It has been chilly around here for awhile. Too long. Jackets, even long underwear, have been de rigueur when out on the water for a long evening. That's a heck of a way to run a summer, and it's unusual for this semi-arid desert region. This is supposed to be the HOT side of the Cascades, the northernmost extension of the Sonoran Desert climate zone.
Word is it may be getting back to normal soon.
Special Weather Statement...HOT WEATHER LATE THIS WEEK THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK... CONFIDENCE IS GROWING THAT THE INLAND NORTHWEST WILL ENTER A PERIOD OF ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES STARTING THIS FRIDAY...RISING TO WELL ABOVE NORMAL OR NEAR RECORD TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST TO RISE INTO THE UPPER 80S AND LOWER 90S BY FRIDAY...CLIMBING INTO MIDDLE AND UPPER 90S THIS WEEKEND...AND POSSIBLY INTO THE 100 TO 110 DEGREE RANGE TOWARD MONDAY AND TUESDAY. THIS WILL BE THE RESULT HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING INTO THE REGION FROM THE DESERT SOUTHWEST AND GREAT BASIN. PROLONGED HOT WEATHER CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES. CONSIDERATIONS SHOULD BE MADE FOR THESE CONDITIONS...ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE WITH WORK OR OTHER ACTIVITIES OUTDOORS GOING INTO THIS WEEKEND AND EARLY NEXT WEEK.
I for one say Hoo. Ray. Maybe now I can finally take some of the blankets off the bed.