Not the sort of summer we’ve had. (Photo from the Okanagan Valley, B.C.)
Wondering where summer went? Not because school is starting, but because summer never seemed to actually arrive?
“Seattle was on a streak of five consecutive months of below normal temperatures through August,” according to the National Weather Service’s Seattle bureau. “The hot spells over the summer have masked just how cool it has been for Seattle.”
After analyzing climate data back to the 1950s, forecaster Dana Felton concludes, in his forecast discussion for Friday morning: “It is certainly possible that this year will end up in the top five for the least number of days with highs of 70-plus.”
That’s probably why our tomatoes are still green. In the last week it has rained 0.89 inches at Maple Leaf Life.
Things are looking up for the next few days, though. Here’s the summary from early this morning:
“A frontal system associated with a weak low dropping southeast from the Gulf of Alaska will bring a chance of rain to mainly the coast and the northern portion of the area through Sunday night. A ridge of high pressure will bring drier and warmer conditions to the area Monday and Tuesday.”Tweet