May 3, 2017

Wacky Weather. A way of life in the San Francisco Bay Area!

You can’t fool Mother Nature.  Nor can you guess the San Francisco Bay Area’s wacky weather micro climates.

Yep.  Wacky.  Really wacky.

After one of the wettest winters on record, we are experiencing a Spring heat wave for a couple of days.  With the San Francisco Bay Area’s micro climates, depending on where you live, the swing in temperature during hot days can be nothing short of incredible.  This is due to the cooling effect of fog near the coast.  I’m thankful that my Pleasant Hill (East Bay Area) home is positively affected by coastal fog, and the cool night temps and breezes if generally brings to us during hot weather. We call this cooling effect “Northern California Air Conditioning”.

Can you believe this? Yesterday my backyard weather station recorded a high temperature of 98.9⁰ F at 5:23 PM.  And a low temperature of 55.0⁰ F at 6:33 AM.

That is a temperature swing of 43.9⁰ F … In a single day. Crazy!

My Faithful Canine Companions Sid and Lexi have got this wacky weather issue figured out, as they happily enjoy the backyard’s cool shade and grass this morning.  Good dogs! 


Stay cool and hydrated, everyone!

Mary Rae Fouts

1 comment:

  1. Must make deciding what to wear a challenge.


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