June 30, 2012

7:11 AM, Temp 58.4° F, Dew Pt 57.8° F, Barometer 29.93 in, Wind Calm, Humidity 98%, Drizzle

South Fidalgo Island woke to foggy conditions this morning with light rain.  While some parts of the U.S. swelter under triple digit temperatures, we remain cool and drizzly.  Interestingly, the weather in San Francisco  is almost exactly the same today.  This is not unusual.  The huge Pacific Ocean is the dominant influence on weather in both locations.

I read somewhere that over the near term, the global climate thing (you know, that whose name shall not be spoken) will have less impact in the coastal Pacific Northwest.  Our spring and early summer has actually been rather chilly this year.  It is predicted that our temperatures will warm, but more slowly than in other parts of the planet.  Again, our nearby ocean will have a moderating influence.

By 9:00 AM, the fog had pretty much lifted, but the day should continue with overcast and drizzle.

The July 4th holiday is expected to be partially sunny here with temperatures in the low 60's F (~17° C).  According to our custom precisely, clear skies and warming temperatures will arrive after the holiday.