've got a light rain working down the coast and heading east. Monsoonal flow and moisture is coming up from the south, so it may combine to come at you!

Steve said...

Better dry than with the humidity. We are expecting thunder storms tonight.